1926 · New York City
Francis Scott Street and Francis Shubael Smith began their publishing partnership in 1855 when they took over a broken-down fiction magazine. They then bought the existing New York Weekly Dispatch in 1858. Francis Smith was the company president from 1855 until his 1887 retirement; his son Ormond Gerald Smith taking over his role. .... The company, which owned a six-story building at 79 Seventh Avenue (just above 14th Street), became a publisher of inexpensive novels and weekly magazines starting in the 1880s and continuing into 1959. ... Ormond Smith remained company president until his death in 1933." [Wiki]
Herein we see the current offerings of S & S' many successful series... e.g., New Eagle Series ["Carefully Selected Love Stories"], New Magnet Library ["Not a Dull Book in this List"], Western Stories About Buffalo Bill ["Red-blooded Adventure Stories for Men"], etc. etc.
An invaluable window into the poplular reading habits of early 20th C. American readers. (Inventory #: 49503)