The Philadelphia Press
The Philadelphia Press (or The Press) is a defunct newspaper that was published from August 1, 1857 to October 1, 1920.
The paper was founded by John Weiss Forney. Charles Emory Smith was editor and owned a stake in the paper from 1880 until his death in 1908. In 1920, it was purchased by Cyrus Curtis, who merged the Press into the Public Ledger.
- Thomas Morris Chester, African-American Civil War correspondent
- Benjamin De Casseres, proofreader, theatrical critic and editorial writer
- Elisha Jay Edwards, investigative journalist
- John Russell Young, chief Civil War correspondent
The 'Philadelphia Four'
In addition to written contributions, illustrations were also produced for the newspaper. Four illustrators, each a member of the 'Charcoal Club' founded by Robert Henri, became known as the 'Philadelphia Four':
- Anonymous (17 March 1930). "Again, Curtis-Martin". Time Magazine. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- Keith Carrabine, "Introduction," The Red Badge of Courage & Other Stories, (Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth, 2003), xix.
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