Original Front Page of a 102-Year-Old Boston Post Newspaper
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Ever wonder what the front page of a local newspaper looked like 100 years ago? What were the stories, the prices of items, the topics of discussion?
Well, I can tell you!
While renovating my 100-year-old home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with my wife, we were fortunate to find many 100+ year old newspapers. All of the clippings were under the floorboards for leveling purposes and noise reduction. No squeaky floors here!
Most were clippings and cut pieces; however, some were full pages, like this front page of the Boston Post from October 3, 1921.
The biggest headline: Sought to Frame Attorney General: "Allen confirms report that blackmail gang tried to 'get' him - offered woman $10,000 if successful - wished to tie his hands on all prosecutions - Tufts' assistant are all to be dismissed...Gang also attempted to put their own candidate in Allen's Office."
Favor Change in Prohibition: "the result of the New York City referendum on prohibition and the blue laws so far shows an overwhelming majority in favor of the liberal interpretation of the 18th amendment, and the sale of light wines and beers..."
Broken Brake Rigging Causes Accident at Hyde Park:
Betting 11 to 10 on Giants: "Even money expected to prevail today...$500,000 will have been wagered on the outcome of the struggle starting Wednesday. So far the betting has slightly favored the American league champions."
25c (cent) & 50c (cent) Matinee Today: Shubert Vaudille - Majestic Theatre:
To-Morrow is the First Day Brockton Fair: "Dazzling fireworks, continuous vaudeville, and amateur boxing..."
Suffolk Savings Bank Savings Systems: