A bored historian's celebration of old newspapers and the people, stories and humor found therein.
(source: The Laurens Advertiser, December 21, 1910.)
Note the date this one was written.
(source: The Evening Standard (Uniontown, PA) December 17, 1941.)
(source: The Marshall (Missouri) Republican, December 17, 1909.)
I love the not so subtle bribery in this one.
(source: The Vidette Messenger (Valparaiso, IN) December 19, 1940.)
"I am very good sometimes, especially when I am asleep."
(source: The Washington Times, December 19, 1910.)
Kleenex warning for this one.
(source: The Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, OK) December 12, 1922.)
BEWARE OF DOG.
(source: The Atlanta Constitution, December 24, 1905.)
To be honest Santa, I’m going to have to agree with Mac on this one. Soap’s a pretty lame Christmas present.
(source: The Daily Review (Decatur, IL) December 20, 1902.)
(source: Sheboygan Press, December 12, 1914.)