Life Magazine dated January 25, 1912, "Philadelphia Number", Vol. 59., No. 1526. Cover by William Van Dresser pictures a lovely woman sitting with a pillow at her feet knitting.
Contents include articles include, "The Kenyon Bill", "The Virtuous Philadelphia Husband", and "Talks With Great People" to name a few. Center-spread illustrated by Harry Grant Dart entitled "You may believe it or not" picturing the extensive advertising and commerce in downtown Philadelphia.
Vintage advertising includes a full page color ad on the back cover for Pall Mall Cigarettes and inside full color ad for Sanitol Tooth Powder. Vintage advertising also for Locomobile, Pennsylvania Railroad and Burrowes Billiard and Pool Table to name just a few.
This is not the Life magazine of the 50's and 60's with a lot of photographic works. The early Life Magazine was satirical, using cartoons, illustrations and words to parody the times. Mark Twain was a frequent target of the lampooning and the drama critic was known for his dislike of most of the Broadway plays of the day.
This vintage magazine is in very good condition with tight staples, clean pages and only a small bump on the top right corner of the front.
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Vintage Life Magazine William Van Dresser Cover January 25 1912 / Turn of The Century Magazine / Vintage Advertising