7 Late 19th and Early 20th Century Publications – “Harper’s,” “Mid-Week Pictorial,” Etc.
Lot 538. 7 Late 19th and Early 20th Century Publications – “Harper’s,” “Mid-Week Pictorial,” Etc. 1. The earliest is the March 21, 1896 issue of “Harper’s Weekly.” The cover has an illustration by William Allen Rogers, who succeeded Thomas Nast as the publication’s political cartoonist. Inside are articles on war with the Barbary pirates, an illustration of a Kurdish village, and an illustrated article on Kenyon Cox’s work in the New Congressional Library. Staples removed, otherwise vg-ex. 2-3. Two “Mid-Week Pictorials” from the “New York Times” are from Sept. 25, 1919 and May 4, 1922. G-vg. Subjects include Lawrence of Arabia, and parades in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia featuring Gen. Pershing. One page in the 1922 issue is devoted to baseball and pictures Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb (separately). 4. The other publications are “The Woman’s Magazine,” billed as having the “Largest Paid Subscription of any Publication in the World,” g+, and 5-7. Three issues of “Comfort,” a W. H. Gannett publication. The issues, from Nov. 1907, March 1909 and Feb. 1921, range from p-f to g. Cover subjects include President William Howard Taft and Teddy Roosevelt and “Ladies of the White House” as “Women who have helped to make American History.” These three publications contain romance stories or articles. Winning Bid $20.