The History of The Saturday Evening Post, Part 2: The Post Survives the Civil War

As the Civil War raged, The Saturday Evening Post was there, reporting on the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s assassination. After the war, the periodical shifted its focus away from news – and began to lose readers at an alarming rate.

An image of The Saturday Evening Post's front page during the 1860s with a film camera icon superimposed over it.

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