Signature. Frank LESLIE.
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Wood engraver turned publisher whose Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper revolutionized and popularized newspapers with its numerous engraved illustrations, bringing home graphic Civil War coverage. Uncommon large "Faithfully Yours / Frank Leslie" on a heavy stock 3 3/4" X 2¼" card, n.p., n.d. Very good. Accompanied by an unsigned item from his wife, Miriam Florence Leslie, the "Empress of Journalism" (1836-1914), who successfully managed his publishing empire after his death -- even having her name legally changed to Frank Leslie in 1882! Unsigned AN, 1p, 3½" X 2¼", n.p., n.d. Near fine. Heavy stock black-bordered calling card reading "Mrs. Frank Leslie" in a dainty Gothic script, below which she pens her address ("37 Queen Anne St / Cavendish Square"), large and bold. An unusual pair of items from this pioneering publishing pair. Item #22663

Price: $150.00

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