Chicago. Life Publishing Co., 1914-1915.
14 issues (not sequential) of the magazine - 1914: September 25, October 1, 8, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, and 26, December 3; 1915: January 21, February 4, April 15, May 6. Bound in cloth-covered boards, black and white photo illustrations with several color ads, 11 x 8 3/4 inches, each issue in color pictorial wrappers as issued. Covers worn and spotted, text block is detached from spine but tight and clean, ink inscription to front endpaper. Magazines have a light vertical crease at the centre from folding light soiling to a few covers, 4 inch square cut from a single sheet. The shadow of World War I looms over many issues, the state of public opinion being visually mapped in the color centerfold map of the November 26 issue "A Map of Europe Revised for Permanent Peace" which shows a Europe with Belgium, Luxemburg and France spreading east to cover the territory of Germany and Austria. Other items of interest include a double-page illustration "The Modern Generation" showing two children sitting by a fire reading while an ignored and baffled Santa Claus with a bursting sack of toys observes them, a two page color advertisement for the San Diego Exposition and a color ad for Coca-Cola. Item #52927