Americas inaugural issue, dated April 17, 1909, featured a report on the 100th anniversary of the Old Saint Patricks Cathedral in New York, a special "cablegram" from France describing the celebrations in honor of St. Joan of Arcs beatification and an appreciative assessment of a "novel form of telescope." There were no pictures, and the ads were grouped together in the back. Sadly, they are not included in our bound volumes, and thus not reproduced here.
To peruse Americas first issue, click here. Note: the file is a PDF, and may take a few minutes to download.