The Outlook (New York)

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Cover of The Outlook, 4 January 1902

The Outlook (1870–1935) was a weekly magazine, published in New York City.[citation needed]


In 1900, the ranking weekly magazines of news and opinion were The Independent (1870), The Nation (1865), the Outlook (1870), and in a different class or with a different emphasis, The Literary Digest (1890).[1] The Digest was a summary of leading articles and editorials from other magazines and newspaper.

In 1928 The Independent was merged with The Outlook to form The Outlook and Independent.[2]

The Outlook online[edit]

42 Years, 1,884 Issues, 61,514 Articles, and 98,173 pages of The Outlook, July 1, 1893 to June 1, 1935, are available online at

Notable contributors[edit]


A collection of poetry from The Outlook, Scribner's Magazine, Harper's Magazine, and The Century Magazine was published in 1913.[7] The complete run from July 1, 1893 to June 1935 is online.[8]


  1. ^ Edward Wagenknecht (1982). American profile, 1900-1909. Univ of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 978-0-87023-351-7. 
  2. ^ Mott, Frank Luther (1957). A History of American Magazines. 2: 1850-1867. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press. pp. 367–379. Retrieved 22 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Roosevelt, Theodore (1909). Alfred Emanuel Smith, ed. New Outlook. Outlook Publishing Company, Inc. 
  4. ^ John Hall Wheelock, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli, Judith Baughman (2002). The last romantic. Univ of South Carolina Press. ISBN 978-1-57003-463-3. 
  5. ^ "William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962). Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920 - Articles and Reviews of Poets and Poetry Published During 1919–1920". Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
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  7. ^ William Stanley Braithwaite, Alan Frederick Pater, ed. (1913). Anthology of Magazine Verse for ... and Year Book of American Poetry. W. S. Braithwaite. 
  8. ^ See online