Honus Wagner, Spring Fever, and Two Three Stooges

By Rob Edelman

This article was published in the 2018 The National Pastime.

A gloomy fact of film history is that more than half the movies made during the silent film era are lost. Yet a smattering of materials related to the early motion pictures do exist, and occasionally, their origins are cloaked in mystery — including a set of five lobby cards from Spring Fever, a Honus Wagner short reportedly released in 1919. Note: The following is excerpted from "Lost (and Found) Baseball," first published in 2011 in "Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game."1It was reprinted the . . .

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