This was for a magazine photoshoot I recently did but all that clutter is mine (ft. vintage postcards, old letters from my penpal, copies of the New York Times, a Nat Geo map and Nat Geo magazine packets (DSLR))
The first daily newspaper printed in Britain was created by a woman named Elizabeth Mallet in 1702. She printed from Black Horse Alley (described by some contemporaries as “ordinary and nastily kept”) near the Fleet Bridge in London. Her publication was named The Daily Courant.
Mallet had been printing for 19 years prior to this. Before beginning The Daily Courant, she used to print the final testimonies of executed criminals amongst other things.
One of the most stark pieces of information printed in the newspaper was in a piece Mallet wrote on good journalistic practice. She writes “(This newspaper) will relate only Matters of Fact; supposing that others have sense enough to make Reflections for themselves.” How’s that for a 300 year old jab at the kind of fake news peddled by such rags as The Daily Mail, The Sun and Breitbart, eh?
Castro died at age 90, Cuban state media announced Friday night,
sending shock waves across newsrooms, many of which are full of
journalists who have never known a world without the Cuban strongman and
newspapers covered the news bluntly; the New York Post’s cover read
“FIDEL DEAD.” Others took a more measured approach. (Colin
In honor of the 241st Birthday of the United States Marine Corps today, November 10, 2016, we wanted to share some items that we have been preparing for the National Archives Catalog. The National Archives at Riverside holds Marine Corps newspapers that date from the 1920’s to 1988. These newspapers document a large number of bases in southern California, a historically active place for the U.S. Marine Corps.
This year, we began to process and house these newspapers to better improve access to historic information about life for individual marines in our area. There are many preservation challenges with caring for newspapers: they are highly acidic and yellow quickly, and they are oversized and require custom housing.
To give you an idea of the condition of the newspapers, photographs have been included from two of the series, The Cactus Comet of Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona, and The Pendleton Scout of Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, Oceanside, California.
Stay tuned for more info related to the U.S. Marine Corps Newspapers!
The London Gazette’s report on the Battle of Trafalgar, at which Horatio Nelson’s British fleet defeated Napoleon’s fleet in 1805. The battle resulted in Nelson’s death (as the article puts it, “the ever to be lamented death of … Nelson… [who] fell in the Hour of Victory”), but damaged the French fleet to the point where it would be unable to launch an invasion of the British isles
Donald Trump’s victory on Election Day was notable not only that it
contradicted the polls, but that it defied the entire newspaper
opinion-page consensus that the Republican nominee was not fit for the
presidency. Newspapers that had historically only endorsed Republicans
and publications that had never endorsed anyone before slammed Trump’s
candidacy. But the defiant developer, who accused the media of somehow
rigging the election, was not harmed by the criticism.
Here’s how the newspapers that once mocked his candidacy reacted to his victory.