is a Small Selection of our Huge Inventory of Antique
1904 A.B. Frost Scene: Playing Checkers. Hand colored halftone engraving by A.B. Frost, titled "A Close Game." Shows two men in a country store, involved in a game of checkers. Published in a 1904 compilation of Frost's drawings. 11x16 in. $50
1865 Civil War Chess: Uncle Sam vs Jeff Davis. Hand colored, antique wood-engraved print from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly. Title is "Check Mate." The image shows Jefferson Davis (on the left) playing a game of chess with Uncle Sam (on the right, wearing an uncharacteristic formal suit). Liberty, a beautiful angel, is watching over the game. The entire scene, with all of its symbolic elements, is described in an article above the image. 11x16 in.
Black & White: $40
1858: Paul Morphy, Chess Genius. Wood-engraved portrait from Harper Weekly showing Paul Morphy, a genius who could play eight games of chess at one time without seeing any of the boards. Surrounding Morphy's portrait is text listing all the moves made in each of the games. 11x16 in.$40
1906 Scene: Checkers in Bavaria. Hand colored engraving from a 1906 publication, showing two men in Bavaria playing checkers while others watch. 11x16 in. $50
1875 View of Arnauts Playing Draughts. Hand colored wood engraving, showing two men in traditional Albanian dress deeply involved in a game of draughts. 9x12 in. $60
1874 Scene: The Chess Players. Hand colored wood engraved image from Harpers Weekly, showing two men smoking pipes and playing chess. Text on either side of the image describes the scene. 11x16 in. Handcolored $40
1931 Vanity Fair Cover.This color lithograph shows a well dressed man and woman playing Bacgkammon, magazine title is spelled with game pieces. From the February 1931 edition of Vanity Fair Magazine. 9.5x12.5in. $40
1883. "A Game At Dominoes". This hand colored engraving shows a group of men playing dominoes together. This genuine antique print is from the January, 1883 edition of The Illustrated London News. 11x16 in. $40
1870. "Les Jeux Et Les Joueurs, par M. de Penne". This hand colored engraving shows four illustrations from the French publication L'Illustration, Journal Universel. Four views of people playing dominos, chess, (introduced by foot soldiers), and lansquenet (a silent game of cards). 11x16 in. $40
This hand colored, wood-engraved prints is from an 1874 issue of Le Monde Illustre. The print is titled "La Comedie - Francaise. - Le Foyer des Artistes." It shows a scene backstage in a French theater. Actors and actresses are standing in the room, talking amongst themselves. In the front of the scene, several actors are gathered around a table playing chess. 16x22 in. $110
Mate in one move. Very nice hand colored wood engraving from the June 17, 1871 issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. 16x11 in. $50
1886 The Smoking Room of the Reporters Gallery, House of Commons. This hand colored engraving is from the cover of the Septemper, 1886 edition of The Graphic. The scene shows men smoking pipes and playing checkers at the House of Commons. size: 11x16 in. $40
1857 Wood engraving showing the National Chess Convention on bottom and American Chess Players in top image. Featured in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
16 x 11 in. $40
1894 - The Inter-Collegiate Chess Contest - Wood engraved image from Once A Week showing all the chess contestants.
10-1/2 x 9 in. $30
1879 - Chess With Living Figures - Hand colored wood engraving from Leslie's showing the Manhattan Chess Club in a Novel Exhibition.
16 x 11 in. $60
1894 Hand colored half-tone showing, "The Champion Chess-Match Between the Champion Steinitz and Lasker For the World's Championship." Inset on top left of page shows points being given to the most brilliant woman chess-player in the world. Featured in Leslie's Weekly.
16 x 11 in. $50
"Sous La Lampe - Tableau de M. Duez." Hand colored wood engraving by M. Baude showing a woman and man engaged in a game of chess. Featured in Le Monde Illustre.
15 x 11 in. $50
1889 Hand colored wood engraving showing eight sequences of, "A Game of Chess," from beginning to end. Featured in The Illustrated London News.
16 x 11 in. $60
A hand colored 1908 Collier's Weekly "The Greatest Game in the World -- His Move." Drawn by Charles Dana Gibson.
17 x 11 in. $80
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