Circus Marching parade band elephant 1912 Riesenberg old Harper's color printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
(Early 20th Century American Culture)
Issued 1912, New York, by Harper's Weekly
Art by Sidney H. Riesenberg
Wonderful original antique offset/photo mechanical color print. The actual sheet issued at this time, not a modern copy or reprint.
In Good+ to near VG [or better] condition: displays uniform age browning/ toning as typical, light scattered spotting or foxing, light edge wear primarily outside of the printed area, and could have small edge splits which have been carefully and almost invisibly repaired on verso; overall the main image remains clean and very attractive. Any defects may hopefully be clearly seen in the images- they do not detract in any way and the item is priced accordingly.
Text on verso as issued-This is an original printed sheet from this scarce early 20th century American periodical. Thus, it has printing on the back, which is the only way this image can be acquired other than perhaps as a modern reprint. Quite fun to look at both sides for a glimpse into American culture.
Please examine the scan closely as it forms the central part of the description. There is a zoom feature so you can see close up. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws ].
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting cultural image.
A delightful 20th century print any collector, dealer, or institution would be happy to possess. Perfect for display purposes.
Sheet measures c. 15 1/2" H x 10 3/4 " W .