Those were the days: NYT 1942


The New York Times sports section is assembled in the composing room in this photo taken in September, 1942.

Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way.

Head on over to Mashable to see some old timey photos of  white guys putting out the The New York Times.

Newspapers are still treasures


Head on over to Imgur, where has shared photos that he’s found in a old box belonging to his grandpa.

Lots of historic front pages. Sorry to say that the Lincoln assassination front page from The New York Herald is a reprint.

Newspapers in 1865 where printed by a rotary printing presses.

Dead giveaway of this reprint is the gripper marks at the bottom of the page from where the paper is trimmed when it comes off the press. I also suspect that the issue feels more like a modern newspaper (lots of pulp) where an original 1865 newspaper would feel more substantial because of the higher rag content.

ComicCon newspaper!


Well-know publisher and cigar-smoking boss J. Jonah Jameson  of the Daily Bugle makes an appearance with the Daily Bugle at this year’s ComicCon.

I’m betting this is the ONLY newspaper themed cosplay. Yes, I know it’s a Spiderman theme, but I’m sticking with Newspapers here.

For the record, I’ve never had a cigar-smoking boss/editor/publisher, but plenty of cigarette smokers. Cough … cough….

Apologies for the uncredited image — found on Imgur.