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Century Magazine
The Century Magazine was first published in the United States in 1881 by The Century Company of New York City. It was the successor of Scribner's Monthly Magazine and ceased publication in 1930. While remaining extremely influential and well-regarded among the American elite, the popularity of The Century began to decline in the 1890s and would never regain the prominence it had as the leading American periodical of the late nineteenth century. By 1900, it had about 125,000 subscribers, half of the circulation it had in the 1880s. The Century suffered due to competition from other cheaper magazines, many of which Gilder and his staff considered vulgar.

Current History Magazine
Current History is the oldest United States-based publication devoted exclusively to contemporary world affairs. The magazine was founded in 1914 by George Washington Ochs Oakes, brother of New York Times publisher Adolph Ochs, in order to provide detailed coverage of World War I. Current History was published by The New York Times Company from its founding until 1936. Shortly after Current History began publishing in 1914, its editor, Ochs Oakes, decided that a magazine recording “history in the making” should maintain as regular contributors a group of historians and social scientists. He enlisted the help of a Harvard historian, Albert Bushnell Hart, in organizing the journal’s initial group of contributing editors.

The World's Work Magazine
World's Work (1900–1932) was a monthly magazine which celebrated the American way of life[further explanation needed] and its expanded role on the world stage. It was founded in 1900 and edited by Walter Hines Page until 1913 when his son Arthur W. Page became the editor. In 1932 it was purchased by and merged into the journal Review of Reviews. World's Work Magazine was published by Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, New York. This Magazine contains 112 pages of many different stories with a feature story on German Submarines including many photos. There are a lot of vintage ads from food to automobiles in the general interest magazine.

Illustrated World Magazine
The Technical World Magazine
A 1920's version of magazines such as Popular Science, Popular Mechanics and others, Illustrated World provided brief articles about inventions, ideas, gadgets, things, and how to guides.

 

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