Los Angeles Dodgers 1910

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

$595.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Medium Blue), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 1910 Brooklyn Superbas (now Los Angeles Dodgers) uniform is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Los Angeles Dodgers uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Los Angeles Dodgers products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd.

Beneath the silver plate is a 3” x 9” reproduction of a well known, best-selling print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 3” x 9” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at scott@heritagesportsart.com and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by Major League Baseball unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by MLB. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at questions@heritagesportsart.com .



The Dodgers joined the National League in 1890, and were known as the Brooklyn Bridegrooms at the time because there were so many newlyweds on the team (7 players were said to have been married about the same time in 1888). Keep in mind that in this era team nicknames weren't like they are today teams were really known simply by the name of the city they represented, and team nicknames were often just that, nicknames given them by fans and writers. Often times the nickname had something to do with the team manager.That being said, in 1899 the name Bridegrooms gave way to the nickname the Superbas, a name sportwriters gave the team because of a popular vaudeville troupe of the same name. In 1911 to the team became known as the Trolley Dodgers because of the preponderance of streetcar tracks in Brooklyn in fact most Brooklyn-ers of this time were nicknamed trolley dodgers because they were thought to constantly be dodging streetcars as part of their daily routine. In 1913 the name Trolley Dodgers was shortened to simply Dodgers. It should also be noted that during the 1890's the team was also unofficially known as Ward's Wonders and Foutz's Fillies Ward and Foutz being managers of the team.Wilbert Robinson took over as team manager in 1914, and from 1914 1931 the team was often known as the Robins, but we believe throughout this period they were also officially known as both the Robins and the Dodgers. If anyone has definitive research on this subject, we'd love to read it! Please contact us at ssillcox@rogers.com.In 1913 the Dodgers moved to magical Ebbets Field. It was considered a neighborhood ballpark, primarily because it was constructed in a residential area of town. There was a bond between the people of Brooklyn and their neighborhood ball team. Ebbets Field had arguably the most beautiful front entranceway of any ballpark in the history of baseball. For this reason it was constantly photographed.Following in the footsteps of the Chicago Cubs the year before, the Dodgers have stitched Brooklyn down the front of their road uniform, intersected by buttons.This 1910 jersey also has a blue cadet collar, a small upright collar worn by many teams from about 1910 to the mid-late 20's.Notice also that there is a center belt loop, which was used to secure the belt buckle off to one side. Players of this era usually wore the belt buckle to one side so they could prevent injury when sliding into a base.Note also that even though this jersey has buttons down the front, this is still a pullover style jersey that had to be pulled over the head a practice that was common in jerseys throughout baseball at this time. We believe the first major league team to wear a completely buttoned front jersey (ie one that didn't have to be pulled over the head) was the 1909 Phillies, followed by the 1911 Cubs. The pullover style jersey finally disappeared after the 1939 season (the Athletics were the last team to wear it), but of course pullovers resurfaced in a big way with the double knit era of the 70's and 80's.

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