A bored historian's celebration of old newspapers and the people, stories and humor found therein.
(source: The Portsmouth Herald, December 24, 1941.)
(source: The Ogden Standard-Examiner, February 2, 1921.)
(source: The Atchison Globe, March 19, 1878.)
This may be my favorite Dear Santa letter this year.
(source: The Tulsa Daily World, December 24, 1911.)
I’ve come across quite a few instances of children who’ve moved writing the newspapers in their former towns to let Santa know about their change of address.
(source: The Monroe City (Missouri) Democrat, December 13, 1900.)
I did some research on Bill. Two Christmases later, his father (a Colonel) would be leading his regiment into the Battle of the Bulge. He made it home safely.
(source: The Denton Journal, December 19, 1942.)
"Mamma has to work very hard to keep us together"
(source: The Washington Times, December 19, 1910.)
I hope I would have been a cool enough little girl to ask for a “G-man suit" had I lived in 1941.
(source: The Evening Standard (Uniontown, PA) December 12, 1941.)
"If you bring me what I ask for, I will be a good boy."
(source: The Atlanta Constitution, December 24, 1905.)
" Just send her to his store."