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A Base Ball Game. (Baseball)

  • ARTIST: Henry Sandham

  • PUBLISHER: Printed in Paris and published April 1, 1897 by Boussod Valadon & Co. Sucessors to Goupil & Co. . . .

  • MEDIUM: Goupilgravure (photogravure),

    DATE: 1896

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 38 5/8 x 51 3/4" (98.1 x 131.4 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Painted by Henry Sandham. Copyright 1896 by Boussod Valadon & Co. One of the greatest baseball images prior to 1900. The game is being played at the second Polo Grounds located between 155-157 Streets and Eighth Avenue. In the distance the High Bridge can be seen, as well as a Westchester bound steam locomotive. Represented is the 1894 “Temple Cup” between the New York Giants and Baltimore Orioles, won 16 to 3 by New York which took the series in four straight games.


  • CONDITION: Good condition with extremely wide (six plus inches) margins.