Friday, October 11, 2013

Chess Master Photos from 1886 1891 1892 US Newspapers

Every once in a while, newspaper posted a portrait of chess master in practice around their era. I found many photos and article simply describing their life. Here some collections which found in US based newspaper. Again most of it can be found in Chronicling America « Library of Congress . Enjoy the vintage newspaper quality portrait of these immortals:

Mower County (Austin Minn.) - Louis Paulsen Obituary
The Great Chess Player Who Has Just Died in London
26 August 1891

New York Evening World - Lasker Plays in Brooklyn
Begins an Eight Days' Engagement at the Chess Club
He Will Meet Some Experts in this Kingly Art
this is interesting article and photo group of Lasker, the other players as I can read are: Gilberg, Hodges, Kemeny, Rodgers, Hanham (?), Blackmar
12 November 1892

The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg SC)
The Chess Match - article about William Steinitz and Zuckertort match
14 January 1886

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