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President Garfield near death... Tennis on Staten Island...



Item # 174598

September 24, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 24, 1881  The front page is taken up with a print captioned: "At The Window--A Brief Respite in a Weary Struggle" showing President James Garfield recovering from being shot (he would die very soon)
The prime content in this issue is the full page print captioned: " A Game Of Lawn Tennis, Staten Island Club Grounds" which shows two men playing tennis. A very nice & early tennis print with a related article on another page headed: "Lawn Tennis".

There are other nice prints in this issue as well, including "The New Harvard Gymnasium" "In the Hop Fields of Central New York" and a full page print: "Opium Smoking in New York" among others.

Complete in 16 pages. Very displayable prints!

Category: 1880-1889

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