W W DENSLOW Skating Trade Card Baker & Hayes Victorian Tradecard

$18.00

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Description

Here is a Victorian trade card most likely illustrated by Wizard of Oz artist W W Denslow. “Breakers Behind” shows a bratty child setting a trap for the couple skating backward. The design was printed by lithographer Baker & Hayes, with whom Denslow did other work (see Spring 2015 Baum Bugle for more info). He didn’t sign his cards for Baker and Hayes, but the characters and lettering are in his style of the period, and the card bears the overlapping B&H mark. There are at least 3 cards in this series, and likely a 4th that I haven’t yet found.

In fair condition with two corner chips and the back has old adhesive marks

Please check out the “Oz Illustrators” section in my Ebay store for other unusual Denslow items.