If you love collecting Vintage Life Magazines then these 1937 and 1938 Anniversary Issues of Life Magazine will be a great addition to your collection. These Life Magazines, one from November 22, 1937, and the other from November 28, 1938, are the first and second anniversary issues.
In 1937, Life Magazine ran a baby contest and the one year old baby featured on the front cover was the winner of the magazines one year anniversary issue. The baby was photographed by H. Armstrong Roberts. The second magazine chose a two year old little girl named Lynne Geraldine Daniels of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, to grace their second anniversary issue. Listed below is a description of each Life Magazine and some of the articles found inside each magazine along with its condition:
1. Life Magazine dated November 22, 1937, Volume 3, Number 21. Some of the stories found inside are---Joe Kennedy---The American News Front---The president's Album---A Look at the Cotton Country---Dy-Dee the Most Popular Doll in the World---Albania's Zog---Striking Sailor---Julius Caesar---Ramsay MacDonald---Fall of Shanghai---England's Newest Antiaircraft Guns---Mussolini Gets a Gift Horse---The French in North Africa---Madame Curie---Letters to the Editor---Speaking of Pictures---and Life Goes to a Party. There are loads of fantastic vintage ads found throughout all 132 pages.
**Condition Life, November 22, 1937: The front and back covers are in good- condition. The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright. *Covers: Several small tears along the spine, chipping and light edge wear, bumps at the corners, tiny crease marks along the right front edge, and some tiny pieces missing along the spine.
2. Live Magazine dated November 28, 1938, Volume 5, Number 22. Some stories found inside are---With Europe are the verge of WWII the first story is, Nazi Germany Takes an Awful Revenge on Its Jews---Hitler and Goring Coo at Goring's Baby---The Democracies Pray for German Jews---Newsfronts of the World---John L. Lewis' Daughter---Anglo American Trade---George VI Watches Vaudeville---In Jerusalem Christian, Jew and Moslem Fight---The President's Album---Glamor Girls---Barcelona---Hamlet---Walt Disney's Ferdinand the Bull---and Picture to the Editors. Again, as in the first magazine, there are some really neat ads and many related to Christmas found throughout the 72 pages.
**Condition: The front and back covers are in good- condition. The inside pages are in very good condition, very clean and bright. *Covers: Some small tears along the spine, the right front edge, the left back edge, light edge wear, and corner bumps. There is an "S" written in pencil inside the F in life on the front page. *Inside Pages: There are small tears along the right edge of the first 7 inside pages and the last two inside pages.
*Here's a little history about Life Magazine. The original Life was published between 1883 and 1936 and was a humor, general interest, and political satire magazine that poked fun at the rich and famous. Henry Luce, the founder of Time Magazine, purchased Life in 1936 and changed the magazine to emphasize photo journalism. Life became the first all-photographic American News Magazine. Life dominated the market for over 40 years. It could be found in every business and home all across the country.
Vintage Life magazines are highly collectable and the WWII issues and those with famous movie stars and sport stars figures on the cover are sought after.
These two anniversary issues would be a great gift for anyone who grew up in the 1940's and 1950's and will surely bring back some great memories. Why not surprise someone with two of the most sought after Life Magazines ever published.
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