Child Life Children's Magazine 5 issue lot March-July 1937 fun colorful puzzlesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Periodicals, Illustrated Magazines, Children's Magazines, Stories, Games, Puzzles).
Child Life: The Children's Own Magazine.
Published monthly, 1937 Chicago by Rand McNally Co.
5 issues, each c. 50 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Fun lot of five early 20th century American children's magazine with pleasing visual content including puzzles, short stories, ads, cartoon style art, etc. Issues included in this lot: March-July 1937. Each cover strikes us as worthy of framing for display.
Bindings remains clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, some wear along the spines, a few scattered short edge splits, nothing offensive or major. Each remains overall a nice looking example.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how the items survive.
Virtually all periodicals of this era are somewhat scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like this one) is likely among a relative handful still extant. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific magazine or paper item increases noticeably.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazines remain attractive on the shelf. Lot displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this vintage lot survives. This lot is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazines Measure c. 11 5/8" H x 8 1/2" W.