The Knot Hole Game

Artist:Orson Lowell
Date:1915-25
Medium:Graphite on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 13" x 17" Framed 22 1/4" x 26 1/4"
Condition:Excellent with some slight staining in the margins near the hand written text
Original Use:Interior magazine illustration
Price:$1500.00
Framed and matted under glass view

Framed and matted under glass view

The artist's signature and caption

The artist's signature and caption

Detail

Detail

This original Orson Lowell interior magazine illustration depicts the classic American coming-of-age ritual of taking in a baseball game knot-hole style. A pair of young are seen negotiating with the neighborhood tough in an attempt to get a view of the action on the diamond through a hole in the ballpark fence. Major League Baseball still uses the term "knothole game" when youth groups make large ticket buys hearkening back to this early baseball tradition. A nostalgic and light-hearted work by the gifted and prolific important golden age illustrator, nicely matted and framed under glass and ready to enjoy.

Caption in full reads...."Well, if you've only got a nickle between you, why not try a couple o' nice cracks? I've got some swell cracks for a cent..."

Frame corner profile

Frame corner profile



 

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