A humor and general interest magazine published from 1883 to 1936. Time founder Henry Luce bought the magazine in 1936 solely so that he could acquire the rights to its name.
The original Life magazine provided a glimpse of Society, Literature, Politics and Drama, combined with humor and exceptional illustrations. The two page centerfolds are prized for their decorative value, each issue includes advertisements.
The famous illustrator, Charles Dana Gibson was associated with this magazine from very early in his career until the demise of the magazine in the early 1930s. Life was the very first customer for Gibson’s drawings. The more recent Life Magazine published by Time Inc. did not begin publication until 1936.
Original, Antique Print Booklet from 1883 (127 years old)
Printed and distributed January 4 1883. Volume 1 Number 1.
A fantastic find with superbly detailed graphics.
Produced by J.A . Mitchell and Edward S. Martin
Really unique 12 page booklet with old ads, little stories,cartoons, and more.
Measures: 4 1/2 ” by 3 1/2″
In excellent condition, no tears, one bend mark on front cover.
Some browning of pages and very slight rust marks left by the staples at the spine.
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