Curtis publishing companyVariant names
Publishing firm specializing in periodicals, including Ladies' Home Journal, Saturday Evening Post, and Country Gentleman, founded by Cyrus H.K. Curtis (1850-1933).
From the description of Curtis Publishing Company records, circa 1887-1960. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155905462
Cyrus H. Curtis, a pioneer of modern magazine publishing in the United States, established the Curtis Publishing Company in 1891 in Philadelphia. Prior to this, Cyrus Curtis started his career by publishing a local weekly in Portland, Oregon, until a fire destroyed the plant. He later moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he started to publish The People's Ledger magazine. He continued to publish the magazine after he moved to Philadelphia in 1876. The Curtis Publishing Company became one of the most influential publishing companies in the United States during the early 20th century, having published Ladies Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, Holiday, The American Home, Jack & Jill, and Country Gentleman.
From the description of Curtis Publishing Company records, ca. 1891- ca. 1968. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 419517916
The Curtis Publishing Company was organized by Cyrus H. K. Curtis in Philadelphia in June 1891. Curtis had published the Ladies' Home Journal since 1883. He purchased the Saturday Evening Post in 1897 and The County Gentleman in 1911.
From the description of Records, 1912-1920. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122573140
Curtis Publishing Company was founded by Cyrus H. Curtis in 1890. Curtis started a weekly magazine in Boston, The people's ledger in 1872 and moved the paper to Philadelphia in 1876. He sold it in 1878 and began a farm family paper, Tribune and farmer (1878-1885), the following year. The ladies' home journal became a paper in its own right in 1883, having grown out of the women's section of the Tribune. The circulation of the Journal grew to 1 million in 10 years.
In 1897, Curtis bought the Saturday evening post for $1,000 and sales rose from 2,000 copies to 2.7 million in 1911. Curtis acquired the Country gentleman in 1911. He also entered the newspaper field but this venture proved unsuccessful. Curtis was also interested in music and donated substanially to its development in Philadelphia.
From the description of Letters, 1920-1922. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122525988
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