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: 4947

Estimated Value: $300

Title:  Vanity Fair
Category:  Humor, Satire
Volume:  1
Issue:  1
Date:  December 1859
Published in:  New York, NY
 The most important humor magazine of its era containing, among others, illustrations by H. L. Stephens and Frank Bellew. It was edited by Charles G. Leland and Artemus Ward, with content dominated by puns, letters in comic vernacular, socio-political commentary, and protest by the leading comic writers and ‘Bohemians’ of New York. Its centrist politics, shaky financial status and overt antagonism toward Blacks hastened its demise. The most commonly located of the comic periodicals of its day, it bears no relations to the later magazine of the same title. Volume 7 is scarce.