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: 3352

Estimated Value: $300

Title: Oliver Optic’s Magazine: Our Boys and Girls
Category: Juvenile, Baseball
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Date: January 1867
Published in: Boston, MA
A weekly until January 1871, then a monthly, published by Lee and Shepard. it was edited by William Taylor Adams, a leading author of juvenile fiction, whose pseudonym was Oliver Optic, who acted as both school-master and storyteller. It featured adventure stories for boys, domestic tales for girls and other miscellany. The volumes for 1868 and 1869 contain illustrations by Thomas Nast and a section entitled “The Playground”, which features regular, detailed reports of baseball.