baseball portrait

Portraits of members of the 1886 Detroit Wolverines around diagram of baseball diamond. Printed on image front: “The Detroit League base ball club, 1886. Chew Lorillard’s splendid plug tobacco. Copyrighted 1886 by J.H. Bufford Sons. [Hardy] Richardson, 2nd B.; Manning, L.F.; [Samuel Luther] Thompson, R.F.; Hall, C. [Charles B. ‘Lady’] Baldwin, P.; [Ned] Hanlon, C.F.; [Jack] Rowe, C. & S.S.; [Charles Wesley] Bennett, C.; [Larry] Twitchell, P.; [Dan] Brouthers, 1st B.; [James Laurie 'Deacon’] White, 3rd B. Tomlinson, photo.”

  • Courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library

Hilda Terry (1914-2006) was a cartoonist mostly known for Teena, a comic strip about a teenage girl that ran for 20 years in American newspapers. She was the first woman allowed to join the National Cartoonists Society in 1950.

During the early 1970s, she became a pioneer in early computer animation, working on giant animated portraits of baseball players and team mascots that were displayed on stadium scoreboards. She was also active in many other endeavours, especially related to the outdoors, such as being a Camp Fire guardian and Blue Bird leader, encouraging young girls to lead an active life.