The Rucker Archive Shop

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013 in Shop | No Comments
The Rucker Archive Shop

This is a collage of products produced from images licensed from The Rucker Archive over the years. Below you can view some of the products currently available from The Rucker Archive. If you are interested in purchasing a reproduction of a specific image on the finest, archival, acid-free paper, please fill out the print order […]

SWITCH – Mickey Mantle Bats Both Ways

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SWITCH – Mickey Mantle Bats Both Ways

Original baseball prints from 1980 have just been discovered in a box up high on a shelf. “Switch” was produced from a drawing by Mark Rucker of Mickey Mantle batting simultaneously from the right and left sides. The print was originally sold through magazines, including 300 personally signed by Mr. Mantle. We believed that all […]

Billiken Poster

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Shop | One Comment
Billiken Poster

The little biliken cartoon character, popular in the States in the early 20th Century, became the logo for a brand of Cuban cigarettes in the 1920s. Those cigarettes and the cards that accompanied them are now regarded as a living record of the high point in the history of baseball in Cuba. During that decade […]

Baseball Cartes by Mark Rucker

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Baseball Cartes by Mark Rucker

Published in 1988, this book gives a photo tour of the photographic cards produced in baseball’s early years, in the 1860s and 1870s. The 64 page book is now considered scarce. A limited number of less than 20 are now available for sale. Price: $69.95 including shipping.

About The Rucker Archive Portfolios

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About The Rucker Archive Portfolios

The Portfolios featured below are the Archive’s newest publishing project, one that brings the art of the portfolio back to life using modern technology and the finest materials available. Each Portfolio contains twelve prints, 14”x11” in size, placed inside a specially designed box, so that the prints within may be either framed and displayed or […]

Baseball Cartes Portfolio

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Baseball Cartes Portfolio

Those who know and love the early game of baseball understand its place in the booming, bustling mid-Nineteenth Century east coast of North America. For the new National Pastime reflected the energy and spirit that made the place so vibrant. At precisely the same time, the art of photography was born, expanding and experimenting at […]

The Masquerade Ball Portfolio

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The Masquerade Ball Portfolio

The masquerade ball has connections to the Carnival stretching back to the 12th century, when the Pope and the ruling classes of Rome watched a parade of citizens progressing through the streets toward a celebration site where animals were slaughtered for feast and festivity. All this was taking place before Ash Wednesday, the first day […]

BaseBall Cabinet Cards Portfolio

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BaseBall Cabinet Cards Portfolio

With this portfolio, in the tradition of 19th century publishing, The Rucker Archive brings together thirty years of research and exploration to present a collection of some of the aesthetically finest and historically important photography produced in the cabinet card format. While the National Game of Base Ball, in its second decade of professionalism, closed […]

Repertoire – 19th Century Ballet Portfolio

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Repertoire – 19th Century Ballet Portfolio

From the charismatic and transformative years when the classical ballet grew from an adjunct to the Opera into a center stage, stand-alone art form, we present a visual record of the period, for research or display, in a special limited edition set. Rucker Archive has searched out the finest examples of mid -19th Century ballet […]

Smokin’ Tobacco Crate Label Lithography

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Shop | No Comments
Smokin’ Tobacco Crate Label Lithography

Imagine visiting your local farmer’s market somewhere in Maryland in 1875. In one section of the market you would be confronted with stacks of crates containing scrap tobacco, each identified as a brand, with a colorful lithographic label proclaiming such. With the price per crate roughly the same and with the crates sold side by […]

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