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: 1563

Estimated Value: $3,000

Title: Foolish Book
Category: Humor
Volume: 1
Issue: 1-21
Date: June 1903 – February 1905
Published in:  New York, NY
A well-produced illustrated monthly humor magazine, containing a mix of topical anti-black and anti-semitic humor of the day. Copyrighted by Grant Hamilton and published by the Arkell Company after the bankruptcy of Judge. The covers all feature Ida Melville in her character, Sis Hopkins’ Sister and, after August 1904, Rose Melville as Sis Hopkins, when she was announced as editor. This title’s relationship to Sis Hopkins’ Own Book (1899 – 1911) one of the progenitors of Film Fun (F9), is unclear. Text illustration includes such prominent illustrators as Rose O’Neill, R.F. Outcault and Penrhyn Stanlaws. This is, by far, the longest known run. Unrecorded in ULS.