story papers

Boys of New York #749, December 21, 1889, published by Frank Tousey.

THE ISSUE Extra: Millions Made in Story Papers, 1889

283 January 31, 1874, and referenced an 1889 article that discussed story paper circulation in that era.  A "story paper" is simply an illustrated weekly periodical that features fiction, in what we think of as a newspaper format.  The serials featured in story papers were often collected into complete stories called libraries, in a stapled-together[...]

The Issue: Street & Smith's 1875 Avengers of the Wasteland

THE ISSUE: Street & Smith's 1875 Avengers of the Wasteland

10 January 11, 1875 published by Street & SmithAt a glance, The Two Avengers; The Masked Robber of the Death Ranch in the January 11, 1875 issue of New York Weekly seems to be a typical example of a blood and thunder tale of masked frontier bandits that one might find in any number of story papers[...]

The Doctor Strange Of 1867

I bought this for cheap on a whim recently, because the image is so interesting, but it turned out to be far more fascinating than I thought it might be. This is Auguste Henri Jacob — "Jacob the Zouave" (as I understand it, meaning, a member of the French colonial light infantry corps, known for […]