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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What is a "Picayune"?

picayune |ˌpikiˈyoōn| adjective informal petty; worthless : the picayune squabbling of party politicians. noun a small coin of little value, esp. a 5-cent piece. • informal an insignificant person or thing. ORIGIN early 19th cent.: from French picaillon, denoting a Piedmontese copper coin, also used to mean ‘cash,’ from Provençal picaioun, of…

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