April 1886: First known photograph of “the finger” Chris January 15, 2013 1800-1899, Sport 5 CommentsFavourited 1457 times Add to favourites Group picture, Boston Beaneaters and New York Giants, Major League Baseball Opening Day 1886. Charles Radbourn giving the finger to cameraman (back row, far left). 5 Responses Doug Foley January 15, 2013 It’s a “stogey”, not a finger. Reply Sir Ray January 16, 2013 “It’s a “stogey”, not a finger.” Cracked.com disagrees with you on that, and they have some supporting evidence: http://www.cracked.com/article_19894_8-ordinary-photos-hiding-mind-blowing-details_p2.html Reply lakawak February 11, 2013 You know you are at the bottom of the intelligence pecking order when you look to cracked.com for your facts. T D January 15, 2013 Not just the first known photograph of ‘the finger’, but also the last known photograph of ‘ridiculous top hat and moustache’. Reply merl January 16, 2013 I can understand flipping the bird in school pics but what would make a grown man do that? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.