The Joys of Edwardian Newspapers

I love the smell of old books and newspapers, and love being able to read news and gossip directly from the source as opposed to modern-day interpretations, so I was excited when Thomas Walker of Historic Newspapers contacted me asking if I’d like a few newspapers from their impressive archive. I said yes, of course, and received a copy of the Daily Mirror from 1917 and a copy of the Daily Mail from 1912. I’ve scanned a few pages for my no doubt curious readers! Click on the images to see them in full!

The Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror

The Daily Mail

I highly recommend this company if you’d like copies of old newspapers ranging as far back as two hundred years. Now that I have my copies in my hands, I am definitely going back to order more from different dates!

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About Evangeline Holland

Author of Edwardian/WWI historicals. Likes cooking, the smell and collecting of old books, various artsy hobbies, travel, classic cinema, period dramas, the fusty areas of history, and all things French (though is terrible with maintaining fluency in the language). Read more about her novels and non-fiction here

  • jim`

    Thant looks fun!

  • Jennie Walters

    Thanks for this, Evangeline – fascinating! You would love the London Library, which has huge bound volumes of The Times going back to the 1860s, I think – but The Mirror isn’t quite so dry and dusty! Love the mix of factual reporting and society gossip even in the middle of war…

  • bluffkinghal

    Beautiful! Love old newspapers too.

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