The Steven Lomazow Collection of American Periodicals

One of the largest periodical collection of all time. The Steven Lomazow Collection consists of almost 30 thousand issues dating back to the early 1700's.  A finer collection of periodical artwork you can't find any where else.


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Local ID: 731

Estimated Value: $10,000

Title: Carpet-Bag
Category: Humor, Literary, Mark Twain
Volume: 1-2
Issue: 1-52 & 1-29
Date: March 1851 – October 1852
Published in: Boston, MA
A short-lived, sparsely illustrated, scarce and important weekly, featuring mild satire and refined humor. It was edited by S. W. Wilder and Benjamin Shillaber, and was most notable for its May 1, 1852 issue (v. 2 no 5) which contains the first published appearance of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain). It was a short, humorous article, entitled “The Dandy Frightens the Squatter,” signed S. L.C. Not in most major Twain collections.