Ball Bearing Bicycle Shoes Mens Fashion 1896 antique Harpers advertisement printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Ball-Bearing Bicycle Shoes
(19th Century American Advertisement, Made from "Prince of India" Leather, Fashionable Footwear, Practical Shoes, Stylish, Offers Proper Support)
Issued 1896, New York, by Harpers Weekly
Wonderful original antique offset/photo mechanical print.
In Good+ to near VG [or better] condition: displays uniform age browning/ toning as typical, light scattered spotting or foxing, light edge wear, soft crease across the center of the sheet, and could have small edge splits which have been carefully and almost invisibly repaired on verso; overall the image remains clean and very attractive. Any defects may hopefully be clearly seen in the images.
Text on verso as issued-This is an original printed sheet from this scarce 19th century American periodical. Thus, it has printing on the back, which is the only way this image can be acquired other than perhaps as a modern reprint.
Please examine the scan closely as it forms the central part of the description. There is a zoom feature so you can see close up. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws ].
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting cultural image.
A delightful 19th century print any collector, dealer, or institution would be happy to possess. Perfect for framing.
Sheet measures c. 15 3/8" H x 10 3/8" W .
Printed area measures c. 12 3/8" H x 8 3/8" W