Friday, December 4, 2009

Oliver Optic Magazine Broadside 1871

I thought I would stay on the same subject as the last post. 19th century advertising broadsides from book publishers are quite unusual. Here is a wonderful example of one that advertises Oliver Optic's Magazine in 1871. This item is 25" by 20".

It probably was printed around the time of the magazine that it mentions--i.e. January of 1871. For interest I have included a picture of the January, 1871 Oliver Optic's magazine.

1 comment:

  1. Oliver Optic's Magazine for Boys and Girls. Founded by Boston schoolteacher and writer William Taylor Adams (1822-1897), who, writing as "Oliver Optic," becomes the chief rival of Horatio Alger Jr.