The 1852 Harvard-Yale Trophy Oars: The Birth of American Intercollegiate Sports

17-24 May | New York

Sotheby’s is proud to present the Trophy Oars from the inaugural 1852 Harvard–Yale Regatta, in a single lot sale, open for bidding 17-24 May 2022. Marking the birth of intercollegiate sports in the United States, the Harvard–Yale Regatta is the longest-running competition in American intercollegiate sporting–and the Trophy Oars are among the earliest pieces of sports memorabilia in American history.

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