Life Magazine dated October 5, 1911, Volume LVIII Number 1510. Cover art by B Cory Kilvert entitled, "Exceeding the Speed Limit" pictures a portly man on a walking bicycle with an angry policeman in the the background and a dog and boy running along side the bicycle.
Current events include: - President Taft's speech in Detroit - The Sherman anti-trust act - Canada refects trade reciprocity - Congress admits that our monetary system is bad ...and much more
Vintage advertising includes: - Full color back page ad for Belle Mead Sweets - Caruso Buys an Angelus - player piano - Waltham Watches - Full color inside cover ad for Sylvan Toilet Soap - Palmolive Soap - Vogue Dress Materials and Patterns
Illustrations include: - Centerspread by Orson Lowell entitled "The Unravelling of another mystery" picturing a graduate unwinding a ball of yarn that makes up the rings of Saturn - Harrison Cady cartoon - Full page cartoon by Rea Irvin with a robber holding up a man for his clothes ...and many more
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 good/fair vintage condition. The centerspread has come loose from the staples. There is a crease down the center of the magazine which I believe is from someone putting it in their purse. There is some light soiling on the cover.