Lot # 184: 19th Century Woodcut Pair w/Images of Women's Sports

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 3 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/2/2023 12:00 PM to
8/19/2023 9:00 PM

We lead off with an extremely early set of images depicting women's sports, with a page of woodcuts from the September 19, 1868 issue of The Sporting Times.  Given the tone of the illustrations, it appears to have been a "barber shop" type publication. A women's base ball game takes the upper left, while various other pursuits follow in somewhat titillating fashion. As a bonus, a Mark Twain short story appears below these.  The second page is from the May 31, 1890 issue of The New York Illustrated News features two arcane women's sports: whipping and pistol shooting.

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