The Riverside Magazine for Young People
Hurd and Houghton
Volume 1, number 1
Riverside Magazine was founded in New York in January 1867 by editor Horace Elisha Scudder and the publishing house of Hurd and Houghton. While it was not a financial success, Riverside has come to be considered “the most important children’s magazine to emphasize literary merit to be founded in America before St. Nicholas.” Scudder’s most significant contributor was Hans Christian Andersen, whose iconic fairy tales were translated from the original Danish.