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What the Font — Bright Days

Edward Stratemeyer’s first amateur printing in the mid-1870s attempted to replicate the larger story papers he read.  In the 1880s he returned to this field with a semi-professional story paper called Our American Boys that lasted for three issues at the beginning of 1883. His first stories were published in story papers like Golden Days (James Elverson, […]

Story—A Longed-For Adventure (1892)

In the United States the last Monday of May is commemorated as Memorial Day.  It was originally known as Decoration Day to reflect a tradition of honoring war dead from the Civil War. Among Stratemeyer’s “holiday” stories for the Newark Sunday Call was “A Longed-For Adventure:  A Decoration Day Story for Young People” (29 May 1892). […]