Portrait of James J. Owen


History San José

History San José
San Jose, United States

James J. Owen, a former printer from New York, bought the San Jose Mercury from William Neal Slocum in 1861. He sold it to attorney Charles M. Shortridge in 1884. Under Owen's management, the Mercury became a daily paper, printed on a $2,000 steam-powered press at a plant on First Street.


  • Title: Portrait of James J. Owen
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1870/1880
  • Location: San Jose (Calif.)

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