Youth's Companion Chicago World's Fair Special Issue 1893 illustrated magazineBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, 19th Century Magazines, Chicago World's Fair, Illustrated Magazines, Children's Magazines).
World's Fair Number: The Youth's Companion.
Published 1893, New York by Youth's Companion magazine, G.H. Buek & Co., Lithographers
32 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, often illustrated.
Attractive late 19th century American oversized World's Fair magazine with pleasing visual content.
Various signs of age, has been folded in half, shows time and handling, small adhesion to front cover, rear cover has a major hole in the middle due to adhesion of the color printing onto itself when it was folded (could be mended if desired with patience and careful water application via cloth). 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 item survives.
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.
Magazine remains attractive on the shelf. It 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 antique item survives. This item is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazine Measures c. 16 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W.