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Vintage Popular Science Magazine, Volume 1 DVD, 1872-1906, 411 issues

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The Volume 1 DVD of our Popular Mechanics series contains 411 issues from 1872-1906.  These are all hard to find issues..

 

 

Vintage Popular Science Magazine Collection
Volume 1
1872-1906

Popular Science (PopSci) is an American monthly magazine carrying popular science content, that is, articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. Popular Science has won over 58 awards, including the American Society of Magazine Editors awards for its journalistic excellence in both 2003 (for General Excellence) and 2004 (for Best Magazine Section). With roots beginning in 1872, PopSci has been translated into over 30 languages and goes out to at least 45 countries.

Popular Science Monthly was founded in May 1872 by Edward L. Youmans to disseminate scientific knowledge to the educated layman. Youmans had previously worked as an editor for the weekly Appleton's Journal and persuaded them to publish his new journal. Early issues were mostly reprints of English periodicals. The journal became an outlet for writings and ideas of Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Louis Pasteur, Henry Ward Beecher, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, Thomas Edison, John Dewey and James McKeen Cattell. William Jay Youmans, Edward's brother, helped found Popular Science Monthly in 1872 and was an editor as well. He became editor-in-chief on Edward's death in 1887. The publisher, D. Appleton & Company, was forced for economic reasons to sell the journal in 1900.

James McKeen Cattell became the editor in 1900 and the publisher in 1901. Cattell had a background in academics and continued publishing articles for educated readers. By 1915 the readership was declining and publishing a science journal was a financial challenge. In a September 1915 editorial, Cattell related these difficulties to his readers and announced that the "Popular Science Monthly" name had been "transferred" to a group that wanted the name for a general audience magazine, a publication which fit the name better. The existing journal would continue the academic tradition as Scientific Monthly. Existing subscribers would remain subscribed under the new name. Scientific Monthly was published until 1958 when it was absorbed into Science.

The Modern Publishing Company acquired the Popular Science Monthly name. This company had purchased Electrician and Mechanic magazine in 1914 and over the next two years merged several magazines together into a science magazine for a general audience. The magazine had a series of name changes: Modern Electrics and Mechanics, Popular Electricity and Modern Mechanics, Modern Mechanics and finally World's Advance, before the publishers purchased the name Popular Science Monthly. The October 1915 issue was titled Popular Science Monthly and World's Advance.

The change in Popular Science Monthly was dramatic. The old version was a scholarly journal that had eight to ten articles in a 100 page issue. There would be ten to twenty photographs or illustrations. The new version had hundreds of short, easy to read articles with hundreds of illustrations.

This collection on DVD provides the monthly issues shown in high quality PDF format.  Each issue is a high resolution PDF file, hence why our complete set takes up a whopping 9 DVD's.  You need the latest copy of Adobe Reader to view these files. This collection really exemplifies classic Americana.  Equally as interesting as the old articles are the old advertisements that are included in these.  Perfect for someone doing research or is interested in reading some of these old articles.
Volume 1 DVD (411 total monthly issues)
1872 Volume 01  1883-1884 Volume 24 1895 Volume 47
1872-1873 Volume 02 1884 Volume 25 1895-1896 Volume 48
1873 Volume 03  1884-1885 Volume 26 1896 Volume 49
1873-1874 Volume 04 1885 Volume 27 1896-1897 Volume 50
1874 Volume 05  1885-1886 Volume 28 1897 Volume 51
1874-1875 Volume 06 1886 Volume 29 1897-1898 Volume 52
1875 Volume 07 1886-1887 Volume 30 1898 Volume 53
1875-1876 Volume 08 1887 Volume 31 1898-1899 Volume 54
1876 Volume 09 1887-1888 Volume 32 1899 Volume 55
1876-1877 Volume 10 1888 Volume 33 1899-1900 Volume 56
1877 Volume 11 1888-1889 Volume 34 1900 Volume 57
1877-1878 Volume 12 1889 Volume 35 1900-1901 Volume 58
1878 Volume 13 1889-1890 Volume 36 1901 Volume 59
1878-1879 Volume 14 1890 Volume 37 1901-1902 Volume 60
1879 Volume 15 1890-1891 Volume 38 1902 Volume 61
1879-1880 Volume 16 1891 Volume 39 1902-1903 Volume 62
1880 Volume 17 1891-1892 Volume 40 1903 Volume 63
1880-1881 Volume 18 1892 Volume 41 1903-1904 Volume 64
1881 Volume 19  1892-1893 Volume 42 1904 Volume 65
1881-1882 Volume 20 1893 Volume 43 1904-1905 Volume 66
1882 Volume 21 1893-1894 Volume 44 1905 Volume 67
1882-1883 Volume 22 1894 Volume 45 1906 Volume 68
1883 Volume 23 1894-1895 Volume 46  

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