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The original New-York Illustrated Newspaper was published by P.T. Barnum, the originator of the famous quip: "There’s a sucker born every minute." He tried to emulate the success of the Illustrated London News. Even though it had a circulation of 70,000, it closed within the year. It resurfaced somewhat later under the proprietorship of John King. It was bought by J. Demorest in January 1864 and continued publication as Demorest’s Illustrated News. Thomas Nast worked for this paper before going to the Harper’s Weekly.
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