Life Magazine – December 8, 1887 (# 258) – Christmas
Cover : Blue and orange art by F. G. Attwood, Revels at the court of King Christmas.
– CHRISTMAS NUMBER (some interior color, extra thick issue)
– Artists and cartoonists include Alfred Brennan, Bellew, Woolf, Blash, J.A.M. (full page), J. H. Smith, Oliver Herford, Albert E. Sterner, Chip, and others.
– Full page interior title page with art by Stephen Van Schaick.
– Two page center spread art by H. McVickar, A Merry Christmas, a warning to lovers.
– Nice quarter page Bailey’s brush ad, illustrated.
– Small ad for the Modern Priscilla, publication for Ladies’ fancy work, knitting, crocheting.
– Full page illustrated United States Mutual Accident Association insurance ad, listing kinds of recent insurance claims such as horse bites.
– Grassletree’s Christmas crime, by William Henry Bishop, several pages long and copiously illustrated by Stephen Van Schaick.
– Many a homely, unattractive girl gets a husband on account of her Pa value.
– My maiden aunt, poem by Charles Henry Luders.
– How they will spend Christmas, e.g. Ferdinand Ward expects to be at home in Sing Sing all Christmas day.
– An open letter to the open-handed, from George C. Pauper.
– A chat with St. Nicholas, by Carlyle Smith.
– Hints on gifts (sarcastic as is all Life content).
– Nice ad for the Best Tonic, a concentrated liquid extract of Malt and Hops.
– Pages of new publications.
– Ad for Down quilts and Clothing, Booth & Fox.
– Half page ad for Lundborg’s Edenia cologne.
– And more.