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Item # 174812

October 13, 1883

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 13, 1883

The frontpage is a fullpage political cartoon "Croton Water Frauds - A Leaky Department - Robbing peter (the taxpayer) to pay Paul (the tax gatherer)". Inside the issue are halfpage illustrations entitled 'Procession of the Veiled Prophet, St. Louis, Missouri.'; 'Bridging Niagara Again'; "The Great Trot at Fleetwood Between Jay-Eye-See and St. Julien" and 'Ladies' Lawn Tennis Tournament, Staten Island Cricket Club Grounds'. A fullpage 'Centennial of the Episcopal Church in America' is comprised of four illustrations. 'Sketches Among the Mackerel Men' is a composite of 8 scenes. A two-third page is 'Base-Ball Champions of 1883' shows 4 scenes, and a one-third page including a team photo "The Boston Base-Ball Club."

Complete in 16 pages and contains additional prints and related text.

Category: 1880-1889

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