Negro League broadside featuring the 1924 Kansas City Monarchs. A red pennant identifies the team as the "Worlds Colored Champions." 1924 was the first year of the Negro League World Series, which was won by the Kansas City Monarchs. In the background, above the panoramic style photograph of the team lined up, is a stadium panoramic photograph of the first game of the 1924 Negro League World Series, identified in white lettering as follows: "First Colored World Series, Opening Game at Philadelphia, October 3, 1924, Monarchs vs. Philadelphia, Attendance 18,500." We believe the broadside is designed to advertise a game during the 1925 season, and that the blank space of the design at left is provided specifically to allow the addition of game details (time, place, and name of opposing team) of the advertised contest against the World Champion Monarchs. An extraordinary early Negro League game advertising poster featuring the legendary Kansas City Monarchs, and picturing both the team and a game-in-progress panoramic shot of the t first Negro League World Series, which the team had recently won. The broadside (17 x 11 inches), printed on thin paper stock, displays a single vertical fold (as issued), a few tiny edge tears, very light staining along the base (barely noticeable from the front) and three strips of mounting tape affixed to the reverse top border. In Very Good condition overall.
Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000.