NOLA DNA: A Genetic Makeup of Crescent City

Alexis Topel | Contributing Reporter | Tulane Hullabaloo Tucked away in a warehouse near the French Quarter lies 50 years of New Orleans heritage and history rolled up among thousands of plastic tubes. Last year, Tulane School of Architecture Masters student Joseph Makkos acquired an extensive collection of New Orleans newspapers with…

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1940's Ink Blotter Pin-Ups

Not exaclty newspaper history, but we uncovered a stack of these 1940's ink blotter pin-ups that we thought had great color and content. We will be digitizing them all in the next couple days. …

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Old Newspapers, New Value

How 30,000 antique New Orleans newspapers listed on Craigslist found a home By J.S. MAKKOS One Thursday morning, I found a post in the “free” section of Craigslist for a sizable collection of historic New Orleans newspapers. Months earlier, the very same collection had been for sale but…

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What is a "Rotogravure"?

rotogravure |ˌrōtəgrəˈvyoŏr| noun a printing system using a rotary press with intaglio cylinders, typically running at high speed and used for long print runs of magazines and stamps. • a sheet or magazine printed with this system, esp. the color magazine of a Sunday newspaper. ORIGIN early 20th cent.: from German…

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