American Mass-Market Magazines

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Allibone, S. Austin. Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors. 3 vols. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1858-1871.

Mott, Frank Luther. A History of American Magazines. vol. 1:1741-1850. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1930- . 747-49.

"Ninety Years On." Living Age 346 ( 1934): 198-224.


Edward Roth, A Complete Index to Littell's Living Age 2 vols. Philadelphia: E. Roth, 1891. Comprising the Contents of the First 100 Volumes. Poole's International Index to Periodicals; Readers' Guide.


Many libraries.

Publication History


Littell's Living Age, 1844-1896; Living Age, 1897-1941.


Vols. 1-330, May 1844-September 1926, weekly; vols. 331-334, October 1926- April 1928, semimonthly; vols. 334-336, May 1928-August 1929, monthly; vols. 337-338, September 1929-July 1930, semimonthly; vols. 338-360, August 1930- 1941, monthly.


T. H. Carter and Company, 1844-1846; Littell, Son and Company, 1846-1896; Living Age Company, 1896-1941; Boston.


Eliakim Littell, 1844-1870; Robert S. Littell, 1870-1896; Ellery Sedgwick, 1896- 1919; Victor S. Clark, 1920-1928; John Bakeless, 1928-1929; Quincy Howe, 1929-1938; Joseph Hilton Smyth, with Leon Bryce Bloch and Lamar Middleton, 1938-1941.


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Diana A. Chlebek


Look is usually mentioned in tandem with another magazine renowned for its photography: Life.* However, the comparison is really neither an accurate nor a fair one. Despite the fact that the two were probably the best of the photo magazines, Life in reality aspired to be a newsmagazine (albeit a photojournalistic one) published on a weekly basis, while Look, because of its biweekly publication, could not and did not regularly report news, but instead developed feature articles accompanied by text.


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