History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

24 April, 2012

Reading the Papers

All kinds of papers, all kinds of time periods, all kinds of places.



A sheep ranch overseer reading a paper, Australia, 1915. Source



Women reading a paper in the Congressional Library's Reading Room, Washington, DC, 1941. Source



Senator Robert F. Wagner reading a paper, US, 1939. Source




Troops read copies of the Army newspaper Blighty outside their dugouts, France, 1939. Source



British troops read a paper in their jeep, Italy, 1943. Source



A "typical English Londoner" reading a paper on the street, London, 1941. Source



Nuns reading about the death of Pope Pius XII, Rome, 1958. Source



A Scottish sergeant reads a copy of a Strirling newspaper, Germany, 1945. Source



A watchman at the Smithsonian reads a paper, Washington, DC, 1935. Source



Reading the paper, smoking, and drinking tea on a camp trip, Sweden, early 20th C. Source



RAF men reccently arrived in Hong Kong show a local boy a British newspaper, 1945-46. Source



An American infantry company reads papers during the Spanish-American War, 1898. Source



JFK reading a paper in the White House, 1961. Source



Portrait of a man reading a paper, c. 1910. Source



A man reading a paper showing a before and after picture of Alfred Hitchcock, Hollywood, 1943. Source



Gandhi reading a paper, India, 1946 (by Margaret Bourke-White). Source



A man poses reading a paper, Galway, Ireland, 1866. Source



Doctors at the American hospital in London read a paper outside, 1941. Source



A French woman reading a paper, Paris, 1959. Source



British and American troops follow the progress of the war in the Daily Mail, WWI. Source



A woman reading a paper, 1908. Source



A woman reading a paper with a chocolate shake, US, 1940. Source



Baseball player Billy Joe Davidson reading a paper in the dugout before a game, 1951. Source



A man in a fedora reading the paper, 1958. Source



Recently released Scottish POWs read the first British papers they've seen for the three years of their captivity. Source



Women reading papers while waiting in line for the Boston Symphony Orchestra matinee, 1944. Source


1 comment:

Helena Drive said...

God, I love this post!
Ps: I'm stdying journalism lol

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