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1899 Cover Harvard Lampoon University Class Day Jester Lampy Humor HVD1

1899 Cover Harvard Lampoon University Class Day Jester Lampy Humor HVD1

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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". The cartoon depicts a trio of young men deciding how to spend Class Day.

CONDITION

This 112+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note the small mark in the upper left of the cartoon panel.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Two Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.75 x 10.25 inches; 20 x 26 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Dennis O'Sullivan, Patrick Murphy, horse, dragon

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