Thursday, July 13, 2006

"The Olden Times"

If you are searching for old newspaper records, or even Victorian Americana, you might enjoy The Olden Times web page.

On this page, there are links to selected "old" news, death notices, obituaries, marriage announcements, legal notices, advertisements, cartoons, jokes, vintage recipes, poetry, etc.

Naturally, I clicked on the "cartoons, vintage jokes and humor" link, and found 5 pages of links to some funny material. Perhaps the best was the collection of old cartoons at the Daze of Our Lives web site. Click on the "Archive" link in the top right hand corner and go through an archive of hundreds of Victorian era cartoons with funny captions. Unfortunately, this web site is not being updated.

It was a pleasant way to spend half an hour tonight while waiting for one of the 13th and one of the 14th generation to come visit me (my daughter and granddaughter). I may not do mych genealogy tomorrow!

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