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A "notable Jew"... The original Baby Ruth... Cleveland's inauguration...



Item # 635613

March 16, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 16, 1893 

* Adolph L. Sanger - Jewish
* Grover Cleveland inauguration
* "Baby Ruth" - candy bar fame


Of special interest is installment #6 of "Notable Jews - Adolph L. Sanger" which also includes a photograph of him. This is a series which ran in Leslie's for much of the year (others available: inquire).
Also of interest is a full page with 5 prints of: "The Cleveland Party Leaving Lakewood, New Jersey, For the White House" which includes a rare print of "The Cleveland Family" including Baby Ruth. This is the person for whom the "Baby Ruth" candy bar was named, not Babe Ruth the famous baseball star.
As an historical footnote, the Curtis Candy Co. claimed that their candy bar was named for Ruth Cleveland, eldest daughter of the President. Newspapers and the American public paid close attention to "Baby Ruth" after her father returned to the White house in 1893 for his second term as president, but the Clevelands fiercely protected their daughter's privacy & refused repeated requests by American newspapers to take her photograph. Few Americans ever knew what 'Baby Ruth' looked like. So it's curious that her likeness appeared in this popular illustrated newspaper. Perhaps this is one of just a few published images of her as a child.
The centerfold is a nice pictorial of: "The Inauguration of Grover Cleveland as President of the United States" which includes 17 photos.
Sixteen pages, great condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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