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    JANUARY  2019

COVERS & PAGES 32. 1800 -1899
19TH CENTURY MAGAZINES

Welcome to the nineteenth century. This version of our Covers & Pages section highlights the magazines started in the years 1800 - 1899. We present here six of the most exciting magazines of that century. Graphics and visuals had to take a back seat to text in the first three quarters of the century. The prevailing technology did not allow for a great deal of images- photographs or art- for most of those years. It was not until around the  1880s that graphics became prevalent in periodicals. For most of the century, magazines were basically newspapers, with tabloid formats. Of the six magazines we show here, only one was started in the early years of the century- the Saturday Evening Post. But graphics quickly became dominant in magazines of the last years of the 1800s, as the dates on the samples shown here will illustrate. These six examples of 19th century publishing were quite visually exciting. Check them out.

﷯ THE BOOKMAN.US.1895FEB-1933MAR. The Bookman was a monthly "illustrated literary journal", founded by Frank Howard Dodd of the book publishers Dodd,Mead, and Company. The Bookman was all about current American literature. It's first few years saw very little graphics. The text presented news and articles about publishers and writers, book reviews, fiction and poetry samples. According to Frank L. Mott in his A History of American Magazines, it was the Bookman which introduced the concept of "best-seller" to the American public and the bookselling trade. Gradually, the graphics began to match the literary importance of The Bookman.

BOOKMAN,THE.013.1898DEC.P.282-283.J.J.TISSOT

BOOKMAN,THE.001.c1890

 

BOOKMAN,THE.023.1898DEC.P.305.

THE BROTHERS RHEAD

BOOKMAN,THE.067.1899FEB.P.546.MAXFIELD PARRISH

BOOKMAN,THE.018.1898OCT.P.184

BOOKMAN,THE.025.1899JAN.P.410. GELETT BURGESS?

BOOKMAN,THE.070.1910AUG.P.578.

EMIL DOEPLER

BOOKMAN,THE.022.1898DEC.P.304.

PERCY J. BILLINGHURST

BOOKMAN,THE.058.1899JAN.P.437.

WILL H.LOW

BOOKMAN,THE.032.1898DEC.P.282

BOOKMAN,THE.054.1899JAN.P.433.

ELIHU VEDDER

BOOKMAN,THE.017.1895APR.P.160.

AUBREY BEARDSLEY

BOOKMAN,THE.066.1899FEB.P.545.

LOUIS RHEAD

BOOKMAN,THE.071.1910NOV.P.236. PHOTO OF KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN

 

BOOKMAN,THE.068.1899FEB.P.547.

WILL BRADLEY

BOOKMAN,THE.027.1899JAN.P.442.

PORTRAIT OF LECONTE DE LISLE BY VERLAINE (TOP)BOOKMAN,THE.065.1899FEB.P.544.

SELF-PORTRAIT. EDWARD PENFIELD

(BOTTOM)

 

 

BOOKMAN,THE.076.1912JAN.P.464. PHOTO OF HOWARD PYLE

BOOKMAN,THE.074.1911JUL.P.561.

JOHN EDWIN JACKSON

BOOKMAN,THE.024.1898DEC.P.347.

GILBERT JAMES

﷯ THE CENTURY.US.1881NOV-1930MAY. The Century was another monthly literary magazine. Unlike The Bookman, The Century presented more of an emphasis on religion and history. Begun as Scribner's, The Century was a very popular magazine in its first few decades. Considered by some to be the leading American periodical of the late 19th century, its influence began to wane, however, in the 1900s. At its best, The Century was an intelligent, sophisticated magazine with superb graphics. Visually, it represented the best of the latter years of the 19th century.

CENTURY,THE.001.1884DEC.

ELIHU VEDDER

CENTURY,THE.1883NOV.P20.

ART-WINSLOW HOMER

CENTURY,THE.008.1882.v24-378.

PORTRAIT OF GEORGE STEERS

CENTURY,THE.1884MAR.P848.

PINES OF RAVENNA

CENTURY,THE.1881NOV.P224.LIFE-MASK PORTRAIT OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

CENTURY,THE.006.1881NOV.

PHOTOGRAVURE BY GOUPIL & CO.

CENTURY,THE.US.1895NOV.P2.TITIAN

CENTURY,THE.1884SEP.P728.

PORTRAIT OF EMILE LITTRE

CENTURY,THE.1883NOV.P73.

PORTRAIT OF QUEEN VICTORIA

CENTURY,THE.1884JUL.P496.

PORTRAIT OF SAM HOUSTON

CENTURY,THE.1895NOV.P656-657.POEM BY E.C. STEDMAN

CENTURY,THE.1884AUG.P485-6.A GLANCE AT BRITISH WILD FLOWERS.ART - ALFRED PARSONS

CENTURY,THE.1895NOV.P132.ELEONORA DUSE PORTRAIT ART BY ERIC PAPE

CENTURY,THE.1895NOV.P91.

WERNER ZEHME

CENTURY,THE.1881NOV.P25.GENERAL PRIM PORTRAIT ART BY REGNAULT

﷯ THE CHAP-BOOK.US.1894MAY15-1898JUL01. The Chap-Book was a very popular semi-monthly started by two Harvard students- Herbert Stone and Ingalls Kimball. A small format magazine, the Chap-Book measured only four and a half by seven and a half inches.(It was enlarged in 1897.) It's size, graphics, and quality of printing influenced many magazines for years. The typography was directed by Frederick W. Goudy. The art work was provided by some of the most popular illustrators, including Will Bradley. The posters printed to advertise the Chap-Book were very popular at the time, and are still admired and cherished. The Chap-Book was a very exciting little magazine.

CHAPBOOK,THE.008.1895NOV.

POSTER#8.WILL BRADLEY

CHAP BOOK.018.1894MAY15v1#1. CONTENTS.P1

CHAP BOOK.019.1894MAY15.ARTICLE ON AUBREY BEARDSLEY.P155.

PHOTO OF BEARDSLEY-W.I.HAWKES.ART-AUBREY BEARDSLEY

CHAP BOOK.038. 1895JUN01.P64.F.H.-               FRANK HAZENPLUG.

CHAP BOOK.036. 1894NOV01. P330. PHOTO PORTRAIT OF GILBERT PARKER,POET

CHAP BOOK.052.1896AUG15. THE CHANTEUSE.P298.

ART-A.E.BORIE

CHAP BOOK.039.1895SEP01. FICTION BY H.B.MARRIOTT WATSON-THE JUG AND THE BOTTLE. & GRAPHICS.P273

CHAP BOOK.062.1896OCT15.POEM. P508.ART-FRANK HAZENPLUG

CHAP BOOK.062.1896OCT15.POEM. P510.ART-FRANK HAZENPLUG

CHAP BOOK.062.1896OCT15.POEM. P511.ART-FRANK HAZENPLUG

CHAP BOOK.048.1896JUL15. COVER ART-

CLAUDE F. BRAGDON

CHAP BOOK.050.1896AUG01. COVER ART-

ARTIST UNKNOWN

CHAP BOOK.043.426&427.1895OCT15.A BALLAD OF AN ARTIST'S WIFE.P426&427.P426.ART-FRANK HAZENPLUG

CHAP BOOK.043.423.

1895v3#11. A BALLAD OF AN

ARTIST'S WIFE.P423.

FRANK HAZENPLUG

CHAP BOOK.33.1894AUG15.

LOWTIDE ON GRAND PRE. P200.DESIGN-

MARTIN MOWER

CHAP BOOK.059.1896OCT15.

SELF PORTRAIT.P479.ART-MAX BEERBOHM

CHAP BOOK.035.1894OCT15.

TEXT-THE PASSION FLOWER OF MAGDALA.P275

CHAP BOOK.010.1896MAR15

CHAP BOOK.034.1894SEP15.

P224.PHOTO OF WILLIAM SHARP BY FREDERICK HOLLYER

CHAP BOOK.037.1895MAY15.

P14.ART PORTRAIT OF EMILE ZOLA BYF.VALLOTTON (LEFT)

CHAP BOOK.044. 1895OCT15.v3#11. P441.ART-J.E.SOUTHALL

CHAP BOOK.042.

1895OCT01.P389.ART-DAWSON WATSON (ABOVE)

 ﷯ L'ECLIPSE.FRANCE.1868JAN26-1897DEC30. The Eclipse was a French weekly. L'Eclipse, starting out as La Lune, became an influence in French literature and politics. It's caricatures of prominent people, drawn by Andre Gill and others, were so influential, they prompted Napolean III to ban the magazine. If its satirical portraits look quite contemporary today, it is because Gill's drawings have been influencing illustrators since they were printed in the 19th century. L'Eclipse was an exciting part of French culture in the late 19th century. Check out these samples of its exciting graphics.

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.021.1868JUN14.#21.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.001.1868JAN 26.v1#1.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.002.1868FEB02.#2.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.044.1868NOV 22.#44BIS.PEPIN(E.GUILLAUMIN)

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.020.1868JUN 07.#20.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.031.1868AUG 23.#31.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.P14.SAHIB

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.1877JUL15.DETAIL FROM P22

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.043.1868NOV15.#43.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.065.1869APR 18.#65.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.105.1870JAN 23.#105.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.115.1870APR

03.#115.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.140.1871JUN.#140.ADRIEN MARIE

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.1876DEC24.DETAIL FROM P204

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.174.1872FEB25.#174.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.1871DEC03.P91.E.LADREYT

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.171.1872FEB

04.#171.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.183.1872APR

28.#183.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.1877OCT28

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.1869#91.P3

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.175.1872MAR03.#175.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.1876.P13.ETHEL MARS

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.190.1872JUN

16.#190.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.205.1872SEP 22.#205.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.238.1873MAY

18.#238.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.274.1874JAN

25.#274.ANDRE GILL

ECLIPSE,L'.FRANCE.3101874OCT04.#310.ANDRE GILL

﷯ JUGEND.GERMANY.1896JAN04-1940MAR25. As far as we're concerned, Jugend was the most exciting magazine of the 19th century. The layout and use of artwork for this German weekly was way ahead of its time. Its use of superb artwork combined with a new logo each issue made for a dramatic and surprising cover. The avant-garde use of changing text forms and type styles, combined with the best art nouveau illustrations of its time, gave Jugend its own design style- Jugendstil. Viewing the covers and pages of Jugend, you could easily believe that it was published a hundred years later. Jugend was an exciting magazine. Check it out.

JUGEND.GERMANY.090.1899APR29v4#18.ARTHUR HALMI

JUGEND.GERMANY.050/051.1896MAR21v1#12.P192/193.A.SCHMIDHAMMER

 

JUGEND.GERMANY.043.1896MAR07v1#10.P155.JOSSOT

JUGEND.GERMANY.059.1896APRv1#14.P217.J.BERCHTOLD

JUGEND.GERMANY.066.1896v1#15.P243.A.M. MUCHA

JUGEND.GERMANY.073.1896APR25v1#17.P289.O.SEITZ

JUGEND.GERMANY.037.1896v1#9.P137.KARL BAUER

JUGEND.GERMANY.020.1896JAN25v1#4.P58.E.LUGO

JUGEND.GERMANY.066.1896v1#15.P242.FIDUS

JUGEND.GERMANY.014.1896 MAYv1#1&2.P26.O.ECHMANN

JUGEND.GERMANY.034.1896v1#8.P124.C.SCHMIDT.HELMBRECHTS

JUGEND.GERMANY.021.1896JAN25v1#4.P60.FIDUS

JUGEND.GERMANY.076.1896MAY09v1#19.P301.P.W.KELLER-REUDINGEN

JUGEND.GERMANY.009.1896MAYv1#1&2.P13.

CHAPBOOK,THE.008.1895NOV.POSTER#8.WILL BRADLEY

CHAPBOOK,THE.008.1895NOV.POSTER#8.

WILL BRADLEY

CHAPBOOK,THE.008.1895NOV.POSTER#8.

WILL BRADLEY

JUGEND.GERMANY.1896MAY09.P298.R.EDDELBUTTEL

JUGEND.GERMANY.1896APR25.P268-269.A.WIMMER

CHAPBOOK,THE.008.1895NOV.POSTER#8.WILL BRADLEY

SATEVEPOST.1899OCT28.

F.X.LEYENDECKER.

 ﷯ THE SATURDAY EVENING POST. 1821AUG04-1969FEB08/1971- (2019). The Saturday Evening Post was the grandaddy of American Magazines. Its influence on American culture and publishing has been immense. For most of the 19th Century the Post was basically a tabloid with very little graphics. The last years of the century saw its basic layout becoming much more sophisticated. It used running department heads to distinguish its often used subjects, such as "Best Poems", "Public Occurances", "Book of the Week", etcetera. The Post acquired the art work of the country's best illustrators, and even began to use photography as editorial illustration. It is very easy to think of the Saturday Evening Post as having no design changes in its long life, but the fact is, it made fourteen design changes to its logo in the 19th Century. Because of its longevity, the Saturday Evening Post can easily be used as an example of the changes in graphics and editorial content in American magazines in the 19th and 20th centuries. Here are a few samples of the graphics of the first century of the Saturday Evening Post.

SATEVEPOST.1821SEP29.v1#9.LOGO1

SATEVEPOST.1822.APR27.v1#39.LOGO2

SATEVEPOST.1827JAN06.v6#284.LOGO3

SATEVEPOST.1829JAN03.LOGO4

SATEVEPOST.1831FEB12.ATKINSON'S.LOGO5

SATEVEPOST.1837OCT03.LOGO6

SATEVEPOST.1864JUL02.LOGO7

SATEVEPOST.1868AUG01.LOGO8

SATEVEPOST.1885MAY02.LOGO9

SATEVEPOST.1894DEC22(3#s).LOGO10

SATEVEPOST.1898MAR19.LOGO11

SATEVEPOST.1898APR02.LOGO12

SATEVEPOST.1898MAY28.LOGO13

SATEVEPOST.1899APR

15.HENRYHUTT.LOGO14

SATEVEPOST.1899MAY27

SATEVEPOST.1899JUL22

STEVEPOST.1899SEP30.first full color cover

SATEVEPOST.1899OCT07

SATEVEPOST.1899NOV11

SATEVEPOST.1899DEC30.WINFIELD S. LUKENS

SATEVEPOST.1827.JAN06.FIRST GRAPHICS?

SATEVEPOST.1894DEC22.COVER ART

SATEVEPOST.1835FEB21.PORTRAIT OF SIR ISAAC NEWTON

SATEVEPOST.1835JAN03

SATEVEPOST.1835JUN27

SATEVEPOST.1835MAR07

SATEVEPOST.1831SEP24.COVER ART

SATEVEPOST.1835JAN03.P4

SATEVEPOST.1860MAY05.COVER ART.CALDRMON

SATEVEPOST.1865DEC30

SATEVEPOST.1865JAN07.COVER ART

SATEVEPOST.1898JUL02.P14.

SATEVEPOST.1898DEC31.P429.F.X.LEYENDECKER

SATEVEPOST.1898JUN04.P13.J.C.LEYENDECKER(first J.C.L. for SATEVEPOST?)

SATEVEPOST.1898MAY28.P12.2

SATEVEPOST.1899JUN24.P822.V.H.DAVISSON

SATEVEPOST.1899JAN28.P493.GEORGE GIBBS

SATEVEPOST.1898AUG06.P96.BOOK OF THE WEEK. JOE KAY

SATEVEPOST.1899NOV11.P378.F.I.BENNETT

SATEVEPOST.1898JUL23.P64.BOOK OF THE WEEK

SATEVEPOST.1899OCT14.P276.F.I.BENNETT

SATEVEPOST.1898OCT29.WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES TWELVE

SATEVEPOST.1899DEC02.P464.JOHN CECIL CLAY

SATEVEPOST.1898JUN04.P14.FRANK X. LEYENDECKER

SATEVEPOST.1898MAY28.P14.FRANK X. LEYENDECKER

SATEVEPOST.1899OCT14.P277.F.I.BENNETT

SATEVEPOST.1899NOV11.P379.F.I.BENNETT

SATEVEPOST.1899JUN24.P823.W.H.DAVISSON

SATEVEPOST.1899DEC23.P539.HARRISON FISHER

SATEVEPOST.1899JUN24.P831.BOOKS & BOOKMEN

SATEVEPOST.1899JUN24.P831.

BOOKS & BOOKMEN

SATEVEPOST.

1898AUG06.P86.

FRANK McKERNAN

SATEVEPOST.

1898AUG17.COVER.

FRANK McKERNAN

SATEVEPOST.

1898MAY28.P5

SATEVEPOST.1898JUL23.P61.HENRY HUTT

SATEVEPOST.1898JUN18.P04

SATEVEPOST.1898JUL30.P69.

4 PHOTOS (LEFT,ABOVE,RIGHT)

"PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS" BY

MATHILDE WEIL

SATEVEPOST.1898OCT01.COVER.

HARRISON FISHER

SATEVEPOST.1899OCT28.P332.

HARRISON FISHER?

SATEVEPOST.1899DEC23.P525.J.C.LEYENDECKER

SATEVEPOST.1899DEC23.P530-532.ELIZABETH SHIPPEN GREEN

SATEVEPOST.1899DEC02.P464-465.

JOHN CECIL CLAY(TOP),GEORGE GIBBS(BOTTOM),WILL CRAWFORD(RIGHT)

SATEVEPOST.1898NOV19.P328.

B.MARTIN JUSTICE

SATEVEPOST.1899JAN28.P487.ART DETAIL.FRANK X. LEYENDECKER

SATEVEPOST.1898SEP17.P189.

J.C.LEYENDECKER

SATEVEPOST.1898MAY28.P13.1.

B.MARTIN JUSTICE

SATEVEPOST.1898JUL16.P45.J.C.LEYENDECKER

SATEVEPOST.1898JUN04.P6

SATEVEPOST.1898JUN04.P13.3.

J.C.LEYENDECKER (first J.C.L. for SATEVEPOST?)

SATEVEPOST.1899NOV25.P427.

WINFIELD S. LUKANS

SATEVEPOST.1899APR15.P670.C.D.WILLIAMS

SATEVEPOST.1899NOV25.P427.WINFIELD S. LUKANS

SATEVEPOST.1898APR16.COVER ART.A.B.WENZELL

SATEVEPOST.1899JAN07.P438.WILLIAMS