Watching “Godless” on Netflix … The miniseries is set in the 1880s in the fictional small mining town of La Belle, New Mexico, where nearly all of the town’s men have died in a mining accident. Of course the surviving women have to deal with lots and lots of men-being-jerks types of issues. I highly recommend it. It stars non other than Lady Mary herself, Downton Abby‘s Michelle Dockery along with some other big names.
Anyway, fake for TV/Movies/Internet newspaper The Daily Review showed its fictional self for a few seconds. It was based in the real town of Taos, New Mexico.
BTW, the real newspaper in Santa Fe is The Taos News.
one first complaint is deckle edge. To me that screams offset printing. I would think that back in the day, even the fictional day of 18-Whatever, The Review would have been letterpress. Well, at least there are no wrong-century photographs.
The big complaint I have it the font used for the flag.
It’s way to modern — an interpretation of what we think an old Wild Western font would have been. I doubt that this font even existed in the 1800s.
It looks like Circus Font, or something similar:
Here’s and actual flag of the same era: