volume publication that came out in 1872-1874, originated in the magazine as a series of pictures and sketches under that title; among the featured artists were Harry Fenn, A. R. Wand, and Winslow Homer. The year 1876 saw the birth of a new Appleton magazine entitled the Art Journal, containing the kinds of art that had been featured in Appleton's Journal. Upon deciding to end Appleton's in 1881, the publishers began to print the literary articles in their new Appleton's Literary Bulletin.
Appleton's Journal is worth the look of students of late nineteenth-century American history and literature. It would also most likely be of interest to persons studying women's history or doing research on late nineteenth-century New Yorkers.
Mott, Frank Luther. A History of American Magazines. Vol. 3: 1865-1885. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1938.
Parker, Dorothy. "The Professor Goes In for Sweetness and Light." The Common Reader. New York: Viking Press, 1970. pp. 18-22.
"Table-Talk." Appleton's Journal, 17 April 1869, p. 89.
"Table-Talk." Appleton's Journal, 8 October 1870, p. 438.
"To the Public." Appleton's Journal, 3 April 1869, p. 22.
Wolfe, Gerard R. "The House of Appleton: The History of a Publishing House and Its Relationship to the Cultural, Social and Political Events That Helped Shape the Destiny of New York City. Metuchen", N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981.
Poole's; Jones's; Subject-Contents Index.
Library of Congress and many other libraries. The complete run of Appleton's Journal has been reproduced in the microfilm series "American Periodicals: 1850- 1900, Civil War and Reconstruction" ( Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International. Reels 244-249.