Souvenir of the Boat Race between Harvard-University & Cambridge-University; Our American Visitors on Saturday September 8th 1906. Burgess William Co, printer.

Souvenir of the Boat Race between Harvard-University & Cambridge-University; Our American Visitors on Saturday September 8th 1906

London: Burgess William Co., 1906. First edition. Unbound handkerchief-like sheet. One sheet of printed textile tissue paper. Ca. 13 inches square. Creased from folding, wrinkled. Small tear to center crease (affecting the weight of a coxswain) but overall in remarkable condition for such a fragile item. Very good. Item #30974

According to the caption, what was first intended to be a private match turned into an international race between recent Harvard and Cambridge eights.   The 4-mile course was between Putney and Mortlake.  The first Cambridge-Harvard race, for fours, was held in 1869.  Frances Benjamin Johnston photographed this 1906 race, which was held on September 9 (her photos of it are in the Library of Congress). The square portrays the Harvard crew ("our American visitors") above lists of the participants and their weights, all surrounded by a colorful floral border. .

Price: $350.00

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