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…”