Mayer, Hy (Henry) (cover illustration).
New York. Truth Company. 10-20- 1894.
Vol. 14, No. 445. Illustrated weekly news and humor magazine, 14 x 10 1/2 inches, 16 pp. including covers, featuring full-color centerfold (14 x 21 inches) depicting a high-stakes poker game ("the National American game") titled "A Showdown - in the 400. Blue-bloods playing for Blue Chips" with men in formal attire (the last of a series of poker cartoons the Truth published). Racist front cover features a wayward young woman introducing her "gentleman" friend to a rotund Mammy. Magazine contains short humorous text entries or snippets focusing on current events or prominent newsworthy individuals including a two and a half page article on Bicycling. Good clean condition, with detached front and rear covers. Covers split along spine, 2 x 2 inch paper loss to lower back cover, edge tears to cover (two entering the right side of the front image. Overall light wear but contents complete. Item #55730