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FRANK A. MUNSEY SIGNED CARD BY AMERICAN PIONEER IN PUBLISHING PULP MAGAZINES

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FRANK A. MUNSEY SIGNED CARD, "Frank A. Munsey", on cream colored 3 x 2 card, by American newspaper man and pioneer in pulp magazine publishing. Light age toning, otherwise in fine condition.

Frank Andrew Munsey (1854–1925) was an American newspaper and magazine publisher and author. Munsey is credited with the idea of using new high-speed printing presses to print on inexpensive, untrimmed, pulp paper in order to mass-produce affordable (typically ten-cent) magazines. Chiefly filled with various genres of action and adventure fiction, that were aimed at working-class readers who could not afford and were not interested in the content of the 25-cent "slick" magazines of the time. This innovation, known as pulp magazines, became an entire industry unto itself and made Munsey quite wealthy. Munsey was a pioneer in the publication of pulp magazines. He expanded into the newspaper business, eventually owning many publications in the Eastern United States.

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