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Joseph P. Knapp

Knapp & Company

1891 - 1951

Publishing & Print Media

pre-1900 b. 1864
Born-Died1864 - 1951
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - pre-1900

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.