Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.

- Eugene O'neil

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Apes of Devil's Island!

I am excited to share my vintage thingy find, for today!  A couple days ago - I was perusing Craigslist's 'free' section - and there was an ad for 'a few vintage argosy magazines, dated in the early 1920s.'  Sight unseen, I hopped on that - and was lucky enough to be the first respondent.

What fun!  It turns out I am now the proud owner of all of these:

Here's a little more about the magazine:  Argosy was generally considered to be the first American pulp magazine. The first issue was published on December 2, 1882, and was eight pages, cost five cents, and included the first installments of serialized stories by Horatio Alger, Jr. and Edward S. Ellis.  In 1920, All-Story Weekly was merged into The Argosy, resulting in a new title, Argosy All-Story Weekly.  The final issue of the original magazine was published in November 1978.

The pages are yellowed and very brittle, still I am looking forward to delving into a few stories.  Who can resist the very first pulp fiction?  Besides - could you pass by a story title like this one:

I didn't think so.

If you would like to see additional entries, or blog about some vintage goodness yourself - check out Colorado Lady's blog - here:

Have a great Thursday everyone!  Friday is almost here...


Coloradolady said...

What an amazing find on craigslist! I love the colors, so nice. I might have passed on that, but you really found a treasure there and free...can't beat that! Have a great VTT and thanks for sharing the great graphics and books with us, I bet the stories will be great!

Unknown said...

An awesome find for sure! Have fun going through those! :)


Ulla said...

Have fun with your find!

LV said...

You really did well on your finds for today's VTT. I love reading and I am sure these will tell some great history. You were lucky to get them.

viridian said...

Interesting! happy VTT.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

How fun, what a wonderful find! I love old magazines. And free too, good gosh. Enjoy!

Happy VTT,

Unknown said...

A terrific is always a treat :)


Postcardy said...

Free is a good price! Now I am curious about "The Apes of Devil's Island."

Unknown said...

Well those are cool :) You'll love reading through all those stories!


Michelle said...

What a fabulous and interesting find!