Philadelphia magazine publisher Cyrus H. K. Curtis, circa 1900.
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Black and white photograph of a man sitting in a chair and holding a newspaper.

Credit: (CORBIS/Bettmann) Donated by Corbis-Bettmann.

After moving to Philadelphia in 1879, Cyrus Curtis built an American magazine publishing empire, anchored by the Ladies’ Home Journal, the first American magazine to reach a circulation of a million, and The Saturday Evening Post. One of the most popular magazines in American history, the Saturday Evening Post soared from a circulation of a million in 1909 to seven million in 1961.

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