One of the most important monthly magazines of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, CENTURY MAGAZINE set a standard for literary and artistic quality that was rarely matched. Their constant attention to the quality of the engravings and photographic work made them well worth study by fans of magazine art. CENTURY's first twenty years were under the name SCRIBNER'S, and their cover designs were almost unchanging pictures done in ink engraving. In 1910 CENTURY published an illustrated history of their progress in illustration over the first forty years. Apologies in advance for the silly color effects caused by Google's bad scanning. The March 1911 issue has a nice biographical piece on Richard Watson Gilder, the editor who shaped the magazine in its greatest years.