George Brace

For 65 years, George Brace's camera captured many of the historic moments in Chicago baseball, from the games that showcased Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to the day when workers first planted ivy at Wrigley Field.

From 1929 to 1994, Brace snapped nearly every series at Wrigley and Comiskey Park, compiling a catalog of virtually every major-league player, in addition to catching rare, behind-the-scenes shots of the era's concessionaires, ball boys, and mascots. His private collection ranks among the finest in baseball.

These images were printed during the photographer's lifetime. As Brace died in 2002 (at age 89), the images are signed and authenticated by Mary Brace, the photographer's daughter.