Life Magazine dated August 14, 1913. Cover art by A. D. Blashfield entitled Summer Joys. Cross stitch like pattern of a man wading in a stream with a woman and dog looking on. Blashfield started with Life Publishing in the 1890s and was the artist who drew the Life Cupid Angel that floats through all the Life Magazine pages at the turn of the century.
Contents include articles: A center spread illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson (of Gibson girl fame) entitled, “All sorts of pups” Disposition leaning toward going in and cleaning up Mexico Mr. Henry Lane Wilson is ambassador to Mexico Colonel Roosevelt is off in Arizona hunting bob-cats Legal Aid Society of New York Equal pay for women (sound familiar?!) Latest Books The Diversities of Sex
Many articles wonderfully illustrated by famous illustrators of the time
Vintage advertising includes a wonderful full page color ad on the back for Colgate Talc Powder, The Childrens' Vogue and Winchester Guns and Ammunition 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 vintage condition with tight staples and clean pages. A light crease down the center where it has been kept in a pocket or purse. Very minor. No mailing label. This periodical is in amazing condition for being over 100 years old!