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1899 - The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - The Battle of the "Blues"...

Item # 698476

March 25, 1899

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 25, 1899

* The legendary battle between Oxford and Cambridge
* The Battle of the Blues (Dark Blues vs. Light Blues)
* Each crew team shown in their school color

The centerfold shows the crew teams of the upcoming Oxford and Cambridge Boat-Race, with the members of the Oxford "Dark Blues" on the left, and the members of the Cambridge "Light Blues" on the right. Nice to have this 19th century color printing from the schools and competition which are credited with introducing the concept of school colors to the world.
Other prints include: "How the American Scaling-Ladders Were Used at The Hotel Windsor Fire In New York", a print of the Windsor Hotel as it appeared prior to the fire, "The Great Championship Billiar Match Between [John] Roberts and [Charles] Dawson", "The Duchess of York Receiving Fishwives of Nice Who Brought Flowers for the Queen" (the front cover), "The Queen at Cimiez", "Scenes on the New Trans-Siberian Railway", many large illustrated ads, and more. See photos for details.
Complete in 36 pages, disbound, in excellent condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War