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Centennial Newspaper Exhibition, 1876 : a complete list of American newspapers, a statement of the industries, characteristics, population and location of towns in which they are published, also, a descriptive account of some of the great newspapers of the day

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mm -miFairmount Park, Philadelphia,TT. T(FOUNTAIN OPPOSITE S. GOV BUILDING.)AVE.,CENTENNIALExhibition,Newspaper;1876ivvA List AmericanComplete of Newspapers,A Statement the Characteristics, Populationof Industries,and Location Towns in which are ;of they published a/so,A account some the GreatDescriptive of Newspapersoftheof day,NEW YORK:COMPILED BY GEO. P. ROWELL & CO.,1876the(Licensed by Catalogue Co.)Entered to Act of in the 187(5.according Congress, year byGEO. P. KOWELL <fc (JO.,In the Office ot the Librarian of at I).Congress, C.Washington,"VTHEAT & CRUM &CORNETT, RlNGLER,JOB AND NEWSPAPER MANHATTANBOOK, ELECTROTVPK FOUNDRY,PRINTERS,iS SPEUCE N. Y. .3 NASSAU N. Y.STREET, STREET,PHEFACE.for tile celebration of the ofThe first American wasearly proposition century nationalityon no definite form. As the familiar with thebut it took ideapatriotic, people grewsimplywhich it has since assumed. Its formthis drifted into the seemedvagueness shape presentandas it utilized the world s selfishness made it eclat to the occasion. "Wethe best, giveand hereinvited all to exhibit their handiwork our millions ofpeoples products amongour and didcustomers and arid withconsumers, they accepted proposition come, bringingthem their inventions and their works.in allAll which have benefited mankind had their in man sages originfor comforts. As the forests fell before the axe of the andcivilization, pick shovel,longingaided the coal ...
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m m -m i Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, TT. T(FOUNTAIN OPPOSITE S. GOV BUILDING.)AVE., CENTENNIAL Exhibition,Newspaper ; 1876 i vv A List AmericanComplete of Newspapers, A Statement the Characteristics, Populationof Industries, and Location Towns in which are ;of they published a/so, A account some the GreatDescriptive of Newspapersof theof day, NEW YORK: COMPILED BY GEO. P. ROWELL & CO., 1876 the(Licensed by Catalogue Co.) Entered to Act of in the 187(5.according Congress, year by GEO. P. KOWELL <fc (JO., In the Office ot the Librarian of at I).Congress, C.Washington, "VTHEAT & CRUM &CORNETT, RlNGLER, JOB AND NEWSPAPER MANHATTANBOOK, ELECTROTVPK FOUNDRY,PRINTERS, iS SPEUCE N. Y. .3 NASSAU N. Y.STREET, STREET, PHEFACE. for tile celebration of the ofThe first American wasearly proposition century nationality on no definite form. As the familiar with thebut it took ideapatriotic, people grewsimply which it has since assumed. Its formthis drifted into the seemedvagueness shape present andas it utilized the world s selfishness made it eclat to the occasion. "Wethe best, give and hereinvited all to exhibit their handiwork our millions ofpeoples products among our and didcustomers and arid withconsumers, they accepted proposition come, bringing them their inventions and their works. in allAll which have benefited mankind had their in man sages origin for comforts. As the forests fell before the axe of the andcivilization, pick shovel,longing aided the coal from its beds where nature had stored it ofsteam, upheaved away cyclesby before as wheat fields the felled the invention of and ; replaced forests, steam-plowsages to the fruits of the earth as man craved intergarner appeared ;agricultural implements course with his fellow the world became a and thearound, correspondence necessity, light were laid under contribution to unite them and as civiDzation in; advanced, bringingnings its train a taste for luxuries unknown in ruder the earth and seas were randays, heavens, sacked the scientific and to it. The first of the world splodding gratify great Expositionby the extent towhich man had advanced in economics a of a industry simply developed quarter and incited other nations to emulate the. in their adventure. TheEnglishcentury ago, in other lands which followed testified to t lo same desii 3 ! .>; com displays rapidly, forts and luxuries and the latest the- same in tiic Y. estern ; this, Exposition, telling story is a memorial of the first which has over these UnitedHemisphere, fitting century passed States. In the various the Park at Fainnouut be seen the works ofdotting maybuildings from necessities of and taxedart and usefulness which the mankind, inventivesprang to their like theand mechanical to contributegenius knowledge enjoyment. Necessity, hand of our sent on itscentral which the President course,great engine, wheeling moving the all the extent of thnt has the wise men ofmachinery through huge hall, brought together " the world with their of and to them before the newofferings gold frankincense," lay dispen H?" hesation on will to men." Our mechanic; as wanders thepeace earth, good through corridors of the learn to estimate his works, b\ them withbuildings, may properly comparing lands.those of other While ftwas most and will be that the works of theproper profitable world s artificers and artists should be here the for abusy displayed, initiatory steps fitting of the extent and of the Press" were not taken untilrepresentation unity, progress long after the of the idea of a suitable commemoration of our Nation s natal Allinception day. that thePress is and useful, and it was believed to have with otheragree potential kept pace ofbut none it in its Its scientificindustries, thought specially exhibiting entirety. magazines the mental which fed the of our inventors ; its records of victoriessupplied pabulum genius andin mechanics and useful arts have others to effort its illustratedinspired experiment ; most theto citizen at moderate models ofjournals presented every prices buildings, tools, and whatever else was deemed desirable in this direction. It was inmachinery, elevating land as itsthis the standard of taste and work, and reflex the schools whichbuilding up abound in our As an evidence of what we have been without this instrucountry. might it hasbe well to to nations where the no existence. Inmentality, may point press Egypt is not onethere in the Arabic some few there are in French andpaper printed language ; but not for the of the ofGerman, and the rudeness work theEgyptians, general people testifies to the lack of instruction the of Track thepopular through power newspapers. around, and those lands will be found most civilizedand forward in toglobe highly catering their s comfort where the is free andmost On the banks ofpeople press plentiful, powerful. a lake Hallbeautiful between the and the United States buildingsglistening Machinery stands a modest andhouse, but little in small in extent, in it arecosting money yet gathered and in thisevery newspaper magazine published country. There arc hundred andthousand oneeight twenty-nine newspapers published regularly in the United States. The combined issues of all the ofother nations the earth do not equal PREFACE.iv An exhibition of a of each of all these thousands ofthis number. sample copy periodicals an idea of the of in thiswould importancehardly convey adequate journalism country, yet towards that end and that it would not beit would do ; believing tosomething- practical P. Rowell & in the ofmore, Messrs. Geo. Co., early 1875, addressed theattempt spring for iu the mainCentennial Commission, space thatmaking application building, estimating for volumes of two thousand each. Thisroom would be fifty pages was beforerequired and no beeuthe were organized, made to theirdepartments thoroughly response having the matter waited in until whenformal abeyance September, it wasapplication, again R. President of the audGeneral Hawley, Commission, an exhibitionbrought up by Joseph as set forth in the :was following correspondencefinally arranged, & New YorkGEO. P, ROWELL Co., City, PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17, 1875. time I made amemorandum that I must writeGentlemen: Some you anago concerning that wonderful feature in Americanof the American civilization. Itexhibit newspaper, exhibit of its the and itstome that an during conditionseems progress century present Could Americanbe from semiwould exceedingly interesting. every existing periodical How and where ?down to be shown ? Have scheme .in mind ?annual daily you any Can a ? Can come here and talk it over ?submit yonyou plan Respectfully yours, J. R. President U.HAWLEY, S. C. C. & NewGEO. P. ROWELL Co., York, PHILADELPHIA, 1875.Sept. 20, : I have read note of the 18th. allGentlemen your means thejust By develop project. * *a of the of 1776 and 187C.There to beought presentation periodical press Do not this matter. yours, JOSEPH R. HAWLEY.forget Hastily 41 Park NewGEO. P. RO\VELL, Row, York, PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 1875.15, * * *Did I answer letter ? I m not sure.Dear Sir: your I shall be for exhibition to be made. The Americanto see ought is aglad you, your newspaper peculiar of American andinstitution a feature education.special political general J. R. HAWLEY.Hastily yours. GEO. P. Nov. 1875.ROWELL, ESQ., PHILADELPHIA, 20, for in the International ExhibitionDear Sir.Your for a ofapplication space display in the United States has beenof before me for considsample copies every periodical placed that such an exhibition would beeration. It has been much more attractivesuggested very * *were * *and ifan outside for thatinteresting pavilion provided purpose. I most commend this to with the that the interestsuggestion you, hopecordially newspaper the will in such a which would be a distinctive feature ofof pavilion,country join providing ** * * "* the Exhibition. . Yours A. T. Director-General.GOSHORX,very respectfully, P. ROWELL. Jan. 1876.GEO. ESQ., PHILADELPHIA, 12th, * * * * : AVe have a number of similar. It is notDear Sir applications of this kind. Yours vervintention to othermy grant any privilege respectfully, A. T. Director-General.GOSHORN, FAIRMOUXT 1876.MR. GEO. P. ROWELL, PARK. PHILADELPHIA, for aud will send theDear Sir.I have made a new todesign your building, drawings W. J.in a few Yours Architect.you days. respectfully, SCHWARZMAXN, Jan. 1876.MESSRS. GEO. P. ROWELL & PHILADELPHIA, 15,Co., * * * * I called Mr. Schwarzmann sGentlemen.- attention to the sub transmit or the forof letter and he will to-dayject your yesterday, Monday yourplans advised of mI soon to be success theproposed building. hope very definitely your securing Exhibition. Yours very respectfully, A. T. Director-General.GOSHORN, GEO. P. EAIRMOUNT PARK, 1876.ROWELL, ESQ., PHILADELPHIA, Dear Sir : I sent Adams the for Theyou to-day by Express drawings your building. and construction remain the same. general arrangement Yours W. J. SCHWARZMANN.respectfully, GEO. P. ROWELL, 41 Park Jan. 1876.ESQ., Row, PHILADELPHIA, 29, Dear Sir : I am are ahead with work. It will be as distinctiveright glad you going your *#,-**and an American exhibit as we shall have on*theinteresting grounds. lours J. R. HAWLEY.truly, It was now decided to a much more than had first beenattempt comprehensive display of. Instead of a of a was to be allowed to exthought sample copy paper, every publisher hibit a file for several weeks or and in of bound in volumesmonths, place being up heavy andit was that should be made accessible, the exhibitionarranged every paper instantly thus forserve the additional of a monster room and anpurpose reading exchange newspaper P K E * A from a well knownMessrs, llowell & Co. received a communicationAbout this time the interests ofofNew who has devoted much time toC. Baker, York),printer (Peter Esq., as follows :the craft. He writes theand ornamental will, I believe,The very generally presentpamphlet,. job printers skillwork and of these beautiful ofbest imens of tlitheir ; productions typographicalspecimens many - himseli side ofadvances the is toward theAvill show what rapid printer making placing by the artist and engraver. " and Periodical Press to show that in thisBut what is the doing departmentNewspaper all other of the world ? I have not learned thatour nations yetcountry surpassesespecially made evidence of the of thehave been to immensitypositive arrangements give tangibleany and therefore I and earand interests of our respectfullynewspaper periodical country, very matter in andthat immediate be taken to take this charge,steps importantnestly suggest in the Uniteda which a of andby copy every newspaper periodical publishedprepare plan of the exhibition would !>e moreStates be collected and shown at the Centennial. No feature of our and makeeffective than this to show the world the general intelligence people, plain the of the success ofoursecret republican experiment." communications of a kindred tenor came from sources.Other unexpected A wasthus were andencouraged, plans perfected adopted. prominent positionBeing on Fountain Avenue.the Pavilion Director-General Goshornbyassigned Newspaper The above the exterior. The firstfollowing description appearedengraving represents in theNew York Sun of 14th :February " The of exhibition is an of files of eachplan partial newspaperalphabetical arrangement or in such a manner as makes them the devoted to eachperiodical instantly accessible, space a label with the name of the thereon, and furtherbearing publication designated byprinted a means ofwhich a reference to his is able at once tonumber, by upon catalogue,stranger, the section of the where the which he desires to examineapproach journalbuilding particular or refer to be found.may " The cases these files form alcoves similar to those in libraries for thecontaining public of these one on each side of thebooks, alcoves tiers, building,arrangement forming long its entire a of the between reserved for the accomlength,throughout portion space being modation of a for the feet in extendattendants, public eighteen width,leaving passage-way from one end of the structure to the other.ing " The second four of is devoted to rooms for thestairs, readingstory, approached by flights accommodation more of men. and with conveniences for cor especially newspaper supplied respondents. A better of the interior architecture be obtained frojn the writ-followingimpression may PREFACE. of theten after an examination the corplans by GAR, accomplished (lint decidedly critical) in its issue of :of the New York Times, 20threspondent February " and neat. It has a ofThe is of timber -with a widthbuilding very length sixty-seven feet, and a total of feet. From theof exterior it to boforty-six feet, height thirty-three appears of the is onein two but the centre and is a finestories, building only story, very chamber, with andample light space. The whole is witharranged that andprecision mastery over details which have for ^fr. Rowell hisgained as a business man.celebrity The alcoves arc fairly lighted windowswhichby theoccupy entire betweenspace them, so that there is no difficulty in the wished-forobtaining file ifthe directions furnished are followed. The ofheight the side chambers where these alcoves arc isplaced and over them arceight feet, the \vhercwriting galleries, numerous desks are placed. can be orNothing simpler more efficacious than this system, which, undoubtedly, is the best that couldvery have been devised. The gal leries are rows of lighted by windows tocorresponding those in the alcoves below, the transomand by large at each end. In thewindows this window is setfacade back from the roofgable about five and a.StCOND feet, veryFLOOR-HEADIHG BOOM. effective ornamentation of of theincised is which relieves theradiating, planking introduced, simplicityvery pleasantly structure. The interior is ventilated a lantern and therefore theperfectly by large roof, and ofdeserves the of ventilated,building praise being thoroughly lighted, thoroughly being for the desiredadmirably arranged purpose. The cost of the with its and has not fallen short often thoustructure, fittings furniture, sand while the with thedollars, necessary attendants, books, blanks, together compilation and distribution of a edition ofa three hundred another allowlarge page catalogue, require ance of a similar amount. In the mere item of more than twelve hundred dollarspostage was before the of the exhibition. When it is remembered that noexpended opening day less than two hundred and dollars worth of are to communicate oncefifty stamps required with all the the with which these items count ispublishers, rapidity up readily comprehended. But with all these matters Messrs. Rowell & Co. had abundant Furtherexperience. a ofintimate relations with the of the overmore, through press country, extending period more than ten had been seconded* in a most manner.years, they always generous They were therefore convinced of two : that their efforts would befully things First, appre of exhibition would beciated to such an extent that the entire theby publishers expense should fail enreturned to them ia the form of that thisvoluntary subscriptions. Second, ownthe exhibition would be worth its full cost as an advertisement of their business,tirely, In the world.as conductors of the most complete newspaper advertising agency -and contribute towards the eiiteiIn their to to send theirapplication publishers papers made the :prise they following pledge will be made set even if there should not be aThe Exhibition as singleprecisely forth, * offered. subscription