antique prints, maps and watercolors

after A.B. Frost. (Archery) New York: Harpers Weekly, 1879. $275.00

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"An Archery Meeting"

In the 19th century, before photography became commonplace, newspapers and periodicals were illustrated with wood engravings. Many of the best artists of the day earned their bread and butter creating the original designs for these prints and engraving them. In this case, one of the most famous American sporting artists, A.B. Frost, created the a dynamic view of the men and women participating in an archery meet.

These minutely detailed original antique prints provide wonderful glimpses into the daily life of the period and provide invaluable information. 

16 x 22 inches, sheet.
Hand colored wood engraving.