Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Shrinking News Hole

Yesterday, I mentioned that newspapers today are smaller than the ones of 100 years ago. I didn't mean in terms of page numbers, but of page size. So by way of illustration, here are a copy of the Milwaukee Journal from 1937 and a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from this year, photographed side by side:
Now you know why the words in those cartoons were so damned small.

Next time I try to post 100-year-old Sunday comics on the web, I promise to post them in smaller chunks.

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