November 25th, 1920 – Vol. 94 – No. 48

  • Western Railrod Historic Milestones Jacket
  • Wilson Ham Ad
  • The Widened Hearth, by Fannie Kilbourne, drawn by Thomas Fogarty
  • Jimmy’s Job, by Edward P. Hendrick, drawn by Rodney Thomson
  • Tales of the Big Woods, By E.E. Harriman, drawn by O.F. Howard
  • A Home For Jack-O’-Lantern, by Edna Tucker Muth, drawings by A.C. Williamson
  • Torpedoed Without Warning, Ch. 2, The crew tie a coat to an oar, by Paul Telford Platt, drawn by George Varian
  • Fact and Comment, The Election, A Solemn Responsibility, Compliment, The Economic Future of Germany, The Grafters
  • Thanksgiving and Wild Game, Current Events, The Converse “Big Nine”
  • The Old Garden, by Abbie Farwell Brown
  • A True Bibliophile, by W.E. Nesom
  • Paying the Price, Aunt Sabina Speaks, The “Lost” Portrait of Lincoln, Butter in a Bag, A Savage Duel, The Witty Prince, The Responsibility For the War, A Wonderful Opportunity, Not Excessive Cleanliness
  • Thanksgiving in Bunnytown, verses and drawing by L.J. Bridgman
  • Birch Tree, by Abbie Farwell Brown
  • The Wonder Nut, by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
  • Autumn Song, by Virginia Stanard, drawings by Decie Merwin
  • The Jewelweed, by Alice W. Hamilton
  • The Companion Receipts [Recipes]
  • A Game of Proverbs
  • Convulsions in Children, Gifts and — Gifts, “Californiacs”, When Buffalo Bill Rode to Hounds, Self-Confident Young America, A Diligent Novice, Commercial Candor
  • Books That are Talked About
  • “Kodak as you go.” Full page Eastman Kodak Ad.

November 4th, 1920 – Vol. 94 – No. 45

  • “Announcement Number” – Describing Notable Stories and Articles for 1921
  • “The Family is the Strength of the Nation” cover jacket
  • Tam O’ Shanter Believes in Safety First, by Mabel L. Robinson, drawn by Charles M. Relyea
  • Dawn, by Lena Cagnetta, drawings by J. Scott Williams
  • The Pilgrim Adventurers, by Abbie Farwell Brown, decorations by Robert Martin
  • The War-Trail Fort, Ch. 9, Big Lake calls a council, by James Willard Schultz, drawings by George Varian
  • Kiting a Caquot, by Oran L. Raber, drawn by H.C. Edwards
  • Fact and Comment, Russia and Communism, British Liberals on Ireland, Hatred of Work, The Census, Magellan, Automobile Accidents
  • Current Events
  • November (Football), by Arthur Guiterman
  • The Root of Courage (The Story of a Corporal’s Discovery), In the Shadow, Big Betsey, A Parliament of Women, Russian Noblemen Turned Farmers, The Dowager in Cheyenne, This Must Have Been Grisi’s Company, But They Probably Were Not Linen, It Did Not Help Auntie’s Nerves
  • The Goosey Girl, by Isabel Jamison, drawn by Gertrude Koch
  • The Little Brown People, by Katherine Pope
  • Emily Speak a Piece, by Leila M. Walters
  • The Pantry Race, Verses and Drawings by L.J. Bridgman
  • The Squirrels’ Ball, by Elizabeth Heath Olmstead
  • Splendor and Tragedy, Out of Their Own Mouths, Nuts to Crack
  • Fastrunner, by Maxine Marshton, drawn by Robert Martin
  • Wasting Palsy, Snell’s Theory, Little Bards and British Bays, A Quail’s Queer Family, With Care — This Side Up, He Had All He Needed, Rebuking Childishness
  • Announcement for 1921 The Youth’s Companion, “The list of articles on this page is intended to give readers some indication of the quality and the scope of the material that The Companion plans to publish in 1921.”
  • Borden’s Eagle Brand Advertisement, “More than all other Infant foods combined”

October 21st, 1920 – Vol. 94 – No. 43

This issue is labelled the “regular issue” for October 21st, which means there must have been a “special issue” this week, since the page numbers appear to jump an entire issue since the 14th.

In this edition there is an additional section, where the publishers list all the goodies that kids could win or purchase for an additional cost when they sign up more subscribers. Prizes included bicycles, cameras, and a chance to win a trip to Niagra Falls! Lots more period stuff was available at various cost plus a certain number of subscriptions sold. The details of how this worked are on page 639, and the “catalog” runs until page 660. I’ll leave exploring all of this fine 1920 merchandise up to you!

With this additional section, and the added color cover, this one weighs in at a full 40 pages.

  • Color Halloween Jacket, with Colgate sponsorship and Poem
  • The Strange Disappearance of Grandpa Edwards, by C.A. Stephens, Drawn by John Wolcott Adams
  • When Barbara Went to Work, by Marguerite Aspinwall, Drawn by Frank Crerie
  • An Outpost in Nigeria, by Capt. R.A. Duckworth Ford, F.R.G.S.
  • The War-Trail Fort, Ch. 7, Lame Wolf prays to his raven, by James Willard Schultz, Drawn by George Varian
  • In a Chaff Pocket, by Hugh F. Grinstead, Drawn by A.L. Ripley
  • Fact and Comment, Alexandre Millerand, The Baseball Scandal, Accidents, Our Debts and our Debtors, Horse-Chestnuts, Easy Vaccination
  • Song of the Fagots, by Louise Marshall Haynes [Ed: Word used in the classical sense, just so you know…]
  • The Magnetized Needle, Nora’s Shoes, Hunting the South American Ostrich, How a Statue is Enlarged, When the Kafirs Deserted, Military Tactics in Fishing, Clocks and Time-Tables, He Appreciated the Dinner, A Rural Touchstone
  • The Wind, by Mazie V. Caruthers
  • Rep’s Run and Polly’s Fun, by Edith Roelker, Drawings by Harriet O’Brien
  • The Guests, by Celia Thornton
  • The Miser Squirrel, by Maria Conde, Drawn by L.J. Bridgman
  • Full Page Ad For the Oliver Typewriter Company (“Was $100 before the war, now $64!”!)
  • The aforementioned offer section for young Youth’s Companion affiliate marketers! So much wonderful stuff!
  • His Master’s Telephone Number, Radium the Rare, Electricity in the Bathroom
  • Nature and Science
  • Diamond Thieves, Making Attar of Roses, They Were a Good One, Too
  • Rickets, Too Sweet, An Irascible Elephant, Confused Ideas, It Hit The Mark, As a Special Favor
  • Full Page Jell-O Ad “Never Do to be Without Jell-O!”
  • Full Page Musterole Ad “Better than a Mustard Plaster” [Ed: I guess before Vicks there was this?]

October 7th, 1920 – Vol. 94 – No. 41

For October 7th, 1920. Got to love some of the ads in this one, particularly the “Union Suit” one, and the now defunct Essex Motors. Wonder why they’d advertise for autos in a kids magazine? Unless they assumed the parents would be reading it to their children or something….

  • The War-Trail Fort, Ch. 5, Two Crows raise their right hands, by James Willard Schultz, Drawings by George Varian
  • The Body-Guard, by Edwin Cole, Drawn by Rodney Thomson
  • The New Baltic Republics, Esthonia and Latvia, by Samuel Eliot Morison, Ph.D, Formerly American member of the Baltic Commission of the Peace Conference
  • On Time, by Theodora Marshall Inglis, Drawn by Dudley G. Summers
  • A Flight From Petrograd, Ch. 8, in which a flag goes up, by C.A. Stephens, Drawn by G.A. Harker
  • The “Old Diplomacy” in Europe, The Bible and Shakespeare, The Italian Outbreak, Spinning Tops
  • October LaCrosse, by Arthur Guiterman
  • The Mayflower’s Flag, The Handwriting on the Wall, Manhandling the Profiteers, An Adventure With a Tiger
  • The Children’s Page, Decorations by Robert Martin
  • The Doll That Saved a Regiment, by Miriam Cocke
  • The Young Columbus, by Nancy Byrd Turner
  • Ducky Waddles, by Abigail Burton
  • The Merchant, Verse and Drawing by L.J. Bridgman
  • The Fall of the Armature, (staff?), Drawn by W.F. Stecher
  • Full-Page Ad: Cross-Knit Underwear Union Suit
  • The Companion Receipts (Recipes)
  • John Leake’s Dole, A Strange Conversion, A Noisy Army, Essex Motors Ad
  • A Far-Reaching Experiment, A Terrible Explosion, Where Trapping is Worth While
  • The Lingual Tonsil, A Woman’s Invention, Another Smart Fox, One More Sovereign Deposed, A Thrifty Book Lover, Only a Dud, Ingersoll Radiolite “Radium” Watch Ad
  • Proctor and Gamble “The White Naphtha Soap” Ad