Sport Cricket English Lord Hawkes George Lohmann Captain 1897 Antique Print
Sport Cricket Famous Cricketers and Cricketing Grounds 1897
Antique Photogravures depicting English Captain Lord Hawkes and G.A. Lohmann from photographs by E. Hawkins & Co. for News of the World, London 1897.
Each image has a short cricketing & character synopsis beneath: Lord Hawkes- "Eton, Cambridge University and Yorkshire, such is Lord Hawkes' pedigree in Cricket...punishing batsman, which he never lost...is a leader of men in cricket matters, and a keen upholder of the best traditions of the game...tours he has personally conducted in Australia, America and India...(signed), Yours very Truly Hawkes"
George Lohmann - "the Surrey Cricketer...constitute a really brilliant record of an all-round cricket...9 years first-class matches..5,702 runs, took 1,397 wickets, made 244 catches, 85 from his own bowling. Though a fine free hitter and a splendid field anywhere, it is as a bowler that he has been best known…(signed), Yours very Truly Geo A. Lohmann"
The new technology of photogravuring revolutionized the printing industry. For the first time an photographic image could be printed onto paper. The Newspaper, News of the World chose the sport of cricket to showcase this new printing technique.
Image sizes approximately 180 x 255mm / Condition = Excellent