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College Boat Race on the Schuylkill. New York: Harper's Weekly, 1879. $250.00

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"The College Boat-Race on the Schuylkill-The Finish"

A wonderful action packed original antique print of rowing on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Two insets show the "Schuylkill Navy, Saluting the Victorious Crew" and "Columbia and Princeton Quarters."

the text to this image is included on the reverse. It begins "The long-looked-for contest between the four-oared shell crews of the college club of the University of Pennsylvania, the Columbia College crew of New York, and the Princeton College crew, over the National Course of a mile and a half on the Schuylkill River, came off on the 24th ult. and, as everybody knows, resulted in a victory for the Philadelphia Boys..." the article goes on to name the rowers for the Columbia, Princeton, and Pennsylvania teams and to describe the race in detail.

10 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches, sheet.
Hand colored wood engraving.

Excellent condition with light overall patina.