Hall of Fame joins Google Cultural Institute

June 13, 2014

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LkI5AZSo3A8/UIr3QhxXTZI/AAAAAAAACAw/tVH2HtMSnL4/s1600/Google-Cultural-Institute.jpgThe National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is connecting with the Google Cultural Institute to make highlighted exhibits and an interior interactive view of the Museum accessible to baseball lovers worldwide.

The Hall of Fame’s Cultural Institute presence consists of two digital exhibits and indoor Street View imagery.

The first exhibit, Picturing America’s Pastime, is a series of photographs depicting baseball in the late 1800’s to present day with photos spanning generations, from pioneering photographer Charles M. Conlon to present-day sports shooter Brad Mangin. Picturing America’s Pastime captures the grandeur of the early game to the vibrancy of today’s sport through images in sepia, color, and black-and-white.

Blog_hank_aaron_by_salasThe second exhibit, Osvaldo Salas’ American Baseball Photographs, celebrates the influx of African-American and Latin players into the sport through the internationally-acclaimed photojournalist’s images from the early integration era. Photographs in the exhibit include Latin American heroes and Hall of Famers Luis Aparicio and Roberto Clemente as well as African-American stars like Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Larry Doby photographed against the backdrop of the three big league team stadiums of the time in New York— the Dodgers, Giants, and Yankees.

A specially designed Street View ‘trolley’ visited the Hall of Fame to capture 360 degree images of the interior of selected galleries to display on Google Maps. The imagery is stitched together allowing visitors to virtually walk the halls and galleries to view the content just as it is displayed within the Hall of Fame.

For more information, visit baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.


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