antique prints, maps and watercolors

(Lawn Tennis) Harpers Weekly Newspaper, New York August 22, 1891, $165.00

"Possible Lawn Tennis Champions"

In the 19th century, before photography became commonplace, newspapers and periodicals were illustrated with wood engravings. One of the most popular was the Harper's Weekly Newspaper. Many of the best artists of the day earned their bread and butter creating the original designs for the newspaper. These minutely detailed original wood engraved prints provide wonderful glimpses into the daily life of the period.

Wood engraving hand colored,
1
5 ½ x 11 inches sheet size,
excellent condition.