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: 5249

Estimated Value: $3,000

Title:  Yellow Kid
Category:  Satire, Literary
Volume:  1
Issue:  1
Date:  March 1897
Published in:  New York, NY
 “The Yellow Kid” was the first comic strip character and the first to be featured in an American periodical. This magazine, with a pictorial cover, is essentially the first “Comic book.” Only the very rare first six issues use R. F. Outcault’s “Kid” on the cover. The content is mostly literary. “The Yellow Kid” was at the center of the sensationalistic circulation war between prominent publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, which gave rise to the term “Yellow journalism.”