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Atlantic Monthly 1857

The Atlantic Monthly was created in 1857 by Moses Dresser Phillips with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Boston. The first issue came in November of that same year, and the early magazine would feature poems and serialized…
Front Page of the Chicago American, January 22, 1904

The Chicago American was a Chicago newspaper that was printed from 1900-1939. The paper would change its name in 1939 to the Chicago Herald-American, which at one point employed future president John F. Kennedy, in 1953 back to the Chicago American,…
A Daily Paper for One Cent a Day: The Chicago Daily News

The Chicago Daily News was created on Christmas of 1875 by Melville E. Stone. The paper was so promising, it was bought by Victor Fremont Larson in 1876, while still retaining Stone as editor. The paper cost one-cent. After experimenting with raido…
Postcard - Chicago Record-Herald Building - Tinted - 1908

The Chicago Record-Herald is the result of a merger between the Chicago Record and the Times-Herald. Times-Herald owner, H. H. Kohlsaat, bought the Chicago Record from Chicago Daily News publisher Victor Fremont Lawson in 1901. Kohlsaat named the…

The Chicago Chronicle was organized fill the spot of a democratic daily newspaper when the Times-Herald announced that it would conduct itself as a republican newspaper. The Chronicle was financed by John R. Walsh, published by Horatio W. Seymour,…

Published by The Century Company of New York City,The Century Magazinebegan as an evangelical Christian publication. Before merging withThe Forum,The Century Magazine had become one of the largest publications of the 19th cenutry. It was most famous…
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The Ladies' Home Journalgrew out of a column devoted to women's issues in the Tribune and Farmer written by Louise Knapp, who was the wife of the publisher Cyrus H. K, Curtis. Knapp was the magazine's first editor, serving from 1883-1889, when Edward…
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Co-founded by S. S. McClure and John Sanborn Philips,McClure's Magazine was most known for its investigative journalism, or "muckraking", as well as serialized novels. Published muchracking journalists include Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, and…
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The Outlookwas one of the top ranking magazines at the beginning of the 20th century. Booker T. Washington contributed autobiographical pieces to the magazine which he combined to formUp from Slaveryin 1901. The magazine merged withThe Independent in…

Founded by Henry Dutton and James Wentworth, The Transcript has been compared to The New York Times in terms of quality and reliability. It contained many works of poetry during its publication, as well as valuable geneological information.
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Official magazine of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

The American Magazine was published by the Phillips Publishing Company in New York City.

The first literary magazine published in the United States, running from 1815-1940.
Cover,Charities and the Commons, January 2, 1909

Originally known as Charities and the Commons, The Survey Graphic was formed originally to help charities give and receive information and advice, as well as a review of local and general philanthropy.
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Established in 1895, the Metropolitan Magazinecovered the New York City theater scene. In 1902, the magazine came under new ownership, and in the 1910s it covered literature and politics. Under the leadership of Melville E. Stone Jr., the publication…
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The Chicago Daily Tribune, founded in 1847, is the most well-read and influential Chicago daily newspaper. Under editor and co-owner Joseph Medill, the Tribune became known as a Republican paper that supported Abraham Lincoln and emancipation. After…

The Saturday Evening Postwas part of Curtis Publishing Company, founded in 1891 by Cyrus H. K. Curtis. The company also published the Ladies' Home Journaland other popular magazines of the early twentieth century.

Founded in 1869 under the name The Metropolitan Monthly, this American women's magazine became The Delineator in 1875. The magazine was published monthly in New York City. It primarily consisted of clothing patterns, fashion, photos and drawings of…

The Appeal to Reason was a weekly left-wing publication in the American Midwest. After the Socialist Party of America was established in 1901, the newspaper became entirely based on socialist ideals. It was the largest-circulation socialist newspaper…

One of the oldest continuously running magazines, The Public Ledger was first published in 1760, and originally established by John Newbery. Today, it provides analysis and prices for agricultural products, but originally it included social and…