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The New York Globe

Cover page of the Globe, from April 1912.

The New York Globe was a daily New York City newspaper published from 1904 to 1923, when it was bought and merged into the New York Sun.


The Globe, also called The New York Evening Globe, was launched on February 1, 1904. It was a wholly revamped one-cent version of the two-cent paper known as the Commercial Advertiser which dated back to 1793. The official name of the new paper was The Globe and Commercial Advertiser,[1] though it was more typically referred to as the Globe.[2][3]

Jason Rogers, grandson of William Cauldwell, who got his start in the newspaper business at Cauldwell's Sunday Mercury, helped launch the Globe as assistant publisher. He became publisher in 1910.[4][5]

The Globe was known for originating Robert Ripley's popular feature Ripley's Believe it or Not! in 1918. In 1916, the paper distributed the theatrical documentary Germany on the Firing Line, under the titles The Globe's War Films and The Evening Globe's "Germany at the Firing Line".[6] One publisher was Samuel Strauss.[7] Notable contributors included a fledgling Maxwell Anderson,[8] and cartoonist Percy Crosby, then a sports columnist.


Frank Munsey bought the paper in 1923.[9][10] Munsey, who consolidated a number of papers, then merged the Globe into the New York Sun, thus ending the "oldest daily newspaper in the United States" at that time.[11]