One Life: Babe Ruth

June 24, 2016 – May 21, 2017

Babe Ruth and other Red Sox pitchers by Underwood & Underwood (active 1880 - c. 1950)

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, East Floor Plan

This American baseball legend was an icon and media sensation. Before the commercialization of sports superstars became commonplace, Ruth’s name and image fueled a marketing frenzy. His memorable persona is highlighted in a selection of historic prints, photographs and personal paraphernalia representing “the Babe” both as a Yankee slugger and a national celebrity. Historian James Barber is the curator of the show.