Leslie's Photographic Review of the Great War

Cover of Leslie's Photographic Review of the Great War
Adoption Amount: $650
Category: Preserve for the Future
Location: National Museum of American History Library

Leslie's photographic review of the great war

By Edgar Allen Forbes. New York City: Leslie-Judge Company, [c1919].

Leslie's Weekly was an American illustrated literary and news magazine founded in 1852 and published until 1922. This special publication includes many photographs, illustrations, and stories culled from its coverage of World War I. It features a section written by General John J. Pershing about his own experiences during the War, and a reprinting of “Why America Entered the War,” an address delivered on April 2, 1917 by President Woodrow Wilson. With 2017 marking the 100th anniversary of U.S. active participation in World War I, this book offers a look back at one of the most significant events that shaped America and the world in the 20th century.

Condition and Treatment: 

This book has an early 20th century cloth publisher's binding. The army green front cover is stamped in black with the title and a decorative motif. The front gutter has a 10cm long tear. The corners of the boards are worn and some have areas of loss. The boards are barely attached by the spine lining. There is 4cm long tear on the next to last page. Conservators will remove the textblock from the case and clean and reline the spine. New endpapers will be attached to the textblock. The paper tear will be mended with Japanese paper. The tear to the case will be repaired with toned Japanese airplane linen and the corners will be consolidated. The textblock will then be placed back in the repaired cover.

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