St. Nicholas Magazine for Children
St. Nicholas Magazine was created in 1873 as an entertainment for children ages five to eighteen. It was the first publication to give children what they would enjoy, and not what their elders thought would be good for them. It inspired a loyalty that bordered on fanaticism among its young readers, who eagerly awaited the next chapter of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, or a new piece by Mark Twain, Luisa May Alcott, Teddy Roosevelt, or Robert Louis Stevenson.

Ten years or so ago, I unearthed a box of bound reprints ca 1890 and was knocked out by the engravings.

In the interim, I've found a web page connected to a college course in Children's Literature that has more about this magazine and the art therein:
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