The Pittsburgh Press

The Pittsburgh Press    The Pittsburgh Press

The Pittsburgh Press was one of the city's two daily newspapers until it merged with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in January 1993. The P-G was the city's morning newspaper, and the Press was printed a little later in the day, hitting newstands around noon. The first edition of the Press was published on June 20, 1884 as the "Evening Penny Press."

Pittsburgh Press delivery truck - 1940.

Like many cities with multiple daily publications, Pittsburgh could not sustain two seperate newspapers and the Press was closed after 108 years in print. Today, the Post-Gazette competes for subscriptions with the new Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, published in Greensburg, and the national publication, USA Today. Many older Pittsburghers might remember Joe Palooka, the daily cartoon strip that ran in the Press for many years.

The Pittsburgh Press    The Pittsburgh Press

The Pittsburgh Press featuring Joe Palooka

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