Life Magazine – August 21, 1884 (# 86) – Railroads
Cover : Pushing a “Little Rock” (the railroads) up an endless hill to the White House, Sisyphus’s endless task, art by W. A. Rogers.
– 2/3 page artwork by Alfred Laurens Brennan with an unusual variant on his signature, ABrennan plus Winged horse with B, Our youthful poet on his birthday.
– Two page centerspread art by Harry McVickar, In and about the summer hotel.
– Some current events include : Adolphus Greely is rescued from Ellesmere Island in the Arctic by the ships Thetis, Bear and Alert, A failed attempt to get to the North Pole that lasted three years and resulted in many deaths.
– And many more smaller artworks, cartoon art, and ads … a very entertaining vintage publication!