Monday, June 8, 2009

1865 newspaper

i really love old letterpress newspapers. the way they look with their great visuals (advertisements, block prints for imagery) and uneven type. the occasional squashed letterform, and the way the language is different. this newspaper happens to have been printed the day after lincoln was assassinated. but literally half the section is taken up with advertisements for a pharmaceutical company (common for newspapers of this time because it was difficult to collect subscription fees). a search inspired by these ads led me to this entertaining blog. reminds me of how much i enjoy medical museums.

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