WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHY CO.
 Name and vital stats
  WESTERN PRINTING AND LITHOGRAPHY CO.
 Note
  1910 Founded as WESTSIDE PRINTING CO.> 10
  1916 Became WHITMAN PUBLISHING CO. after acquiring Hamming-Whitman> 16
  1923 Started making puzzles & games> 23
  1925 Acquired Western Playing Card Co.> 25
  1929 (or thereabouts) Produced jigsaw puzzles> 29
  1932 Began producing Big Little Books> 32
  1933 Acquired an exclusive DISNEY contract> 33
  1934 Bought printing plant in Poughkeepsie New York, printing comics there to '70s> 34
  1938-58 Produced children's books for Simon and Shuster> 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58
  1939-62 Produced comic books for DELL> 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62
  1941 (or thereabouts) Opened editorial office in Beverly Hills, CA.> 41
  1942 Began producing Little Golden Books> 42
  1958 Began producing Golden Press Books> 58
  1958-64 Produced children's books for Pocket Books> 58 59 60 61 62 63 64
  1962 Began line of WHITMAN and GOLD KEY COMICS; see WESTERN PUBLISHING> 62
  1979-c83 Owned by Mattel (toy company)> 79 80 81 82 83
  Parent company of WESTERN PUBLISHING