BABE RUTH

Digital Scrapbooks

The Babe Ruth Digital Scrapbooks give readers a chance to witness Babe Ruth as most people did in the 1920s—through the newspapers. The scrapbooks were compiled by Ruth's publicity agent, Christy Walsh, who wrote many of the notices himself. Walsh collected reviews, profiles, editorials — any kind of article that included something about Ruth. He was well aware of the power of the media to shape public perception.

This interactive provides more context to each of Walsh’s pages, as well as the individual items on each page. You can explore the pages of the Babe Ruth Digital Scrapbooks one-by-one, including by zooming in and out. Or you can click on any article for a closer view.

BABE RUTH on the stage