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.


Dr. Steven Lomazow
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Local ID: 2067

Estimated Value: $300

Title: Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper
Category: Illustrated Newspaper
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Date: December 1855
Published in: New York, NY
With Harper’s Weekly (648) the most important and successful illustrated weeklies. As Mott writes “it was never profound and seldom very stimulating … but presented a vivid and lively and picture of the American scene.” Leslie gave a start to virtually every important comic illustrator of the era, including the 15 year-old Thomas Nast. The Civil War coverage is particularly notable. The most valuable individual issues are April 22, 1882, with a cover illustration of Jesse James; April 29 and May 6, 1865, with the best contemporary illustrations of Lincoln’s assassination; December 5, 1863, containing report of the Gettysburg Address; and November 4, 1865, featuring a graphic double-page baseball centerfold. Listed in ULS as Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper. merged into Judge (900).