W W DENSLOW Skating Trade Card Clear The Track Baker & Hayes Victorian Tradecard


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Here is an 1880s Victorian trade card thought to be illustrated by Wizard of Oz artist W W Denslow. “Clear the Track” shows a chubby man knocking others over at the rollerskating rink. 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 personally sign his cards for Baker and Hayes, but the card bears their overlapping B&H mark, and the characters and lettering are in his style of the period. There are 4 cards in this series.
In good condition with one pinhole and some faint marks on back from being in an album at one time.

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