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1937 LIFE Magazines For Sale
The Opera. California horse racing - Bay
Meadows and Santa Anita. Roosevelt rule (1933-37). Washington
murals. How to ride a horse - expert Robert P. Stout. Aristede Maillol. Ghost? - Raynham
Hall. House of Orange-Nassau, Dutch rulers. Four naked
men in a shower, University of Washington football team,
Jim Cain, Byron Haines, Ed Nowogroski, and Elmer Legg.
Santa Anita racetrack opens in California. Photos from
the Opera, opera goers. Photo of work in progress at
Fort Peck dam. Murals by Reginald Marsh and George Biddle,
in Washington. The Hunt moves off (fox hunting). The
land of the Plainsman. Photos of Fulgencio Batista,
dictator of Cuba. Photo of baseball player Dizzy Dean
and his truck. Series of publicity photos taken for
Del Monte, which were suppressed (not used) because
they weren't right for publicizing the resort. Full
page color Camels ad with Fred McDaniel looking like
a stereotypical cowboy.
Out of Stock -
Full page LIFE magazine
ad with railroad locomotive at night. The "first"
candid photographs taken by Paul Nadar of Paris in 1886.
Governors - new and old. Margaret Sanger wins the court
victory that birth control contraceptives can be sent
by mail, long fight for related women's rights . Bootleg
coal mining near Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Painter Winslow
Homer. Dinosaurs Enshrined (collection, storage and
display of dinosaur fossils in museums, including Dinosaur
National Monument). Baths of Foam, milk, mud,and wax
for beauty. . Theatre in 1936 and 1937. Japanese Army.
Sonja Henie in her movie "One in a million."
Includes photos of Sonja Henie bicycling - looks like
today's town cruiser bikes. . Amazing series of photos
of San Francisco people interacting (or not) with bum
laying on sidewalk. Photos from wreck of United Airliner
which crashed December 27, 1936 in the Santa Susana
Mountains of California. Five airline crashes in two
weeks at end of 1936. Ice hockey fights. "Tobacco
Road" on Broadway. Japanese soldiers training.
Neat photo of five new locomotives in a row, Canadian
Excellent - $65
Very Good - $52
Good - $42
- who killed the Diamond King? New labor tactic - the
sit-down strike. Sit-down strikes in Detroit, Fisher
Body Corporation in Flint, including photos of Joe Devitt,
Walter Hamlin, Mary Tignis, Bud Simons. Mr. Robert Cuse
of Jersey City helps send Munitions ship to Spain, U.S.
Neutrality Act loop hole. Funny photo of rest break
in the filming of a dance scene in the movie "Champagne
Waltz." Tennis at Madison Square Garden, John Perry
and Ellsworth Vines. New US team for Table tennis. Gorgeous
full page color portraits of Viscountess Bridport, and
Countess of Shrewsbury. Full page color Camel cigarettes
ad with oil well fire fighter, Pat Patton. Ten youngest
duchesses. Radiometeorograph reports on weather in the
Stratosphere. A party with the Stotesburys, Wanamakers
and Dorances for Mrs. Widener's daughter Joan Peabody,
in Philadelphia. Great skiing photo ad on back cover
for Lucky Strike cigarettes, it shows a man and woman
on skis - gear and clothing nicely shown..
Very Good - $62
Good - $52
Full page Studebaker
ad with log cabin "Ranger Headquarters." Photos
of bathing beauties in Palm Beach in 1921, very interesting
swimming suits. Communism in China - feature article
with lots of photos. Governor Murphy and the National
guard bring a truce to the automobile strike in Lansing
and Flint - apparently not, though ... see other strike-related
pieces later this year. $200 million in gold arrives
at Fort Knox. Snow storm strands miners in Inyo county,
California, food is air-lifted in. U.S. Army in the
Air - 1,364 planes of four types (all full color illustrations,
more) : A-17 attack plane built by Northrop Aviation,
Boeing Flying Fortress, P-35 Seversky Pursuit, and O-47
North American Observation planes. England's number
one air school is Cranwell College in Lincolnshire,
includes photo of parachute training. Chicago's Merchandise
Mart. California cold wave. Wedding of Juliana and Bernhard
Lippe-Biesterfeld, German prince. New mummies for Metropolitan
museum, Ra-mose and Hat-nufer. Greyhound racing in Florida.
Rough wrestling kills 10 in 1936, photos include Robert
Bruns, Dean Detton, Dave Levin.
Excellent - $65
Very Good - $52
Good - $42
Neat photo of pigs, including a huge German pig built
low for rooting. Inauguration of FDR, Franklin Roosevelt.
Levee break on St. Francis River north of Fisk, Missouri,
other flood photos (see LIFE February 8, 1937 for more).
Covered wagon for camping, Arthur George Sherman, these
are a small camper trailer. Portfolio of China soldiers.
Full page photo of the "Joseph Conrad" three
masted siling ship. Living conditions on the Grace Line
"Santa Lucia." Vassar College campus - lots
of great photos of campus life, including champion tennis
player Helen Grawn. The art of Emil Ganso, Aaron Bohrod,
William Gropper, John Sloan, Reginald Marsh, Daredevil
driver Lucky Teter, great bunch of photos. Movie - Fire
over England. Chinese Communists. Paul Bunyan Babe at
a winter carnival at Bemidji, Minnesota. Howard Hughes
cuts two hours off his transcontinental flight record,
Howard Hughes and Katharine Hepburn. Nice two page Cunard
White Star ship line ad with Senior First Officer J.G.
Boxhall and Junior Third Officer E.A. Divers. Color
ski ad with Sig Buchmayr for Camel cigarettes - could
be Tuckerman's ravine. A party at the Waldorf-Astoria
with Elsa Maxwell, people dressed as farmers, included
real pigs and cow.
Very Good - $38
Good - $28
flood - astounding photos, including Coney Island Cincinnati
flooded - water probably at least 12 feet deep, near
Blytheville in Arkansas, St. Francis River, Lawrenceburg
in Indiana, Shawneetown in Illinois, Wheeling Island
in West Virginia, Portsmouth in Ohio (flooded railroad
yard), much, much more. Movie - Maid of Salem, about
witchcraft. Italian movie - Scipio Africanus. Lotus
the hippopotamus, great pictures from front and back,
buy two copies and frame them for a great conversation
piece. Grant Wood's art. Rome welcomes Nazi leader Goring.
Charles J. Belden Z Bar T ranch in Pitchfork, Wyoming.
Half page Briggs pipe tobacco ad with humorous skiing
cartoon. The old age pension plan of Dr. Francis Everett
Townsend, includes Clurtis Fleming and his wife of Chelan,
Washington. More on flood - faces, railroads. Feature
on corsets with lots of photos. Bladder boats, sheep
and ox skins blown up. Bungling burglar - poor handwriting
sends package to wrong person (Bugher jewels stolen
by butler John Morcischeck.) Gorgeous Lucky Strike ad
on back cover in color - piano and couple with evening
Very Good - $30
Floods aftermath. President wants to
increase the size of the Supreme court. Andrew Mellon's
gift - collection of paintings. 20th Century-Fox ‘s
Darryl Zanuck. Scarab costume ball in Detroit, with
photos of Mary Nicklas, Clem Mason, Frohman Anderson,
William A. Frank, Clemence Le Febvre, Nancy Piaskowski
and many others. General Motors sit-down strike in Flint,
Michigan. Squash rackets Champion Germain Glidden. Jean
Harlow in Washington. How
to Undress - the famous piece, for women, right
way and wrong way (See also March 15, 1937). Oxford
Groupers, a day at the Malvern House Party. A whole
photo sequence of Rosinbelly cutting a 200 foot fir
tree, including a single man climbing, limbing and topping
it. Log rolling. Samples of photo blends for nature
photography, William Lovell Finley. Rather amazing photo
of refugees standing in line outside relief agency in
front of mural stating "World's highest standard
of living, there's no way like the American Way"
- made more poignant by the fact that the people in
the mural are happy white folk and the people in line
are sad black people. Floods and aftermath in Ohio Valley,
Louisville, Kentucky with photos of Jim Lawhorn, Wilbur
Cogshall, Tom Wallace, prison chain gang, and others.
Charlie Johns and his 9 year-old child bride Eunice
Winstead, Treadway, Tennessee. Full page color Camel
cigarettes ad with Dorothy Kilgallen, back from around
the world trip in 24 days. Humorous follow-up to Photocrime
piece in January 18, 1937 LIFE issue.
Good - $22
Life Magazine February 22, 1937 : Cover - triton for St. Louis. Dartmouth's 27th annual winter carnival.
Great Negro singer Marian Anderson from Philadelphia.
British troops marching up the Khyber pass, India's
northwest frontier (now Pakistan). Table tennis tournament
with Ruth Aarons and Viktor Gyono Barna, winners. Sculpture
by Carl Milles. Revolution in Barcelona. Girls in mid-air
- dancers, Ilse Meudtner, Betty Bryght and others. $1,500
Arrow monoplane, purchased by Perry Newkirk at New York's
aviation show. One German (Emanuel Lasker) beats 29
Russians at Chess. Rumanian Gypsies - photos. Aga Khan
and Ismaili Moslems - photo. Photos showing how a ski
theme commercial is produced and photographed - Babs
at "St. Moritz" for ads for ski clothes, cold
cream or winter travel., photographer Paul Hesse. Mexico
harbors unwanted Leon Trotsky, Russian exile. Photo
of sagging railroad tracks after flood in Cincinnati.
Revolution in Barcelona, Spain as portrayed by artist
Jose Luis Rey, and more on Barcelona. Hitler's friends,
German Reichstag, more on Germany. Dartmouth's Winter
Carnival, including several ski racing photos, one with
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Harry Whittier Frees - famous photographer of dressed
up animals. War on cancer - includes information on
carcinogens and cancer from coal tar. Contour Strip
plowing. Silver foxes raised at Fromm farm in Hamburg,
Wisconsin. Court tennis. Thomas Benton paints murals
of Missouri, apparently the people of Missouri do not
care for his murals. Beautician Helena Rubinstein. Dr.
Wilhelm Croy of Berlin makes realistic skiers out of
match sticks. Mrs. Tone, who is Joan Crawford in the
movie - Last of Mrs. Cheyney - plus more on Joan. Mardi
Gras in Mobile, Alabama. Full page Plymouth car ad with
Oscar Hurless. Interesting photo of race horse Pompoon
with jockey, favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Golden
Gate bridge under construction, San Francisco. Photos
of babies born in Belgrave square, London. Views of
Court-Tennis court at Manhattan's Racquet and Tennis
Club, including Ogden Phipps. Photo of VERY unusual
"Radiowave" dress in Austria. Germany releases
photos of new submarines. Log floating in Finland (timber
harvesting) in the Kemi river, more. Letter and pictures
to the editor showing interesting parachute jump by
Jerry Franks, who needed to deploy both main chute and
auxiallary chute in the same jump.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Life Magazine March 8, 1937 : Cover - Skier on ski lift at Sun Valley (One of the nicest LIFE covers ever!).
Sandhog mystery. Tristan and Isolde. EXCELLENT
feature article on skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho - a must
for ski history enthusiasts. Ski article is 8
pages long, includes photos by Alfred Eisenstaedt of
ski instructor Hauser, Marion Crozer, Faith Donaldson,
Count Schaffgotsch, Claude Binyon, Mr. And Mrs. Studebaker,
Frank Rediker, Sarah Appleton of Kalamazoo, Host Harriman
and many others. Chinese brides. Charles Evans Hughes.
Caves - Charles E. Mohr, photographer of caves - photos
include bats and other cave creatures, Nickajack cave,
Marvel Cave Missouri. Hop Gardener. National Association
of Merchant Tailors of America - Jubilee convention. Sarra's photos of the Studebaker plant with captions prepared by Studebaker's workers, photos include welder Buck Rogers, Man drilling six oil pressure holes at once, Two men wrestling in Studebaker athletic clubroom, more. Who murdered R. Norman Redwood, the Sanhog leader, tunnel builder. Four-week old Louise Helena Brisebat appears in the movies. Peggy Garcia and her marriage trials.
Very Good - $88
Good - $75
Steel raises wages. Coronets,
Coronations, Crown jewels (in color). If London is bombed
- method for fighting fires. Candid photo free-for-all
at the College Inn nightclub at the Hotel Herman in
Chicago. How a man undresses, the right way and the
wrong way (yup - the famous photo piece) - See also
February 15, 1937. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's album. Great
photos of Andy Lopata at the Jones and Laughlin steel
plant at Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, common steel worker.
John Llewellyn Lewis, steel man and the CIO. Boxer Jim
McMillen tossed boxer Everett Marshall and referee Bull
Weideman out of the ring, injuring both. Photo of 42
railroad cars of coal in a wreck. John M. David of Hiawatha,
Kansas, builds his very fancy tomb ahead of time. Party
at Rosemary Hall girls boarding school in Connecticut.
Life goes to a Waikiki wedding - movie. Egypt sends
a Mahmal to Mecca after ten year absence, includes photos
of Mecca. Neat (small) photo of Virginia and Rainy Lake
Company railroad locomotive entirely covered with ice
in northern Minnesota. Horrible photo of person with
knife stuck in skull, he lived and was apparently fine,
Frank Hill, Georgia. Nice full page color Chris Craft
Excellent - $42
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Full page Studebaker ad with Airplane
designer Donald Douglas. Richard Simon (of publishers
Simon and Schuster) photographs his family and friends.
Nice full page LaSalle car ad with skiing theme. Austria
and Habsburgs. Shooting of Buron Fitts with a great
quote "Although his injury was said to have immobilized
his left arm, he was still able to hold a cigarette
in that hand." Passenger liner "President
Coolidge" hits the oil tanker "Frank H. Buck."
Nitrate boat burns in Boston - photos. Liner President
Coolidge rams an oil tanker - photos. Strikes - photos.
Fiorello Henry LaGuardia - mayor of New York City. Parachutes,
Irving Air Chute company.. Dr. George Washington Carver
is honored. A coed's day, Heloise Martin at Drake University
in Des Moines, Iowa. The Judas goat. Chain gang in Bibb
county, Georgia. Neat two page ad for LIFE magazine
featuring ski cover of March 8, 1937. Pythons. English
coaching company rehearses for coronation. Strikers
have a sit-down picnic at the Woolworth store in Detroit.
Very handsome Chesterfield color ad on back cover with
military men, art by Leslie Thrashers.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Full page color
Phillips condensed soups ad with George Rector. Full
page Elgin watch ad with Loro Roberts. Sample photographs
taken before 1965. Full page Fisk tire ad with falling
circus trapeze artist. Air Hostesses (flight attendants)
including photos of Helena Mehl of TWA, Alww Isaacs,
Ruth Osborn, Ann Clegg, Nina E. Bell, Jeanne Baird,
Carolyn Olson, Verda Bardley and others, including weddings.
Palm Springs. Palm Beach. Yale Swimmers. Harvard Swimmer
- Charles G. Hutter.
New London School in New London, Texas blows up - about
400 killed, rich oil community, gas explosion, photos
of survivors include Paul Elliott, Jimmy Horenshell.
Photo of German-American league members at Camp Siegfried
doing Nazi salute. Smith college weekend Supper Dance
(1,000+ boys invited) including Lillienne Cox, Kathryn
Smith, Nancy Lowry, Laura W. L. Scales and others. Painter
Paul Cadmus. Two different Pauline Taylor(s) who look
like identical twins. Terrorists and their targets.
Hotel Strike in Detroit. Party of 40,000 Californian's
with Iowa roots. Plan for siege balloons over London.
War in Manchukuo. Full page Texaco ad with baseball
theme. Photo of tiger attacking World's only woman tiger
trainer, Mabel Stark. Photos of J. Winton Lemen climbing
Good - $20
Photos of Jewish wedding, Florence
Kaplan and William Kobrinsky. Sit-down Chrysler strikers
proclaim spirit of 1937, photos of labor meeting in
Cadillac square in Detroit.. Photos of sinking ship
Bjerkli. Amish plead for their one-room schools, East
Lampeter, Pennsylvania. St. Louis Cardinals in Training,
baseball, includes photos of Sam Breadon, Pepper Martin,
Dizzy Dean, Daffy Dean, Frank Frisch, Mike Ryba, Lon
Warneke, and others - the Gashouse Gang. Striking full
page color International Trucks ad with blue truck.
Silent barriers - movie. French ambassador in Philadelphia.
Colt sense. Baseball - large photo essay. Serial Queen
- Pearl White. Coronation preparations. British fleet
prepares for war, air craft carrier and air planes.
Neat photo of H.M.S. Glorious. King Richard II on Broadway.
San Francisco bridge jumper Ray Woods. New York police
trap a gang of fur robbers. 20 month old William, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Astor III. Cowby Pinky Gist of
Maricopa county, Arizona has lunch with spotted mule
Freckles. Gruesome photo of South African snake that
ate a steinbok, whose horns poked through the python
and killed it.
Very Good - $36
Good - $26
Full page Listerine tooth paste
ad with Ida Vollmar, Beatrice Imhoff, and Dorothy Temple.
Freelance photographer Arthur Fellig and his photos
(including Brooklyn trunk murder, fallen fish market,
and gruesome auto crash), he is called "Ouija."
prehistoric man - large feature article with photos.
Chancellor bans Vanderbilt's honor society. Supreme
court reverses itself on minimum wages. The case of
the murdered model, Veronica Gedeon, Ronnie Gedeon.
Elephant boy - movie with actor Sabu. Full page color
Camel cigarettes ad with Glenn Hardin, track star. Unusual
full page color Four Roses whiskey ad with calf and
farmer. Manuel Quezon of the Philippines. Painter Cezanne.
Anthony Gerald Samuel takes a fall with his steeplechase
horse. Cute full page color
Beech-nut gum ad with policeman, art by Norman Rockwell.
Posture by Mensendieck. Haile Selassie gets his beloved
dog Lulu back. 3.2 Beer for Kansas. Grain booms on the
stock market. Photographer Edward Weston wins Guggenheim
fellowship. Australian plane crash survivors J. R. Binstead
and J. S. Proud. Dance at Manhattan's Roseland Hall
with hired girls who are paid to dance with anyone who
purchases a ticket. Photos of blood donor Dorothy MacRae
in Jackson, Michigan. Full page color Lucky Strike cigarettes
ad with Alice Roosevelt Longworth.
Fair (All Good, but has minor cover wear) - $15
Full page LaSalle car ad with interesting and
excellent art by Irwin Smith, white lines on black.
Similar white on black art by Lay in half page Heisey
glassware ad. Photos of Kovoor T. Behanan doing yoga,
contortions. Admiral of the fleet Arthur Japy Hepburn
and sailors, GOBs, shore leave at Long Beach. Sculptors'
speed test, winner Clara Bratt, model Winifred Gould.
Lead belly, the singer Huddie Ledbetter, negro in trouble.
Elephant wedding - Major Craster marries Miss Macallum,
they rode to church on an elephant, he was in charge
of a detention camp for terrorists. Duke of Windsor's
pension. Marked woman - movie. Normandie's new propeller
allows her to break the speed record set by the Queen
Mary. Whirlpools. Chinese airports. Russian polar bear
hunt. Wedding of Dicky Dell Doheny - photos. Strikers
in Hershey Pennsylvania. Queen Mary, the woman, lots
of neat vintage photos and royal stories. GORGEOUS Chevrolet
ad in color with yellow car and woman in gown. Pat Marquis
- boy with x-ray eyes, he plays ping pong and pool while
blindfolded. Mary Dunn of Bonne Terre, Missouri, very
bright child, IQ 185. A new airport in China, built
by hand, Chengchow in northern Honan Province. Collecting
scrap metal for new war munitions, humorously enough,
the US was sending much of it to Japan in 1937. Rather
horrible story and photos about killing a polar bear.
Scott Anderson of Boswell, Indiana and his string collection.
The first Indian (Native American) stewardess, Northwest
Air, Beth Pease. Basil and Ouida Rathbone - 11th wedding
anniversary party (bride and groom costume party). Cute
full page color Chesterfield cigarettes ad with woman
on red scooter motorbike, male hiker.
Out of Stock -
Wagner Act and Henry Ford, Ford
Motor company. This very unusual cover format has a small LIFE printed in the lower red bar instead of the large LIFE in the red rectangle at top. Coast Guard cutter "Escanaba"
on Lake Michigan, ice breaking. Horrible photo of negro
"Bootjack" McDaniel tortured with a blowtorch
and lynched in Duck Hill, Mississippi. Fireball Dodging
in South Carolina. Texas Oil Fire near Silsbee - Houston
Oil Company and Republic Production Company, great photos,
lots of waste. Underwater movie - Underwater Romance.
Hawaii Makes the US an empire, includes photos of airplanes,
artillery and such ready to defend Hawaii, Honolulu
Sugar Plantation company and more. Bethlehem steel -
attack on chairman Charles M. Schwab. International
flower show in Grand Central Palace, in color. Painter
Franz Sedlacek. Charlie Chaplin and Igor Stravinsky
roll a hoop. Neville Chamberlain. Stanley and Lucy Baldwin.
Fake "Zulus prepare for coronation" photos..
Chicken farming, Leeds Mitchell farm northwest of Chicago.
Funny photo of horse biting elephant. Full page Agfa
film ad with canoeist Father Hubbard, the Glacier priest.
Full page Elgin watch ad with Veronese Beatty of Chicago.
Full page Camel cigarettes ad with Lou Gehrig in cartoon
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Two page ad for "Empress of Britain"
4 month world cruise. Very manly full page Cop-R-Loy
ad with plumber with huge pipe wrench. Full page Listerine
tooth paste ad with Karen Sundstrom, Grace Rowland,
and Bernice Green. Photos of John L. Lewis, labor leader,
sitting in many positions. British rearmament, photo
of aircraft carrier Ark Royal and start of construction
for sister ship to Queen Mary. England prepares for
the coronation. Angels from Harlem - followers of Father
Divine, legal troubles including Delight Jewett of Denver.
Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson is sued. Log chopping
contest in Hayward, Wisconsin. Mischievous Cocker Spaniel
Snarky rescued from the ocean, owner Ross Newfarmer.
Feature story on Hollywood. Actress Janet Gaynor. Painter
Edward Hopper. Striking full page color Chevrolet ad
with mint green car. Lost John of Mammoth Cave. Excellent
full page color International Trucks ad with green truck.
Religion in the Soviet Union. The British in India's
Northwest frontier (now Pakistan). Clark Gable meets
old girlfriend Franz Doerfer, after being accused by
Mrs. Violet Norton. A party in honor of Elsa Maxwell
with the New York Cafe Society. Bicycle records, Charles
M. Murphy's speed record broken by Albert Marquet -
photos show how they did it.
Very Good - $58
Good - $45
Muncie, Indiana – great
US Middletown – essay and photos, includes full
page photo of barber Ed Kehrer shaving William H. Ball,
Ball family (Ball canning jars), William H. Hahn family,
Scott and Lizabelle Brandenberg, Rollin H. Bunch family,
Pocahontas Lodge, Sunbeam Club, Mable Duncan Kemp, Cora
B. Pierce, many others - great history piece. Blind
actors put on a play. Glenn Martin, aviation pioneer
- big piece. Movie review – The Prince and the
Pauper. Westminster Abbey photo essay. Child stars –
Billy and Bobby Mauch. Ha, an early "Christo"
artwork, William Levitt wraps a house in cellophane.
Photo – Germans celebrate Hitler’s birthday.
Mexican Propaganda movie – The Wave – by
Paul Strand. Basque fighters, Bilbao, Spain. Trout fishing
in Pennsylvania with John Alden Knight, fly fishing.
Full page Schlitz beer ad. Humorous photo of a little
boy and his dad, he wanted his hair cut just like his
dad, who is mostly bald, Martinsville, Indiana. Leslie
Howard (Gone with the Wind star) in color ad for Lucky
Very Good - $52
Good - $42
Life Magazine May 17, 1937 : Cover - Dionne Quintuplets, the Quins, Callander, Ontario - fantastic charming photos of 5 toddlers "Going on three."
Full page Studebaker ad with Bob Hope and Masestro Richard
Himber. Interesting full page color Monroe adding-calculator
ad. "War Admiral" wins 63rd Kentucky Derby
horse race, including photos of jockey Charley Kurtsinger
and Samuel D. Riddle, plus more on the Kentucky Derby
and other jockeys. Minnesota's last logging drive, Photos
at bridge near Nett Lake on Littlefork River. Zeppelin
Hindenberg explosion - five full pages of excellent
photos. Columbia River salmon fishing fleet puts out
to sea. 150 Grand Pianos played at same time for the
125th Grand Piano Festival in Indianapolis. Artist John
Kane. Full page color Budweiser beer ad with cave theme.
Burmese cremation of a monk. Baby Giant Panda Su-Lin
with Mary Bean and Mrs. William H. Harkness Jr. Mrs.
Simpson wears fashion by Schiaparelli. Cartoons about
British Character by cartoonist Pont, Graham Laidler.
Dutch Cigar testers. Girl golfers Clara Callender, Mrs.
Brent Potter, Jane Douglas, Joyce Wetherel. A party
at the Lake Shore Athletic Club in Chicago, including
Joe Lewis, Coleman Clark, Margot Reid, and many others.
Lovely full page color Chevrolet car ad, night scene.
Crow Indian nation arrow throwing contest. Cute photos
of Priscilla Lane surprised in the bath.
Good - $23
Super full-color ad - Autocar Trucks Ardmore,
Pennsylvania. Secretary of State Cordell Hull and the
State Department. Bob Feller, baseball sensation, goes
back to Van Meter, Iowas to get his high school diploma.
Photo of H. L. Queen at Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation
in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania biting someone during a strike.
Page of photos showing segregated railroad cars, Jim
Crow coaches. Spring lambs on the sheep ranch of Fred
Holmes and Jack Wing, in the Sacramento valley. Full
page color Canada Dry ginger ale ad with tennis theme.
Movie - Kid Galahad. Russian self-rising parachute.
Two page Mobil Gas, Mobil Oil ad with the ship "Queen
Mary." Painter Paul Chabas dies. Carl Akeley's
animals - taxidermist, naturalist, African explorer.
Mrs. Genevieve Garvan Brady turns her Long Island estate
"Inisfada" over to catholic church. Dutch
army bicycle band. Duke of Windsor joins Mrs. Simpson
18 hours after her divorce is final. Irish rebel Maude
Gonne McBride. Blanket toss at Nebraska's Municipal
University of Omaha, including Frances Blumkin. Dick
Bartell of the New York Giants, baseball. Alice Marble,
tennis. Full page Pullman railroad car ad with cute
little girl. A party given by Julian P. Van Winkles
and Mrs. Henry J. Powell, Kentucky derby. Striking full
page color Autocar Trucks ad with yellow and red truck.
Photos and short story of two bucks locked together
by antlers, one saved by Union Pacific railroad crew
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Humorous full page
Paramount studios ad with Claudette Colbert, Melvyn
Douglas, Robert Young, includes studio skiing photo.
Full page Whitetrucks ad with five different White vehicle
in use. Carl Klein's great photos of falling horse riders
Mrs. J. B. Balding, George Hoblin, Kathryn Lord, Mrs.
James C. Clark, Rolph Prym, Mary Clothier, Clifford
Weihman, Noel Laing, H.C. Hine. Helen Hayes saves theatre
from censorship. Banned plays - Damaged Goods, Sex,
Sapho, The Demi-Virgin, The Firebrand, others. Minsky
brothers burlesque. Neat aerial photo of Hamlin Sandvig's
barn, destroyed by tornado, horses still standing in
stalls OK. Maryland passes a law to end the Elkton "Marriage
Mill". Henry Ford fights the Unions, lots of great historic
and current photos, including Warren Grim and family.
. Memphis cotton carnival, two separate festivals, one
black and one white, with photo of boy eating cotton
candy - the caption makes it clear that most readers
do not know what cotton candy is in 1937. Movie - I
met him in Paris with Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas,
with skiing and other winter sports photos. Wow - cool
full page color International Trucks ad with yellow
truck on green background. Kent School Rowing - Coach
F. D. Walker, Father Sill, Evan W. Thomas, John A. Blair.
Coronation of George VI by Archbishop of Canterbury.
Spanish rebels bomb Bilbao, Spain. Antigo, Wisconsin
Prom with Lorraine Gallaspy. Lucky Strike at with Miriam
Very Good - $58
Good - $48
College boy and girl - 1937 model - this is general
feature about kids in college, a long article. Nice
full page color Packard ad, no car but has nice painting
of kids pretending a wedding. University of Missouri
is typical for state education - another long feature.
Little Doane college in Crete, Nebraska. Full page color
Camel cigarettes ad with Dorothy Pynton Hill, champion
high diver. Commonwealth College in Arkansas. College
Presidents, includes framable full page portraits of
Bryant Conant (Harvard) and James Rowland Angell (Yale).
University of Virginia Campus, Charlottesville. University
of Chicago campus and Rockefeller money. Observatories.
Tutoring. Rockford rowing. Stephens Junior College.
College leaders. College customs. Harvard Library. Some
stand-out students, including Howard Bourne, Edward
Lane Stanley, Lenore Alberton, Mary Fellows, Constance
McClure, Gardiner Pollich, others. Pole vaulters Earle
Meadows and Bill Sefton. Full page Gantner Wikies and
Swim suits ad. Caps & Gown. Old Yale photos 1888,
1878, football team in 1888 and same people in 1937,
more old Yale photos of teams and clubs. Scabbard and
Blade pledging ceremony at University of Arizona in
Tucson. Party at the Tubs in Pownal Creek above Williamstown,
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Full page Studebaker ad
with the Morlok quadruplet sisters of Lansing, Michigan.
Mass baptism at Immanuel Temple, Los Angeles - Reverend
Alton Earl Lee. Feature on the U.S. Senate. American
Medical Association makes a movie to fight syphilis.
U.S. Steel Corp fights the CIO with airplanes and police,
including bi-wing planes at Warren, Ohio. Chicago Memorial
day riot. Kentucky Frontier Nurses, including lots of
photos. Nine-lens aerial camera - aerial views of Washington
D. C. Cute full page color Coca-cola ad with boy scout
jamboree theme. Movie of the week : "Parnell"
with Clark Gable. Viennese Ball at Boston's Hotel Somerset,
including Mary Cootes, Ethel du Pont. The popular Dachshund
dog, Dachshunde. Washington Spelling bee, including
Waneeta Beckley, Anthony Scheidler, Frank L. White.
The seascapes of Frederick J. Waugh. Extraordinarily
cute full page color Beech-nut gun ad with circus performers,
clown and strong man. The Bach choir of Bethloehem,
including photos of members in their everyday life such
as Steve Rashevich (baker), Naomi Houser (nurse), Albert
C. Buss (hokey pokey man). Hot air Balloon fire - Professor
Piccard's $35,000 stratosphere balloon burns. Frederick
B. Snite, Jr. travels from China to Chicago in an Iron
lung, infantile paralysis. Two page ad for B.V.D. swimsuits,
lots of suits shown. Photos of Missouri's last public
hanging, Roscoe (Red) Jackson. Bicycle train - Haven
& Hartford railroad.
Good - $28
James J. Braddock
vs. Joe Louis. Mechanics of a Reno divorce and more
about Reno. Horse roping with Jack Case. Ultrillo. Windsor
wedding. US dust bowl floods, plus dust bowl art and
article. Revolt of the Beavers, WPA Theatre. Hog Call
vs. Bayou Bellow. Boleslaus Krzystofcxyk marries Irene
Kaluza - a party in Cicero, Illinois. Two page ad for
Hudson cars. Neat Color ski ad as part of two page Grace
Line ship ad. Two page ad celebrating the 125th anniversary
of the National City Bank of New York. Photos of a selection
of funny weddings, including Leon Cohn in San Francisco
(on roller skates), Tom Durgan and Melba Robinson in
Oakland (in a cemetery), Lawrence Hanlon and Ethel Cobban
near Astoria Oregon (CCC - on a fallen tree), Herman
Jarrett and Elaine Scroggins near Grant's Pass Oregon
(in animal skins), Elton Rogers and Macie Thrift in
Memphis (frozen in ice) and others. Policeman Charles
W. Davis of Springfield, Illinois is given a beat 23
1/2 MILES long in an effort to get him to retire. Wreckage
of Western Air Express plane crash (December 15, 1936)
finally found in Wasatch mountains of Utah. Nice full
page color International Trucks ad with red dump truck.
Art related to LIFE's summer camps (this story is a
tie to the Original
Life magazine). Multiple photos of the Perricone
quadruplets, Beaumont, Texas. Photo of Back scratcher
for humans (a post) in Cleveland, Ohio. Full page color
Camel cigarettes ad with Floyd Stimson, parachute tester.
Good - $32
Full page color Canada Dry ad with little girl
in red playing with dog, art by Lawrence Wilbur. Great
series of photos collected by train locomotive enthusiasts,
includes Weed burner, New York, New Haven & Hartford
1880s train, New York Central (((, Illinois Central
engine 382 / 2012, much more. Flight to Bermuda, includes
great photos of Cavalier, Imperial Airways planes in
water, more. Nice full page photo of Leonard Olds, worker
at Newton Steel plane in Monroe, Michigan - with a gun.
Swimming, including amazing crowd in Lake Michigan at
Chicago, beach activities, diving, nude swimming, more.
Jules Bache art collection, some in color. Confederate
47th reunion, includes photos of General Harry Rene
Lee, General Homer Atkinson, Ransom Simmons, more. Open
crown hats. German racer - Mercedes-Benz speed champion,
160 MPH. Forest fires - nice feature. Golf - the open.
Movie - The Road Back. The amazing little Nancy Darken,
sings and tap dances upsidedown. Full page Silver Dollar
whiskey ad with really old tyme boxing theme. Very roundabout
way of announcing a royal pregnancy - Princess Juliana
of Netherlands. U.S. Groom of the Year - Franklin Delano
Roosevelt Jr. Neat Univex Cine * movie camera ad. Neat
Labatt's beer ad with a special Semi-truck Two page
ad for Pullman train cars showing all the accommodations.
Party at Frary House in Deerfield, Massachusetts, Bement
School, photos include Jeff Avirett, Alice Blanding,
Kee Spruyt, Helen Hackett, others. Photo of the most
sway backed horse ever. Another photo of a cat getting
milk straight from the cow, James Sharp of Kennedy,
New York, Chesborough Seminary.
Good - $32
Fair (All Good, but last few pages have water spots in the margin) - $15
Magazine July 5, 1937 : Cover - corn.
Steel strike - the right to strike. Child abuse of Laddie Van Ness by Theresa Cronin. Washington Crews sweep Poughkeepsie Regatta, including photos of Joe Rantz, Mike Bogo, Eddie Schenck and Dan Hume. Driving logs from forest to factory - log floating to Three Rivers paper mill in upper Gatineau region, International Paper Company. Social democracy. Bastille. Male beauty salon. Palestine - photo essay. Full page color Ethyl gasoline ad with fishing and harbor front scene. Super full page Hires Root beer ad with two steel workers in high rise frame. Full page color Camels cigarettes ad with Gloria Wheeden, Miss Southern Florida, Harry Burmester, Floyd Stimson and others. 28th International Rotary convention in Nice. Movie of the Week : Knight Without Armor with Marlene Dietrich. Life goes to a party at the Carolina Cotillion Club's 57th Annual June German in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Photos of Glen Craig family in Muncie, Indiana. Strange burial of Thomas Pursell, fireman.
Good - $24
in Spain movie - horrific photos with captions by Ernest
Hemingway. Audubon's birds - includes four full color
pages (blue jay, golden eagle, ruby-throated hummingbird,
and Baltimore oriole). East Indian volcanoes - Vulcan
and Matupi in Rabaul, New Guinea. . Transcontinental
trucking, including photos of Edward "Red"
Holiman, bobtail trucks, Rosie's truck-line cafe (on
Dallas-Houston highway), Angeline Monakino, Max Kirby.
Fitchburg High School, Massachusetts - new school built
after old one burnt in 1934. Lunt and Fontanne open
Greek comedy. Newsreel on south Chicago Memorial day
riot. Relief jobs now viewed as careers. Neat full page
Studebaker ad featuring Billy Rose's Cleveland Great
Lakes Exposition, with swimmers Johnny Weissmuller,
Stubby Kruger, Dick Degener, Marshall Wayne, Sam Howard
and others. Very cute full page Hires Root beer ad with
boy on roller skates who has fallen and dropped a bag
of groceries. Full page ad for Alex Morrison's new book
about learning to golf. Charming full page color Nucoa
oleomargarine ad. The story of Harry Hopkins of Sioux
City, Iowa - becomes head of new Relief program. Conflict
in Manchukuo on Amur river - Birobidjan Russian Jewish
Autonomous Region. A party with Spencer Penrose at the
Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs, includes photos
of little train at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Photos
of Andy Gump in person, Andy Wheat.
Out of Stock -
Life Magazine July 19, 1937 : Cover - Black toddler playing in water spray in Harlem - Very cute photo.
Himalayan climb of Nanda Devi, H. W. Tilman,
Farnsworth Loomis, Charles S. Houston, Noel E. Odell,
H. Adams Carter, T. Graham Brown, Peter Lloyd and Arthus
B. Emmons III - article includes lots of photos and
information on seven Germans who died in an avalanche
on Nanga Parbat. . Amelia Earhart, large photo feature
including photos of her airplane. Scottsboro boys, Clarence
Norris and Charlie Weems, an endless case, photos of
all 8. . Billy Rose's shows in Fort Worth and Cleveland.
Vermont, photo essay including Aurora Pierce, H. J.
Nelson, Fremont Thompson, Barney Foster, Mrs. Lewis
Shonin, Dr. W. Scott Nay, and others. Painter Luigi
Lucioni paints Vermont. Vanderbilt cup racer. Walkathon
- marathon dancing, including Benny Leonard, Billy Cain,
Edith Downey. Maine Narrow-gauge railroads. Burning
of unsafe Cameron Bridge near Utica. . Full page LaSalle
car ad with bears in National Park theme. Cute two page
Texaco ad with helpful serviceman. Photo demonstration
of how a Half-Tone is made. Full page Goodrich rubber
ad with Army Tank. Full page Elgin watch ad with Saly
Burguieres of New Orleans. Photo of Albert Dyer, who
confessed to killing three little girls. 26,000 Boy
Scouts hold a Jamboree. German race car driver Bernd
Rosemeyer takes the Vanderbilt cup, photos. Photos of
British airplanes after a year of rearmament. Neat aerial
photo of Edinburgh. Two page Association of American
Railroads with city railroad yard. A party with Hal
Kemp's "Name Band" at Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
Nice full page color Canada Dry Ginger Ale ad with swimming
theme by Walter H. Seaton. Full page Camel cigarettes
ad with swimmer Lenore Kight Wingard.
Excellent - $45
Very Good - $32
Good - $22
Demonstration of how the Four-color Letterpress
printing method works. Full page ad for Real Silk stockings
fitted with numerous measurements of the ladies legs,
not like today's nylons. Very cute full page Hires Root
Beer ad with Scotsmen. Headlines proclaim the rise of
Racism and Communism in America. Artist Thomas Hart
Benton hunts communists and fascists in Michigan. Ella
Reeve "Mother" Bloor of the U.S. Communist
party. Death of Senator Joseph Taylor Robinson. An $80,000,000
was on the grasshopper plague in the American West,
includes photo of flame thrower mounted on train. Dr.
Arnold Gesell and his study of human infant behavior.
Full page colorful International Trucks ad with curious
orange truck with open grid-work back. Tuatara, oldest
prehistoric reptile from New Zealand. Fifty cent polo
attracts public, includes photos of Pete Bostwick, Louis
Stoddard Jr. and more. Full page color Desoto ad with
red car and horse polo theme. Charlie McCarthy, ventriloquist's
dummy, and Eddie Bergen. Radio City Music Hall Rockettes
go to Paris. Bicyclists set out on the "World's
Hardest Race" around France, the Tour de France,
includes photo of German cyclist Bautz and others. Neat
photo of crew team from Tabor Academy of Marion, Massachusetts.
Horrible crash photos from car race at Atlanta's Lakewood
Park speedway, drivers "Wild Bill" Moore and
Gordon Chard. A party at the Old Club of Detroit.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Jacob Meyers' farm near Lenexa, Kansas and lots of photos,
and Eureka, South Dakota with photos of Solomon Isaak,
Adam Preszler, Wilhelm Schumacher, Martin and Christina
Grosz and others. Spitulism at Lily Dale, including
Maggie Waite and Horace Stanley Hambling. Washington
airport and boycott. Pre-fab house erected in 8 hours,
Thor Hansen engineer, Walter Harnischfeger producer.
Pilots do not like the small and dangerous Washington
airport. America's Cup Yachts, includes some excellent
color illustrations of early famous sailing yachts,
plus photos of captains, others yachts, more.. Building
of boat "Ranger." Movie of the Week "Toast
of New York." Brazil destroys coffee. King takes
castle. Iceland - photo essay.
Nice full page color Ethyl ad for gasoline, with Herford
cattle ranch. Excellent early full-page Plymouth car
ad mentioning gas mileage. Full page Camels cigarette
ad with Erl Roman catching a monster Blue Marlin, plus
Gloria Wheeden and Clarence E. Dare, forest ranger.
60 Golden hours retreat for Asbestos Workers Union at
Hinsdale Friary, including photos of Hugh Patrick Dunn
(Chicago), Martin Fardy, and others. Photo of Fifield
twins of East Thompson, Connecticut - six sets of twins
in same family.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
National Guard Motorized
maneuvers, many great photos . Life of Emile Zola. Martha's
Vineyard and Nantucket. Watermelons, including Roy E.
Parrish of Adel, Georgia. Pony vs. Plane. Archery, including
photos of Russ Hoogerhyde, Bruce Robertson, Gladys Hammer,
and Mary Nagler. Spun glass : Fiberglass insulation
being made by Corning Glass Works. Full page Studebaker
ad with Kate Smith, radio headliner. Full page Fisk
tire ad with man doing one-arm hand stand on skyscraper
edge. Feature on Eleanor Holm, swimmer, with many photos.
Senate majority leader Alben W. Barkley on the parallel
bars. St. Mary's College is auctioned off for $411,150.
"City of Baltimore" steamer burns in Chesapeake
Bay. Photo of Daniel Berg robbing the cash register
in Milwaukee - photo set by shop owner Irving Straubinger.
Unusual sideways full page color Coca-cola ad. 36th
International Convention of Christian Endeavor in Grand
Rapids, Michigan - includes photos of Mrs. Harriet Clarke
of Newton, Massachusetts and others. Lovely two page
Oldsmobile ad with family. Paris Exposition of 1937,
includes photo of Shirley Joy Ellis of Seattle Sexy
half page Linit soap ad. Private Lives : small photo
and interesting caption of Erika Mann, Barbara Stanwyck,
Patricia Benefield - tobacco user at six months of age,
Hazel Whitman, and others. A party with Cecil Beaton.
Good - $35
Life Magazine August 16, 1937 : Cover - Young camper on the Viking ship at Camp Lanakila, feature article on summer camps including Aloha Camp (Fairlee Vermont), Camp Dudley (Westport, New York).
Kai-shek (China). President Roosevelt's album. Model
bride - Kathllen Williams Capps, models, then marries.
Private flying. Sermon in signs for deaf. Radium mine
- Radium city near Great Bear Lake, Canada - no safety
concerns, oh my gosh! Alice Marble tumbles in tennis
match. Yachting, including Clark Wright on the Maruffa.
Detroit's archbishop. The flying Codonas, Alfredo Codona
kills himself and his wife. German art purge. Texas
manhunters catch a killer near Galena Park road. Full
page Kroehler Furniture ad. Texas manhunter catches
killer of J. C. Stiff, includes photos of policeman
H. H. Thornton who shot one of the killers. Photos of
Roxanne Herrick of Little Monroe, Michigan, child prodigy.
Learning to become a private pilot, lots of photos including
Waldo D. Waterman, the Arrowbile, and color photos of
airplanes. Photo of Pan-American Clipper plane built
by Sikorsky as part of Radiocompass ad. Photographer
Gerda Taro is killed in Spain, first woman photographer
killed in action - this is a two page tribute to her,
she was also Rober Capa's lover and collaborator on
the book documenting the Spanish Civil War, 'Death In
The Making'. LIFE goes to a party with youths at LIFE's
summer camps (this story is a tie to the Original
Good - $28
Fair (All Good, nice, but cover is speckled) - $14
Full page Sal Hepatica ad with Mrs.
Ralph Reese. Full page color Sealex inlaid linoleum
ad for truly wonderful looking floor. Here is one of
those awesome early ads - full page color for Autocar
Trucks, red and yellow van truck. Candid photos of tourists
at Niagara falls in the rental raincoats, more. Huge
cotton crop causes prices to crash. Bickering democrats.
Slum disaster - tenement collapses into it's flooded
basement on Staten Island after heavy rains, killing
all but three - spawns talk of slum regulations. First
modern King in Egypt. New York police solve a mystery
of a maid murdered by a mounted policeman, Irma Louise
Pradier, Arthur H. Chalmers. Crazy photo of Elsa Rahr
high diving with her horse. Girl Scouts jubilee (many
photos of girls, each with home town and name of each
girl. . Little Donald Horst - foster mother vs. real
mother. Wreck in Missouri - Missouri Pacific railroad.
London's big holiday. Transport panel board - this is
a labeled view of an airplane cockpit. Transoceanic
air service, Pan American Airways wins, plane tickets
include all hotels and meals during the flight! Boeing
builds the Atlantic Clipper airplane. Golf in Portland,
Alderwood Country Club, Oregon. Very crowded beach photo
from Margate beach in England. Photo feature on Peiping,
china. John Farr vs. Joe Louis, boxing. Pretty color
circus ad on back cover for Beech-nut gum. Perhaps the
most horrible photo ever of skin peeling after sunburn,
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Life goes on a frog hunt, Chico, California, participants
named. Neat photos of how photographers get photos with
unusual angles. The U.S. dedicates its battle monuments,
8 cemeteries and 11 monuments in Europe to honor military,
lots of marble. A made-up photo of military manuevers
showing lots of mistakes, Camp Ripley, Minnesota. Soapbox
derby in Akron, Ohio, includes Hugh Flury Jr., Kenneth
Richardson, Richard and Robert BAllard and others. Mrs.
Josie Bishop strikes radium, gold and silver, pitchbelnde
in California's Mojave Desert. Tennessee lynching of
Albert Gooden, other tarring and feathering, beating,
killing. Socialist Herbert Harris, oiled and feathered
in Dallas, Texas for showing a pro-union propaganda
movie called "Millions of us." Ku Klux Klan and Justice
Hugo Black. Alf Landon builds a White House. The art
of Waldo Peirce. Smashing atoms - science, at East Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. International cattle breeding. Idaho farm
sinks 300 feet - Harley Robertson farm, thought to be
on roof of collapsing lava cave. Soap box derby finals.
Champion dives in sand, J. Briscoe Ray. Full page Camel
cigarettes ad with various swimming champions. Yachting
on the desert, like ice boating, but on wells. Soft
Ball. Photo essay - the Japanese people - super article,
long. Great color ad for Ethyl (auto gasoline).
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Bombing of Shanghai. Awesome photos of
in the Pamir mountains of Russia, Tajikistan. Lily Pons
sings in Chicago. The strange case of Winifred Sackville
Stoner, Jr. Budapest smile school. Joseph Day, real
estate salesman. Chasing meteorites is a career, Harvey
Harlow Nininger. Donald Budge - tennis champion. Miss
Yah-Yah, Poland's tennis star. Basket race in London
for porters. Seven Seas sails. Reporting Paris fashions.
John And Wilma Lewellen of Muncie, Indiana (the famous
"Middletown", see LIFE May 10, 1937) photograph
New York City. Two page Association of American Railroads
ad with close-up of locomotive engine. Weirton steelworkers
hear case of C.I.O. versus their boss Weir. Murderous
politician Joseph J. Bruno is caught. James Rip Collins
of the Chicago Cubs baseball team breaks his ankle,
photos. Lily Pons sings before record breaking crowd
in Chicago. An amazing National phenomena - the Old
Gold cigarettes contest, winter William R. Staggs, Florence
Zimmerman and others. Deanna Durbin in "100 men
and a girl." First photos of the bombing of Shanghai.
A party at George S. Kaufman's house for Harpo Marx
and others. Mrs. Anne Bok of Rangeley Maine has a lay-down
strike to stop trucks running through her property.
Out of Stock -
Weirton, West Virginia, article includes photo of steel
workers Bill Benninghof, O. D. Pratt, Don Ackley, others.
What American Tourists think of Europe. Photoelectric
signs for advertising. 2,000 year-old warrior is unearthed.
Robert Riggs, comic artist. Amateur golf - Johnny Goodman.
Believe it or not, this is where Ripley lives. Boxer
Joe Lewis, Tommy Farr. 1,500 pairs of twins at convention,
including Alta and Alva Dank, Marjorie and Margaret
Doll, Mrs. F. M. Cawby and Mrs. Henrietta Billings,
Harley and Harry Edgell. Party at Oklahoma girls reform
school, Tecumseh. Cute full page color Del Monte Pineapple
Juice ad with two little girls on a beach. A whole series
of photos (every year) of Frank H. Chadwick and his
daughter Marion, as she grows. Full page ad for Listerine
tooth powder. Photos of accidental bombing of Great
World Amusement Park in Shanghai, China. Newest Seversky
racing plane. Photo of caskets - Mrs. Elsie Nollen of
Denison, Iowa kills herself and six children. Excellent
full page photo of Apache Chief Asa Daklugie. 16 Native
American tribe meet in Gallup, New Mexico. Fashion -
hats inspired by the Belgian Congo. Legless Charles
Ziummy Zibelman swims from Albany to George Washington
Bridge. Liberia celebrates 90 years of independence.
Movie - The Prisoner of Zenda with Madeleine Carroll.
Out of Stock -
Cool photo sequence
of pilot crashing plane on purpose in New Ulm, MN. U.S.
Aviation - National Air Races in Cleveland including
photos of Gladys O'Donnell, S. Wittman, Frank Fuller
Jr., Rudy and Greve Kling, Count Otto Hagenburg (who
crashed), parachutists, more. Jews celebrate their holiest
days. Georgia opens escape-proof prison, State prison
near Reidsville, marks beginning of end of the Chain
Gang. Prehistoric Giant sloth tracked to lair, paleontology,
Rampart Cave along Colorado River in Arizona, scientist
Jerome D. Laudermilk and Philip A. Munz. Doris Lee,
painter. Carole Lombard. Iowa Farm - "corn into
hogs" photo essay including photos of Charles Dewey
Woodruff farm, Howard L. Roach, Blanche Woodruff, Wilbert
Hoppenworth, . Tennis gold cup, Donald Budge and Anita
Lizana are champions, photos. . Modern Tintypes, street
photographers in New York City. New York City's mayoral
candidates, including LaGuardia. Gruesome photo of Edward
S. Roth killed while changing a flat tire. American
pilot Harold E. Dahl saved from execution by his innovative
wife. Dr. Urey Isolates heavy twin of Nitrogen. Hayride
party at Dunham Woods Inn outside Chicago, including
photos of Dud Kelly, Earl Hearn, Horton Conrad, George
Woodland, Nancy Knode, Peggy Sargent and others. Photo
of Ananias Schrock and family originally from Alabama
- belong to sect that forbids smiling. Nice photo of
starlet Jean Chatburn on an Indian motorcycle.
Good - $20
Aga Khan is elected President of the
League of Nations Assembly - many photos including his
son Sadruddin's first time on skis. Bradford Washburn
is first to climb Mt. Lucania, Yukon territory - great
photos, including airplane with skis. Mediterranean
patrolled for peace. Mr. Justice Black and the KKK.
Infantile paralysis closes Chicago schools. Miss America,
Bette Cooper of New Jersey - also many photos of Phyllis
Randall (Francis Paxton) of California. Hitler's brother
Alois opens a bar on Wittenberg Platz in Berlin. . Cream
of U.S. Biologists gathers at Woods Hole. Chiropodists
at Columbus convention, treat damaged feet, blame shoes,
includes early corrections of bunions (hammer toe).
Backstroke swimming champion Adolph Kiefer. How to dress
for football with Charles Ream of Ohio State University,
gives price of all pieces. Neat full page color Ethyl
(gas) ad with miner and mine processing plant. Full
page Johnson's Floor Wax ad with model train. Full page
Elgin watch ad that includes photos of football player
Harry Martin, University of Virginia. Song Pantomimes.
Photo of British cruiser "London" lying off
Venice. Photos of bombed and sinking ships in the Mediterranean,
including Campeador, Armuru, Viribus Unitis. Artist
Miguel Covarrubias in Bali. Great two page color 1938
Studebaker ad with yellow 4 door car. Freak photo of
spiral lightning (tornado of lightning) at Lake Maggiore,
Switzerland. Some chilling Nazi propaganda photos. Movie
"Stage door." Full page General Electric ad
including photos of Mrs. H. Schwartz of Detroit with
two sons, two-year-old Jackie Leary of West Hartford,
more. A party on Penikese Island with scientists from
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Life Magazine October 4, 1937 : Cover - 7:15 in a Legionnaire's home - Wallace Ramseyer's home at Fairbury, Illinois.
Very large American Legion feature.
New York Parade. Legion biography - 1919-1937. A typhoon
wrecks Hong Kong, photos of many wrecked ships including
S.S. An Lee, Van Heutsz, Asama Maru, Tymeric, Hong Peng,
Talamba. Union Pacific Railroad gets new president.
Pneumonia vaccine administered to the CCC. Roebling
amphibian for storm rescues. Movie - Victoria the Great.
Sport - the three Di Maggios make good, Joe DiMaggio,
Vincent DiMaggio, and Dominick DiMaggio baseball players.
3,000 antlers hang in Connaught's lodge. Very nice Hires
Root beer ad with hikers - full page. Humorous (from
today's point of view) full page Phoenix Mutual ad "Retire
at 55 on $200 a month." Interesting full page Listerine
ad for the treatment of dandruff, Pityrosporum ovale.
Very neat bunch of photos of the various uses (safe
and dangerous) hobos (dingbats) find for different railroad
cars, Dan O'Brien, King of the Hobos - includes the
most gruesome photo of Ray McArthur who was cut in two
beneath a train. Photo of Mrs. Caroline King, widow
of 1812 veteran. Feature - Wallace Ramseyer, legionnaire.
Lovely two page color 1938 Packard ad with blue Six
and red Eight. Rather astounding photo of Airplane ready
to crash over Scarborough Castle, pilot E. G. Hilton
and Owner Sherren both died. Photo of Ku Klux Klan in
First Methodist Protestant Church of Washington. Paul
Draper dances in Manhattan. Chattanooga Cotton Ball,
with William Lockhart Clayton and more. Cute photos
of baby William Donald Mason and a jar of jam.
Good - $28
Life Magazine October 11, 1937 : Cover - Chuck Williams (University of Southern California Football team).
French bombs rebuke employers. Army
gets new boeing bomber : the XB-15, the big brother
of the Flying Fortress.. Beautiful male athletes chosen,
Jacques Pasquet, Tino Chrisa, Andre Rolet. Hog callers.
Building of the Grand Coulee dam. Queen Mary sister
ship under construction, Cunard White star line. X-ray
photographs, some quite horrible including surgical
scissors left inside Mrs. A. R. Banks of Catoesa Oklahoma.
Lou Little explains football. Barkless dogs, Basenji.
Quarter page New Departure coaster brake ad for bicycles.
S.S. Vaterland, renamed Leviathan, sold for scrap metal,
lots of photos of fancy interior. Joe Kennedy starts
to build a new Merchant Marine, getting rid of old ships
from World War I. Photo of Freshman-Sophmore mud fight
at Los Angeles Junior College. Photo of freshmen at
Louisiana State University with shaved heads. New Queen's
General Hospital also has new art by William C. Palmer.
Actress Myrna Loy. Cute full page Squibb Dental Cream
ad with youth football theme, Billy C. Full page color
Arrow shirts ad with baseball theme. The Dionne Quintuplets.
Two page American Railroads ad with track repairman.
Sauerkraut festival in Forreston, Illinois. Launching
of the tanker ship Red Crown at Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Fair (Generally Good, but first two pages have water marked margins and red band on cover is faded) - $16
Life Magazine October 18, 1937 : Cover - Veils today and tonight (Janet MacLeod) by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Full page Diamond
Tires ad, even before they had traffic lights. A funny
series of photos showing how movie directors demo acting
for the actors. Full page Goodrich rubber ad with backyard
Polo, which looks like croquet. Roosevelt makes foreign
policy. Bishops in Cincinnati. The President's album.
$400,000,000 fur year, includes horrible photo of piled
white fox pelts with heads still attached. Golfer John
Montague, turns out to be fugitive La Verne Moore. Aerial
view of Yankee baseball stadium. The Episcopal Church
1529-1937. John L Lewis Jr. goes to Princeton. Justice
Black and cigarettes. Romans in Ethiopia - photo essay.
Veils in Manhattan - photo essay. Brain Waves. Life
of Charles F. Kettering, Part 1. John McCrady paints
Oxford, Mississippi. Brooklyn museum cleans painting
- Garden Scene by Pieter de Hooch removing later additions.
How to watch football. Brain waves, especially of mental
cases, includes Allen Davis, Dr. Hallowell Davis. Viceroy
throws a spear. It stops raining in Ethiopia and Italy
goes back to work. Movie doubles, including Eugene de
Verdi for Charlie Chaplin. Parties at Maisonette Russe
and El Morocco in New York. The Yacht Endeavour I is
lost at sea in a storm and found again, the second time!
Nice Aerial photos of Sydney, Australia, the famous
Sydney bridge (or one iteration of it) is already in
place. Nice full page Belle-Sharmeer stockings ad with
art by Shriver.
Good - $20
Fair (All Very Good, but cover has faint soil and a corner tear, no paper missing) - $12
Life Magazine October 25, 1937 : Cover - Hunting Spaniel biting an itch, photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Full page ad for Harvard Classic book series, how to
get rid of an inferiority complex. Photo of US Fleet
sailing out of San Pedro harbor for secret battle manuevers.
George M. Cohan mimics Franklin D. Roosevelt. A stay-down
strike by miners, in Coaldale, Pennsylvania, they stayed
down for seven days! Boos Beck of Seattle. Giant sues
for libel, Robert WAdlow of Alton, Illinois. Neat illustrated
story about Lord Tweedsmuir and his tour of Canada's
Northwest, includes aerial photos of a number of communities,
such as Aklavik, Ft. Smith, Tuktoyaktuk, others, natives
of Coppermine, more. Very nice two page color Cadillac
ad with LaSalle, Sixteen and Fleetwood. Clive Brook
meets an emergency. Tank on trip. Brady Gang's end in
Maine. With Canada's Governor general to the Arctic
ocean - photo essay, including eskimos. Feature on Danielle
Darrieux. Arctic bishop - photo essay. James Daugherty's
murals of America. World's biggest turbine. Mt. Vesuvius
blows a smoke ring, cool photo. Life of Charles
F. Kettering, part 2. How Spaniels are trained
to hunt. Movie of the week - Heidi, with Shirley Temple
(lots of photos). Veiled Prophet's Ball in St. Louis.
Good - $20
Full page color Hurff vegetable soup ad
with art of very big country family at supper. Iowa
State football game vs. Nebraska in Ames, Iowa - fans
photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt. Neat full page Quaker
State motor oil with group with broken down car in winter.
Stock markets crash from Coast to Coast. Champion milk
cows. Mainliner's end in Utah snow - United Air Lines
plane crashes on Hayden peak, gruesome photos. Harvard
Law School feature, includes great full page photo of
Barring Hesse Couglin and others. Japan beheads some
bandits. Foreign cars - mammoths and midgets, Delage,
Fiat Balilla, German Adler, French Panhard-Levassor
and others. . Negro stonecutter exhibits in Manhattan.
Sad case of Paul and Myra Reeves, Margaret Drennan.
The Hayden Planetarium - Four Ways the world may end.
. Nice full page color Coca-Cola ad with three kids
at soda counter, MHS bullhorn. Nice full page color
Diamond T truck ad, cool truck. Sport - Football feature,
great photos, also article on Ohio State football. Honors
for Man O'War race horse and his owner. Movie - Stand-In.
Milking a mouse - science. The Lunts laugh at Olympian
love - theatre. Party to listen to Benny Goodman and
his swing band. Nice color Chesterfield ad on back cover.
Horrible photos of a girl getting cut in half with a
circular saw, Great Lester magic act (in plain sight,
no box). Nice full page National Hotel Management NHM
ad with football theme.
Good - $20
Duke and Duchess of Windsor
turn from Germany to America. U.S. Steel gets new faces.
NY Sewage at Hell Gate. Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini.
Princeton freshmen. Night climbers of Cambridge, buildering.
Britain gets tough in Palestine. 3 great bombing planes
tested. Through Mt. Wilson's 100 inch telescope. Czechoslovakia.
200" telescope coming in 1940 to Mt. Palomar. Vampire
bat. Demand for the new zipper outruns the supply. Cute
photos of people who look like their pets. Interesting
full page Fisk tire ad with aerial stunt artist and
stunt pilots and two bi-wing planes. Full page Gripper
Fasteners ad (Scovill Manufacturing) with football player
Monk Meyer. Bad medicine leaves trail of dead patients,
including photos of Dr. Archie Calhoun, Lula Herrin,
Evelyn Sharbrough, in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Excellent
full page International trucks ad with lilac (yes, purple)
truck. 6 page advertisement for the Radio Corporation
of America. Insurrection at Narragansett race track.
Charades revived, "The Game." Six man football
teams are on the boom, photo from Nehawka, Nebraska.
Life goes to a corn husking party in Kent, Connecticut
Very Good - $35
Good - $25
Yorktown aircraft carrier, a big ship. Ships and planes
swell navy's budget, neat photos of first "Flying
Dreadnaught", a huge Sikorsky bomber plane. National
Horse Show and Excelsior Springs Mulesta mule show.
Twentieth Century Fox drama school, including Mary Frances
Gifford, Marjorie Weaver, Dixie Dunbar, Arlene Whalen
and others.. Artist Paul Sample. Bedauxes host the Duke
and Duchess of Windsor. Josef Hofmann, Pianist. Society
girls show legs. Joe Louis at Dude ranch, Murray's Overall
Dud Ranch, restricted to Negroes. Old cars seen on screen.
Sculptor Jacob Epstein. American housing, with George
Bradford family in Washington and Greenbelt. Rich Mrs.
Bates lives in squalid basement on relief in New York
City. Midland Michigan leads the way in private housing.
Field hockey - Rosemary vs. Low-Heywood. Endless rails
(welded) end track noise. Full page Bell & Howell
movie camera ad with little girl on sled. Lovely full
page color Toastmaster Toaster ad with Christmas theme.
University of Southern California shows Cheering section
pictures in stadium. Nice full page Bell Telephone and
Western Electric ad showing repair man. Movie "It's
Love I'm After" with Leslie Howard and Bette Davis.
Toy "China Clipper" airplane for Christmas.
Excellent - $38
Very Good - $28
Good - $18
Life Magazine November 22, 1937 : Cover - One year old baby, to celebrate Life's one year birthday, photo taken by H. Armstrong Roberts, may be a Roberts child.
page color Armstrong Linoleum Floors ad with view inside
the lovely Grauel's Market in Baltimore, mint green
food displays. Charming candid photo of little Barbara
Joanne Flemming, Allentown, Pennsylvania, also Jimmie
Washburn of Des Moines, Phyllis Dauda of Washinton D.C.
Joe Kennedy reports on the American Merchant marine,
they need more men, new ships. Neat photo of the Airacuda,
an experimental bi-motored fighter plane built by Bell
Aircraft Corporation of Buffalo. Full page photo of
Peggy Hepburn, Bennington College in Vermont. Caldwell
and Bourke-White look at Cotton country. Dy-Dee - most
popular doll in the world. Albania's Zog, his sisters
and his girl friend. Striking sailor sits down in a
river. Bennington - an experiment in progressive education
that works - photo essay, lots of named photos. French
are having their troubles in North Africa - photo essay.
Movie - the Hurricane, starring Dorothy Lamour and Jon
Hall. Madame Curie. M.I.T. wins dinghy races on Charles
river. Plaster model shows female anatomy. More crazy
hats. More on the war in China. Nice two page Association
of American Railroads ad. International Casino club
in New York.
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Life Magazine November 29, 1937 : Cover - United States capitol building. Supreme Court sits for a new portrait.
Full page 1938 Studebaker car ad featuring
WElls Fargo. Full page ad for Washington State apples,
includes photos of Shirley Joy Ellis, Ray Daughters,
Al Ulbrickson, Jack Medica (swimming champion), more.
Photos illustrations of various Red Cross health and
safety Don't, such as don't turn on light from the bathtub.
In the article about congress, photos include Mr. Walter
Uline (furniture maker) and one of his workers, Tobie
Tobias, Ira Chupp, Nappanee, Indiana, more. Different
pocketbooks - different furniture. Fanny Brice's Unhappy
married life. New York Communists celebrate in the Garden.
Minature rooms, like doll houses. Nice full page color
Coca-Cola ad with worker on his lunch break. Sun Yat-sen
statue put up; Vulcan statue raised again. Tuberculosis
- photo essay. Sport - Little Doane wins its big football
game, Crete, Nebraska, includes cheerleader Barbara
Winslade, Jande Adams, others. Science - first view
of measles virus. Greek freighter sinks off Cape Hatteras.
Rev. James I. Seder of Huntington, West Virginia - kidnapped,
then dies of pneumonia in coal mine. Roller skating
party in New York. Walter Wanger's movie "52nd
Street." A new sea to sea railroad in Persia, Iran.
A roller skate for charity party at Mecca Temple Casino
in New York. Nice series of photos of Willie Dodd, born
without arms, doing everyday things like putting on
his hat. Awesome Christmas Chestfield ad on back cover
- color, lady in white gown against red background.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20
Americans go hunting,
including photos of Fred Wiesbrock, ERsie Barnes, Herman
Liedel, Lloyd La Bign, Mrs. Clayton Buell, Joe Schnitzler
(paraplegic), Hunter's Shindig at Nahma Michigan, and
more. Cactus Jack Garner. Congresswoman vs. Cherry Trees.
Johnstown celebrates with Mrs. Knox. Hirohito reigns.
Full color Japanese war art. Earl Haig, general, new
statue. Stalin with daughter. Massacre in Haiti. Conquest
of Asis - photos and neat art! Ice skating. Six negro
debutantes : Glodine Marion Smith, Lorene Marjorie Brown,
Gladys Lee Carr, Gladys Lewis Powell, Hattie Ruth Green,
and Eddy Mae Johnson plus photos of other participants.
Full page color Firestone tire ad with Ab Jenkins, who
set 87 speed records. Photos of Hitler with German youth.
Photo of US Forest Service ranger with the bear Tom
Hollands shot. 8 page advertisement for Radio Corporation
of America. Duck hospital on Great Salt Lake, US Biological
Survey, including photos of E. R. Quartrup and D. R.
Coburn. Photos of railroad locomotive and cars being
cut into pieces to make guns.
Good - $20
Fair (All Good / Very Good, but cover is rubbed) - $9
Life Magazine December 13, 1937 : Cover - Southern Pacific train locomotive under repair in Sacramento shop, Billions of dollars and millions of men.
considers an increase in freight rates, article
of interest to train history buffs. Nice letter
to editor likening captions to photos, "as important
as a bridegroom is to a bride." Actually interesting
two page Bell Telephone System ad with all the presidents
of the company, photos, first jobs, first pay rate.
The palm prints of famous people, palm reading. President
Roosevelt calls for 3,000,000 Dream Houses (cost $3,000
to $6,000 each), great floor plan of one, exterior photos
of many, some interior photos, these are reasonably
sized homes unlike what it built today in 2007.Dr. Gustav
Eckstein and his canaries, birds. California's oldest
native son - ancient native American grave in Sacramento
valley. British army buys U.S. mules. Los Angeles landslide
in Elysian park. Biggest toy
train maker has biggest year - Lionel. Should
High Schools become Trade schools? Black Haiti, Voodoo
- photo essay. Movie - Snow White, two pages are in
delightful color. Science and Industry - Antiaircraft
guns, great photos. Very nice full page color International
Trucks ad with yellow Kingan's Reliable Hams and Bacon
truck. A brutal stage murder in "Of Men and Men"
with Claire Luce, Broderick Crawford, Wallace Ford and
more. Full page color DeSoto car ad with Alice Faye
in a red car. Very nice full page color Fisher car body
ad (Unisteel turret top) with ski theme, well done.
Party with New York socialite Cynthia (a mannequin).
Full page Grippers gold ad with Ralph Buldahl and Sam
Snead. Small photos and letter on the coolest car! -
the cabin sedan by Arthur S. Thompson, top lifts up
Very Good - $68
Good - $58
Life Magazine December 20, 1937 : Cover - Hope Chandler (now Hope Hearst), prettiest girl in Paradise (feature inside).
Candid photo of various Hollywood writers in the throes
of writing. Pneumonia - new serums, animal experimentation,
includes photos of John Forrest (Harlem postal clerk).
The Kennedy family - 9 children and $9,000,000. Plane
manufacturers close best year, photos include odd looking
Grumman amphibians J2F-1 plane, Douglas DC-3, more.
Movie - Tovarich, starring Claudette Colbert and Charles
Boyer. Some art from the Carnegie show in color, including
"The Burial" by Czeslaw Wdowiszewski (full
page, framable), Pyke Koch, Robert D. Greenham, Eugene
Speicher, and more. Holiday parties with Big Apple -
a dance, article includes named photos of other dance
moves, too. Comedienne Ed Wynn's "Hooray for What!"
Charleston restores first U.S. theatre. Ace Speed flier
Rudy Kling dies in plane crash in Miami. Riverside Church
in New York - Photo essay. Feast for Wines of Burgundy,
includes table with whole suckling pigs on it. Move
- Tovarich. Deanna Durbin is 15. Super full page photo
of Private Fred Davis. Another gross fox hunting photo,
Hampshire Hunt. Humorous photos of weird midwest hats.
Party for Hollywood children to raise money for Spanish
Good - $20
Life Magazine December 27, 1937 : Cover - The Frick collection, the portrait of La Comtesse P'Haussonville.
Sinking of the
US Navy gunboat the Panay by accident. Trek to Northwest
Territory 1787-1937. New Hudson River tunnel is opened.
Mitzi Green at 17 in color. Esme O'Brien at 17 in color.
A day in the life of a New York debutante. Detroit's
WXYZ wins award. Christmas in Naziland. Christmas in
Quintupletland. Science - Television, a successful headache.
Frick Collection. Party at a Fireman's Ball in New York
City. Mexico's first execution of a murderer in a decade
- photos, Carlos Garcia Martinez. Edward Weston's western
photos. Max Schmeling defeats Harry Thomas by technical
knockout, boxing. Convicts at South Carolina State prison
kill guard in attempted jail break. Building of the
Lincoln Tunnel (New Jersey to New York City under Hudson
river). Sound stages and ongoing movies in Hollywood
- neat article on how the sets are done. International
Ladies Garment Workers union goes into show business
with a musical revue.
Very Good - $30
Good - $20