"Elsie Tydings bought tickets for Washington’s
first World Series, in 1924." NY Times (Senators over Giants
10/12/13, "Who's on line first?
" NY Times, Samantha Storey
"Before the modern convenience
of buying tickets with the smartphone in
your palm — or, before that, the phone attached to the wall — you often
had to work to see postseason baseball. Perhaps you mailed in a request,
only to receive an apology note a week later explaining there were no
Or maybe you spent hours on the sidewalk outside the
stadium ticket office in unkind autumn weather. In a series of pictures from the Times photography archives, we look at the old-fashioned way of buying tickets."...