|Final issue||November 1978|
|Based in||New York City|
Argosy, later titled The Argosy and Argosy All-Story Weekly, was an American
In late September 1882,
Once he was in New York, the stockbroker backed out, and Munsey decided to release his New York friend from involvement, since they were now hopelessly underfunded. Munsey then pitched the magazine to a New York publisher, and managed to convince him to publish the magazine and hire Munsey as editor.
The first issue was published on December 2, 1882 (dated December 9, 1882, a common practice at the time), and came out weekly. The first issue was eight pages, cost five cents, and included the first installments of serialized stories by
Other authors associated with Argosy 's early days include Annie Ashmoore, W. H. W. Campbell,
Five months after the first issue, the publisher went bankrupt and entered
Munsey found that targeting children had been a mistake, as they did not stay subscribed for any length of time, since they grew out of reading the magazine. Additionally, children did not have much money to spend, which limited the number of advertisers interested in reaching them.