Americans getting out in the sun and doing sports. Thomas Eakins, artist (1844-1916). Also took photographs when he wasn’t teaching art.

"The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake." 1873.
“The Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake.” 1873. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cc0 License 1.0. via http://www.clevelandart.org/art/1984.1927
"In the Mid-Time." 1898-1899.
“In the Mid-Time.” 1898-1899. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eakins,_In_the_mid-time_1896.jpg
"Baseball Players Practicing." 1875.
“Baseball Players Practicing.” 1875. Watercolor on paper. Courtesy of the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Baseball_Players_Practicing_Thomas_Eakins_1875.jpeg
"Starting Out After Rail." 1874.
“Starting Out After Rail.” 1874. Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain due to age. via https://collections.mfa.org/objects/32538/starting-out-after-rail
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