1901 Cover Harvard Lampoon University Bug House Apple Lampy Jester Horse HVD1


Please note that this is a cover only.

This is an original 1901 two-color cover for the Harvard Lampoon. It features the Lampy the Jester sitting on a winged horse, holding up a shield inscribed with the motto Vanitas (Latin, meaning "empty"), a parody of Harvard's motto, Veritas, or "Truth". The cartoon features a cute bug house.


This 110+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • 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: fruit, humor, dragon