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One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...



Item # 671593

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865 

* Famous Currier and Ives baseball game print

The top of page 4  has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.
The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Brooklyn And The Mutual Club of New York, At Hoboken, August 3--The Mutuals Catching Out Atlantics On A Foul Ball". There is also a report headed: "Base-Ball Match For The Championship".
This game was the subject of a famous Currier and Ives print called "The American National Game".
Also of interest is the fine ftpg. which is taken up with a New York Fire Department montage, with another fire engine print inside.
Then prints of "...Gloucester and Harbor, Mass." & much on: "The Cod & Mackerel Fishers of New England".
Sixteen pages, some darkness at the spine margin, good condition.

Category: Post-Civil War