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March 28, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, March 28, 1857.

* Chess

As noted in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage", this is a volume 1 issue of a very early sporting publication. Near the back of the issue is a column entitled:  "Our Chess Department", which includes a chess "problem of the week" in addition to the solution to the problem from the week prior.

This issue also has other sporting reports including boxing (Fistiana), Equestrianism, & horseracing. Complete in 16 pages, an ornate sports-themed masthead can also be found on the front page.

Category: Pre-Civil War