Maratta, H. G., et al. (illus).
New York. Truth Company. 10- 1900.
Vol. 19. No. 10. Illustrated monthly news and humor magazine, 14 x 10 1/2 inches, 34 pp. including covers, featuring a colorful illustrated article on "The City of Chicago" with full-page color illustration by H. G. Maratta titled "The Lake Shore, Chicago." Smaller black and white photographic illustrations include "The Stock Yards," "View of the River Front," and "State Street." Another illustrated article focuses on the work of artist William Verplanck Birney and includes a full-page color plate titled "The Mandolin Player." Other articles of interest include a piece on General Lew Wallace, author of "Ben Hur," with a color image of Wallace's home at Crawfordsville, Indiana. A feature titled "The Play and the Players" offers a full-page color plate depicting Joseph Jefferson in the character of Rip Van Winkle. Another feature ("Vestiges of an Older World" by J. Carter Beard) is devoted to the variety of wildlife found in the Galapagos Archipelago, with attention given to Darwin's interest in the unusual creatures inhabiting the islands. Full page color calendar for the month of October 1900 by Armour & Company serves as frontispiece. Text block is separated from the color covers, spine of the magazine is chipped with a little paper loss at the upper left corner of the front cover, but the magazine is in good clean condition overall. Item #55723