1870 Oliver Optics magazine, at the time one of the most popular children's monthly in the United States. Nice image on front of boy with baseball bat, girl with croquet mallet. In background boys playing baseball near ocean.
Owner's name written at top "Luke Usher"
Two nice engravings at the front:
Pages 209-224 + 6 pages of advertising at back.
Advertisement for The National Chronicle “The Base Ball Players Paper” The Official Paper of the Association.
Two books advertised with images:
Creases LR corner.
9⅞ “ x 7”
Oliver Optic's Magazine: Our Boys and Girls (sometimes, Oliver Optic's Magazine) was a 19th-century American weekly children's magazine. It was edited by boys' book writer, William Taylor Adams. Adams used the pen name "Oliver Optic". At its demise in December 1875, it was being published monthly. It became the most popular children's monthly in the United States.
The magazine was published in Boston, Massachusetts by Lee & Shepard. Publication began in January 1867. It had a nine year run, folding in December 1875. A 16-page single copy cost 6 cents; a yearly subscription was $2.50.