The 19th Century was a prolific time for magazine publishing and produced some of the finest periodicals and journal publications in American history. These vintage magazines like Harper's Weekly , The Century Magazine, The Illustrated American and Scientific American, were rich in content and illustrations and are now used as a primary source for research articles on life in the 1800's.
Studying these old magazine articles gives you a real sense of 19th Century history as it was unfolding. There is a richness in quality and depth in the content of these periodicals which far surpasses most of the mass media publications of today.
At Pages from the Past, we take pride in offering these unique vintage magazine and journal articles for your enjoyment. Take your time and browse our excellent selection of research articles and the wonderful illustrations from that era. Our collection grows daily, so bookmark our site and visit us often!
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Here is a partial list of some of the predominate periodicals from the mid to late nineteenth century:
- The American Missionary (1878-1901)
- American Agriculturist (1844-1894)
- The Atlantic Monthly (1857-1901)
- The Century (1881-1930)
- Collier's Weekly (1888-1956)
- Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly (1876-1905)
- The Galaxy (1866-1878)
- Garden and Forrest (1888-1897)
- Gleason's / Ballou's Pictorial (1850-1859)
- Harpers New Monthly (1850-1899)
- Harper's Weekly (1857-1916)
- Illustrated American (1890-1898)
- The Living Age (1844-1900)
- McClure's (1893-1922)
- Munsey's Magazine (1891-1929)
- The New England Magazine (1889-1915)
- The North American Review (1815-1900)
- Peterson's Magazine (1896-1925)
- Puck (1877-1918)
- Putnam's Monthly (1853-1910)
- Scientific American (1845-1930)
- Scribners Monthly (1870-1881)
- Youths Companion (1827-1929)
A excellent resource for 19th century magazines and periodicals is The Nineteenth Century in Print: This collection presents twenty-three popular periodicals digitized by Cornell University Library and the Preservation Reformatting Division of the Library of Congress.