What else are you gonna put in a time capsule?

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Missed this story from way back in January of this year; a time capsule opened in Maplewood, New Jersey contains — what else but a newspaper.

This time capsule is the Friday, July 8, 1898 edition of the Newark Evening News.

Read the story here and more about the Evening News

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Something to think about.

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Interesting quote from the founder of the company I work for.

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1920 Presidential election. James M. Cox with VP running mate Franklin Delano Roosevelt

James M. Cox served in the United States House of Representatives from 1909 to 1913 before winning election as Governor of Ohio, serving three terms before running as the Democratic nominee for president in 1920 with Franklin D. Roosevelt as his running mate. They lost to Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Cox suffered one of the worst defeats in presidential election history.

Luckily for me, Cox went on to found his media empire.

What will they do in the future?

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I saw this blurb in a magazine noting the anniversary of the event and the new movie about it. Of course, there’s the obligatory front page image.

What will designers do in the future when they don’t have front pages to draw from? Will they pull from the archive of web page PDFS (that was a joke), or come up with something that is now unimaginable?

One of these days, all of these look back to past front pages are all going to be from the same source (The New York Times, Washington Post, maybe USA Today) for national news, but what happens when there is no historical print record of local events.

I’m glad I won’t be around for that future.

New life for an old newspaper building

Back in the day, the building housed The Atlanta Constitution. Today, there are trees growing on the roof and terraces. Tomorrow, it may be home to apartments, commercial space and restaurants.
 Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Developers have finally going to revive the old newspaper building that has been empty since the early Seventies. Located directly across the street from the MARTA Five Points station, it has the potential for greatness for downtown Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first moved across the tracks to their “new” building and has since left that building, in 2010,  for new (leased) digs in Dunwoody, Ga.

Plans call for the building to house 67,000 square feet of loft office space, 2,500 square feet of ground floor retail, and a rooftop restaurant. An adjoining residential building will be constructed, with 112 residential units and 142 parking spaces.

Atlanta Curbed has the scoop on this story.

 

Newspapers are still treasures

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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.