Getting to the root of things

Getting to the root of things
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Title: Getting to the root of things

One of two views of Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman Gil Hodges wearing pajamas in hospital bed, feet towards camera; images similar, but DODG 0494 shows Hodges from closer perspective and without retouching or cropping marks. Caption on verso ofDODG 0495: "Getting to the Root of Things: Dodger first sacker Gil Hodges, 'stricken' with an allergy, rests comfortably at Long Island College Hospital following flight from Mobile, Ala., last night. Gil will undergo tests and, if necessary, treatments in next few days."

Date: 1953
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Lambert, Al.
More Details: Title from caption on verso of 0495.
On verso of 0495: date stamped: Apr. 2, 1953; photographer's stamp; Brooklyn Eagle stamp.
0495 retouched, with grease pencil cropping marks.
Collection: Brooklyn Dodgers
Subject: Hodges, Gil, 1924-1972.
Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team)
Long Island College Hospital.
Baseball players
Hospital patients
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library
ID: DODG 0494