1885 Cover LIFE Theater Auntie Lady Spectacle Tickets - ORIGINAL LF2


This is an original 1885 black and white cover for LIFE magazine featuring a cartoon of two women not enjoying the show at the local theater. This November 12, 1885 cover is intricately designed with the classic LIFE motifs of cherub babies, an old angel playing violin, and the plaques reading society, literature, politics, and drama-- illustrated by J. A. Mitchell.


This 126+ year old Item is rated Very Fine / Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. This cover has some light writing in the margins and general light blemishes throughout which is common for magazine covers of this age.

  • Product Type: Original Cover; Black & White / Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine / Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 10.5 inches; 20 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)