The Philadelphia Press, Civil War Issues

Date: 1861 - 1865
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Item Description:

These newspapers have eight pages each (counting each full printed side of text). You will receive one random issue dated between 1861 and 1865.

The Philadelphia Press, often referred to simply as "The Press," was a notable newspaper published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded by John Weiss Forney on August 1, 1857, and continued its publication until October 1, 1920. Charles Emory Smith played a pivotal role in the paper's history, serving as its editor and owning a stake from 1880 until his passing in 1908. In 1920, the newspaper was acquired by Cyrus H. K. Curtis, who subsequently merged The Philadelphia Press into the Public Ledger. The paper is also remembered for its serialized publications, including Stephen Crane's 1895 novel "The Red Badge of Courage" in 1894 and Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Black Arrow" in 1888. The latter was initially titled "The Outlaws of Tunstall Forest" and featured illustrations by Alfred Brennan.

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