1862 EXTREMELY RARE VANITY FAIR ~ HENRY RAYMOND FOUNDER OF THE NEW YORK TIMES

A TRULY RARE FIND. THIS WAS A SHORT LIVED PUBLICATION AND I WAS UNABLE TO FIND ANOTHER ONE LIKE IT!

WHAT I HAVE LISTED ARE THE ONLY ONES TO BE FOUND ONLINE FOR SALE!

DATED AUGUST 2nd 1862

COVER DEPICTS HENRY JARVIS RAYMOND THE CO-FOUNDER OF T HE NEW YORK TIMES (Ironically he is holding a New York times Newspaper)

Henry Jarvis Raymond (January 24, 1820 – June 18, 1869) was an American journalist and politician and co-founder of The New York Times with George Jones

ALSO CONTAINS CIVIL WAR AND SLAVERY TOPICS

Early review:The Fate of Humor in a Time of Civil and Cold War: Vanity Fair treatment of race and humor in Vanity Fair , an antebellum periodical that a number of the Pfaff's bohemians contributed to. Specifically, considers the irony that, "while the Bohemians associated with Vanity Fair gladly enlisted in the battle to free humanity from the shackles of social repression" they did not throw their support behind the abolitionist effort. Instead, the Civil War-era Vanity Fair was marked by pronounced racism towards African Americans, which it expressed through a variety of attempts at humor

Published by Louis H. Stephens a noted Humorist, cartoonist and caricaturist

8.5"x 11.25" 12pages (complete) New York

Several of the prints have the name Bobbett-Hooper
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