Harper's Weekly November 1866 - Philadelphia and Brooklyn Baseball Teams
This page featured the "Athletics" of Philadelphia and the "Atlantics" of Brooklyn. On the side is the date November 3, 1866, along with Harper's Weekly. It also shows "Photographed by Charles H. Williamson, Brooklyn, L.I."
When I purchased this framed piece, it also had an explanation from the magazine (see scan) which will be included. It mentions the two celebrated Base-Ball Clubs. (Odd that baseball was hyphenated back then). The game was won by the Atlantics who scored 27 against 17. This club is the Champion Base-Ball Club of America, according to the write up. In the illustration the portraits of the Atlantics occupy the foreground of the picture.
I found information on the internet about both of these early baseball teams from the 1800s.
The illustration is in an oak wood frame, with beading. It has glass on the front, a newer dustcover, and wire for hanging. The frame measures 13 3/4" tall and 16 3/4" wide.
The frame shows a few scuffs, mainly at the bottom. The glass has a bubble at the upper right corner. The illustration has a few foxing spots.
A great gift for the baseball fan in the family. A nice piece of baseball history. Please email me if you would like to see any additional photos.
Item ID: PP-1140
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