The Wasp News-Letter: A Weekly Journal of Illustration and Comment. Vol. L. No. 11. September 8, 1928.

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Original publisher's orange wrapper. Reprinted black and white illustration on front cover shows "'L'Imperatrice Eugenie Parmi ses Dames d'Honneur' by Francois-Xavier Winterhalter. 10 1/4" x 13 3/4." Twenty-three pages, complete. Black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Ex-library. "Dup California Section State Library" stamp in the top margin of the front cover. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Front cover is a bit loose from the rest of the publication but is still attached. The Wasp magazine was political and satirical magazine that ran from 1876-1941. It underwent several name changes; The Wasp, The Illustrated Wasp, The San Francisco Illustrated Wasp, The Wasp: The Illustrated Weekly of the Pacific Coast, The Wasp: A Journal of Illustration and Comment, The Wasp News-Letter: A Weekly Journal of Illustration and Comment, and San Francisco News-Letter Wasp. While it is known for its political bent, The Wasp also talks about subjects such as finance, drama, society, art, literature, and music. The following are some of the articles and features in this issue: "The Enchanted Circle of Monterey Peninsula," "Save California's Beauty," "The Scout: Fewer Marriages; More Divorces; Protect the Defenseless; Public Ownership? Nay! Nay!; Literary Circles Grieve [article about the passing of Lydia Houghton, the wife of writer William C. Morrow]; Tax Relief--Perhaps," "Through Her Lorgnette: British Admiral Here [Cyril Fuller]; Judge DeVries Here," "In Society," "Men and Women: [articles about Derrick Norman Lehmer and J. P. Morgan], "Art: At Legion Palace; Exhibitions Please; Bohemian Club Competition; New Art Gallery; Art at State Fair," "Things We Shouldn't Know: Pacific Edgewater Club; Cruelty [article advocating for the proper treatment of horses at rodeos]; Wolfsohn Concert Series," "The Book Leaf: The Poet's Circle; 'Stone Desert' and Others; Stanford Hindu's Book; New Fall Fiction; Colorful Career," "The Poets' Corner," "Hotel Topics," "Hints for Money-Makers: Chain Store Stocks; The Bumper Harvest Outlook; Bankers to Convene Here; Railway Returns Low," and "Music and Drama: Victor Norlinger--Casting Director; Grecian Drama Soon."