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: 5096

Estimated Value: $600

Title:  Western Monthly, Devoted to Literature, Biography, and the Interests of the West
Category:  Literary, Regional
Volume:  1
Issue:  1
Date:  January 1869
Published in:  Chicago, IL
 The most important pre-fire Chicago periodical and the most important high-class literary magazine ever published there. It sought the ‘Development of Western Intellect and Enterprise’. Of the numerous local periodicals, it best provided a credible forum for local writers as well as biographical sketches, poetry, essays, travelogues, a few natural science articles and book reviews. Listed in ULS and after January 1871 as “Lakeside Monthly”.