St. Nicholas: Scribner’s Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys
Scribner & Co.
Volume 1, number 1
The writer Mary Mapes Dodge was an associate editor for Hearth and Home, a weekly coedited by Harriet Beecher Stowe, when she was approached to start a juvenile companion to Scribner’s Monthly. St. Nicholas, founded in January 1873, became the most significant juvenile magazine of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It employed the same concepts and structure, as well as the highest-quality authors and illustrators, as its sister publication.