Shafer and Sarka

1917 Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper (set of 2)

$150.00
  • 1917 Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper (set of 2)

Shafer and Sarka

1917 Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper (set of 2)

$150.00

Date: March 22 1917 and March 29 1917
Size: 10.5 x 14 inches
Artists: L. A. Shafer and Charles Sarka

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, later renamed Leslie's Weekly, was an American illustrated literary and news magazine founded in 1855 and published until 1922. It was one of several magazines started by publisher and illustrator Frank Leslie. Throughout its decades of existence, the weekly provided illustrations and reports—first with wood engravings and daguerreotypes, later with more advanced forms of photography—of wars from John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry and the Civil War until the Spanish-American War and the First World War.

The March 22 magazine cover of the men at the cannon is illustrated by L. A. Shafer while Charles Sarka did the cover art of Uncle Sam between a soldier and marine for the March 29 magazine. The perfect gift for lovers of Americana and history buffs!