The Old Print Shop

Water Polo at the Manhattan Athletic Club.

  • ARTIST: Thure de Thulstrup

  • PUBLISHER: Published in Harper's Weekly, New York. Feb. 28, 1891.

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving with modern handcoloring,

    DATE: 1891.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 8 11/16 x 13 1/2" (22.1 x 34.3 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: The completion of the Croton Aqueduct allowed indoor pools to be built throughout the city. Yet, in the late 19th century, membership in one of New York's athletic clubs was more of a symbol of elite social standing than a reflection of athletic ability.


  • CONDITION: Good condition.