Mary Baker Eddy founded The Christian Science Monitor in 1908 with the objective “to injure no man, but to bless all mankind.”

Christian Science Monitor Baseball teamToday this award–winning international news organization publishes news 24/7 at, once a week in print, and daily via an email news briefing. These early photographs from our collections show the Monitor at work and play.

P043271Staff members of The Christian Science Monitor formed a baseball team as early as 1911. The team enjoyed some success in the Boston Newspaper League and in playing teams fielded by local churches, department stores, and the utility company. This photo was most likely taken in the late 1920s. Courtesy of The Christian Science Monitor.

This 1925 photo shows workers making printing plates in the stereotype room of The Christian Science Monitor. At this time, the Monitor was printed in the original Publishing House of The Christian Science Publishing Society located at 107 Falmouth Street, Boston. Later, the Monitor moved to the new Christian Science Publishing House, completed in 1934. The Mary Baker Eddy Library opened in this same building in 2002. Courtesy of The Christian Science Monitor.

Here in 1925, a transport truck is piled high with bags of The Christian Science Monitor for delivery. Starting in 1960, printing of the Monitor gradually moved from the Christian Science Publishing House in Boston to five regional plant presses. The Monitor editorial department remains in the Publishing House today. Courtesy of The Christian Science Monitor.
P042491Newsboys for The Christian Science Monitor pose with the paper announcing the arrival of Winston Churchill in Boston on March 31, 1949. He was one of several luminaries invited to take part in the Mid–Century Convocation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the future of science and technology. The newsboys are standing outside the Publishing House, prior to moving to the Boston Garden where Churchill gave his speech to nearly 14,000 attendees, to countless more worldwide over the radio, and to the largest television audience for a live event to that date. Courtesy of The Christian Science Monitor.P049211

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