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Item # 153017 THE TOMAHAWK, "Saturday Journal of Satire", London, England, 1868. Info on the "NCSE" website notes: "This title first appeared 11 May 1867, being a weekly paper by Arthur W. aBeckett, and lasting only through 1870. The title ‘Tomahawk’ was borrowed from William Makepeace Thackeray, the novelist, satirist, illustrator and editor whose spirit so influenced the men behind Tomahawk; his 1852 novel "Men’s Lives" describes a journal editor who is known in particular for his savage ‘slasher journalism’, which gives a good indication of the type of sharply barbed, satirical analysis à Beckett sought for his new venture. The image of a tomahawk hatchet, ready to scalp the politicians of the day, became the symbolic mascot for this comic journal."
See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown. Some marginal tears, light browning, 10 pages. 11"x9".

Category: Post-Civil War