Traveling Team

Simpson, Kansas

I found this great photo in my grandmother’s collection of old family photographs. It was an image of a traveling black baseball team that was in Simpson, Kansas playing the local team. My great grandfather was a catcher for that Simpson team and probably is why this photograph was shot. I loved how the whole town of German, Dane and Irish farmers were in the background. I based the illustration Uncivil War off of the image.

Uncivil War