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Mapping the Nineteenth Century Newspaper Page

This will be brief: in the afternoon session on Tuesday, Martha Patterson asked a question about collage and the 19th century newspaper page (forgive me if I misunderstood the nature of the question). This isn’t necessarily a collage, but with my colleagues on the Viral Texts Project we “mapped” a page of what we took to be a rather typical mid- to late-nineteenth century front page of a US newspaper (in this case, from Clearfield, PA). Our main focus is reprinting, and here we were looking at reprints of a bizarre text titled “Love Letter,” but I think this could be at least interesting to get a sense of the genre soup on the front page of a nineteenth century paper.

Here it is: https://loveletter.viraltexts.org

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Mapping Old New York

722446f-aCheck out this historical mapping project put together by software engineer Dan Vanderkam and the NYPL. This project features an impressive archive of historic photos of most Manhattan intersections, including photos of key City of Print sites such as Printing House Square.

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