Lot # 166: 1883 "Daisies of the Diamond" Matted & Framed Woodcut

Starting Bid: $50.00

Bids: 15 (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

This is a highly detailed woodcut illustration from the National Police Gazette's September 29, 1883 issue. The tabloid-style magazine, a barber shop staple, was known for its lurid stories and risqué imagery, so scantily clad women playing ball in their petticoats (my stars!) fit right in. Framed and mounted some time ago, the illustration portrays "The Daisies of the Diamond Field" providing the day's entertainment for a small crowd. The page has been folded down the middle and a further fold can be seen arcing off to the right near the bottom of the sheet. A couple of foxed areas are visible and the overall image is in fine shape considering these blips. Framed dimensions of approx. 15" x 20".

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