America Cup Yachting Race Harper's Gilded Age newspaper 1885 Cricket Nast ChinaBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Gilded Age, Illustrated Newspapers, Yacht Racing, America Cup, Cricket Match, Sports).
Issued September 26th, 1885, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued during the Gilded Age. Filled with commentary and wood engraved images, issued contemporary to the events.
Original late-19th century weekly newspaper. An actual, complete newspaper published at the date listed, not a modern re-issue.
During this period, this journal was a major, influential national publication which employed many of the top artists of the era.
Paper uniformly age toned as typical, some pages loose. Issue was once bound up in a volume and is now free-standing and complete unto itself as originally issued.
Nice looking, clean, well preserved example, pages loosened, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text on reverse of each page as always, images and maps from Harper's like this are often offered separately for display.
Newspaper measures c. 16" H x 11" W.
Periodical will be shipped gently rolled in a sturdy 3" wide tube to ensure it arrives safely to you! Multiple issues purchased at the same time will be shipped flat.
There are a number of fine prints in this issue including a full ft pg. of: "Canon Farrar", plus inside page prints of "The Dead Jumbo" the elephant; A Thomas Nast print "We Have Not Given Up Ruling the Waves Yet"; a one-third pg: "Cricket Match between the Gentlemen of Philadelphia & the English Visiting Eleven".
A nice & dramatic doublepage centerfold: "The First Day's Race for the 'America's Cup--The Genesta Rounding the Light-Ship" and another fullpg. print: "The Second Day's Race for the America's Cup--The Run Down the Wind". Also a full page: "The Massacre of the Chinese at Rock Springs, Wyoming" and two additional, small, Thomas Nast political cartoons.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.