April Fools!

April Fools!

Buffalo’s The Bee put a disclaimer up on its front page warning readers that the articles in this issue are not truthful. In bold lettering, the title instructs all readers to read the disclaimer before reading the rest of the paper. To read more of the paper...
Corset Guide

Corset Guide

A “helpful” corset guide was posted in the Geneva Daily Times on November 22nd, 1900. It discusses how to choose a properly fitting corset, and through the rhetoric of the article, the stigmas attached to wearing an ill-fitting one. To view the full page,...
Prohibition: Down to the Vote

Prohibition: Down to the Vote

A page in The Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Sunday Democrat reminds those who oppose the prohibition to vote to end it within the nation. On December 5, 1933 the 21st amendment was ratified and ultimately ended the prohibition of alcohol. Click here to read...
Civil Rights March on Washington

Civil Rights March on Washington

One Washington Correspondent witnessed and documented the Civil Rights March of 1968. Esther Van Wagoner Tufty describes the many sights, sounds, and people she met that historic day. Click here to read the whole article written in the Ogdensburg Journal in...
New Year’s Celebrations of Old

New Year’s Celebrations of Old

New Year’s resolutions, omens, and traditions abound. Ever wonder what would happen if you were a Babylonian King during the new year’s festival? Or what traditions the Scottish have for their new year? Click here to read the whole article written for the...