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New York Daily Herald Archive

  • New York, New York
  • 18361920

About

The New York Sun debuted on September 3, 1833, becoming the first successful penny daily, popular with the city’s less affluent, working classes. Its publisher, Benjamin H. Day, emphasized local events, police court reports, and sports in his four-page morning newspaper. Advertisements, notably help-wanted ads, were plentiful. By 1834, the Sun had the largest circulation in the United States. Its rising popularity was attributed to its readers’ passion for the Sun's sensational and sometimes fabricated stories and the paper’s exaggerated coverage of sundry scandals. Its success was also the result of the efforts of the city’s ubiquitous newsboys, who the innovative Day had hired to hawk the paper. The Sun added a Saturday edition in 1836.  A number of weekly and semiweekly titles were also published, such as the Weekly Sun (1851-69), which shares the same masthead as the Sun with "Weekly" appearing in the title ornament.

Archive Info

  • 117,792
  • New York, New York
  • 18361920

Source Information

New York Daily Herald, 1836–1920 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: June 23, 2022

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New York, New York
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John W. Goodrie Dies

John W. Goodrie Dies

New York Daily Herald
New York, New York
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Joseph Dixon sells property to Alfred Beach

Joseph Dixon sells property to Alfred Beach

New York Daily Herald
New York, New York
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Joseph Dixon loses suit against Alfred Beach
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Joseph Dixon sues Alfred Beach

Joseph Dixon sues Alfred Beach

New York Daily Herald
New York, New York
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Joseph Dixon

Joseph Dixon

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New York, New York
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Archive Info

  • 117,792
  • New York, New York
  • 18361920

Source Information

New York Daily Herald, 1836–1920 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: June 23, 2022