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A baseball team in uniform...

Item # 174558

May 14, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 14, 1881  The full front pabe is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Is There To Be A Power Behind The Throne?" But the most significant print would be the very nice half page baseball print: "The Princeton college Base-Ball Nine" showing them in uniform and with bats, a ball, and two catcher's masks. There is also a related article: "The Princeton Nine".
Other prints in this issue include: "In the Toils of the Telegraph--To This Complexion We May Come At Last." which is a comic illustration; "John Presents the Monthly Gas Tax" "The Late James T. Fields" "Sir Stafford Northcote" "The Late Emile  De Girardin" "The Cornell Crew For England" showing 4 members; "Up the Morne Brabant, Island of Maurtius".
The doublepage centerfold is: "The Coaching Club". The back page has a political cartoon featuring Uncle Sam: "How They Expect to Get on a Sound Footing", done by Thomas Nast.
Complete in sixteen pages.

Category: 1880-1889

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