Leslie's Illustrated Weekly
December 22, 1898
Complete magazine 12X16" and profusely illustrated with prints and photos.
Inside: Cover shows the first sky-scraper to burn - The Home Life Insurance Co. - The firemen don't know what to do.; Full page print of hero soldier slaving to clear the snow swept streets of NY; Full page print of the fearful November blizzard along the Atlantic coast; Full page print of indoor bicycling contests at Madison Square Garden; Full page print of former Spanish ships are not American gun-boats; Centerfold is Howard Chandler Christy - on board a ship getting ready to commit a corpse to the deep. Wisconsin battleship is launched; Baldwin Hotel in San Francisco burns; full page of 5 photos of Aguinaldo visiting in the Philippines; Review of the College football season; Uniforms and types of the Army and Navy XI - Twenty-second Regiment; Canada will not give life insurance for married women; .
; . ads. Lots of other items.
Frank Leslie was the father of American illustrated journalism starting this described periodical in December 1855 knowing how to cut wood print blocks at a fast clip. It's main competitor was Harper's Weekly which started in January 1857. (See our listings for this title also.)
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