|First issue||November 1899|
|Final issue||August 1941|
|Company||Sprague Publishing Co.|
|Based in||Detroit, Michigan|
The American Boy was a monthly magazine published by The Sprague Publishing Co. of Detroit, Michigan from November 1899 to August 1941.At the time it was the largest magazine for boys, with a circulation of 300,000, and it featured action stories and advertising for the young boy.
In 1911 a copy cost $0.10, and a year's subscription was $1.00. Format was 16" high by 12" wide. Founded by William C. Sprague of the Detroit-based Sprague Publishing Company in 1900, Griffith Ogden Ellis took over as president and editor in 1908.J. Cotner Jr. was secretary and treasurer; H.D. Montgomerie was managing editor and Clarence Budington Kelland was assistant editor. In 1929, Ellis merged the magazine with its rival, Youth's Companion , and in 1939 he sold his interest to his business manager, Elmer Presley Grierson. Franklin M. Reck was managing editor from 1936 to 1941.
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