Please note that this is a cover only.This is an original 1899 two-color cover for the Harvard Lampoon, It features the Harvard Jester sitting on a winged horse, holding up a shield inscribed with the motto VA-NI-TAS (Latin, meaning "empty"), a parody of Harvard's motto, Veritas, or "Truth". An abandoned house staggers around the inner panel, clutching cards in one hand, a bottle of rye in the other, all while smoking two pipes simultaneously.
This 112+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note the marks in the following locations: Lower margin, upper margin, inner panel and lower margin of inner panel, as well as any that may have been missed.
Keywords specific to this image: alcohol, cartoon, dragon
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Type: Original Cover