Porter’s Spirit of the Times: A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage
W. T. Porter
September 1857–February 1858
Volume 3, numbers 1–26
Shown here is the issue for September 12, 1857 (number 2), which features an original copperplate engraving of a baseball game at Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey - the first image of the sport in an American periodical.