New York: John Ames Mitchell, 1904. First Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto; pp; 646; profusely illustrated with caricatures, line drawings, cartoons and advertisements; original covers are bound in; three quarter black leather and black pebbled cloth;. spine worn to the underpinning cloth, joints and hinges started but holding, internally complete and very good. Item #16622
Filled with illustrations & caricatures and references, stories regaring President Theodore Roosevelt, including a double page centerfold, “The Cake-Walk” by Broughton, showing TR & the First Lady leading a parade of notables all in black-face, Grover Cleveland is the character at the far right, and Uncle Sam sits on a porch, with a cake with the label "The Presidency”; TR References to Raisuli, the election; Japan; and so much more; we have marked twenty-eight pages with TR material; A bound volume of 25 weekly issues of this magazine commenting, reporting and lampooning TR at the height of his Presidential power. When Life was founded by John Ames Mitchell in 1883, it was developed as similar to the British magazine, Punch. It was published for 53 years as a general-interest light entertainment magazine, heavy on illustrations, jokes and social commentary. It featured some of the greatest writers, editors, illustrators and cartoonists of its era, including Charles Dana Gibson, Norman Rockwell and Jacob Hartman Jr. Gibson became the editor and owner of the magazine after John Ames Mitchell died in 1918.