Weird and Wonderful Newspapers From a Century Ago

The other day I shared a collection of some of my favorite strange and delightful findings in the Library of Congress’s sprawling database of historic American newspapers. But there are many more worth sharing that I didn’t include. Like this 1908 Seattle Star story about a mind-reading machine, which I wrote about last year:

Seattle Star / Library of Congress

Or this marvelous collection of images from the San Francisco Call in 1902—they had a guy act out the different faces of the man in the moon! (I wrote about that one before, too.)

San Francisco Call / Library of Congress

“The old Man of the Moon,” the newspaper wrote, “is really the most sympathetic party outside of the world.”