Joseph P. Knapp
Knapp & Company
1891–1951
Knapp & Company
1891–1951
Knapp took control of his father's small printing operation and transformed it into a publishing empire. He established the American Lithographic Company in 1895 where he invented a multicolor six cylinder press. He used this press to produce the first Sunday newspaper supplement in the United States, the Associated Sunday Magazine. From this base, he acquired Crowell Publishing Company and P. F. Collier and Son, publishers of Farm and Fireside and Collier's Weekly.

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