Fine original pen-and-ink drawing, probably for a newspaper illustration, commemorating the 1916 pennant win by the Brooklyn Robins. Titled in pencil at bottom - "Brooklyn, the World Salutes You!"

n.p: [1916].

On stiff paper board, signed lower right "R. Edgren.". 12-1/4 x 20-1/2 inches. In later glass-fronted frame; minor soiling, a few pin holes and creases, etc., generally sound. Item #238116

The drawing depicts an allegorical figure of Manhattan, in colonial garb, tipping his hat and bowing in homage to his neighbor across the Brooklyn Bridge: a rotund figure in a Brooklyn baseball uniform, bat in one hand, pennant in the other, standing in a field with "Brooklyn B.B. Club" on fence.
The Dodgers were called the Robins from 1914-1931 in honor of their Manager Wilbert Robinson, who is called Uncle Wilbert by the press.
1916: The Brooklyn Robins win their first NL Pennant in 16 years with a 94-60 record and earn a trip to their first ever World Series. After dropping Game 1 to the Boston Red Sox at home the Robins would score in the first inning of Game 2, and would not manage to not score again in the 14 inning pitching duel. The Robins just could not figure out how to hit a young 21-year old pitcher by the name of Babe Ruth who pitched the entire 14 innings to give the Red Sox a 2-0 series lead. The Robins would bounce back to take Game 3 in Boston, but the Red Sox would take the next 2 and the series 4 games to 1.
A charming cartoon by the well-known sports artist Robert Edgren.

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