Old News of a Broken Land
October 24, 2004 6:51 PM   Subscribe

Six decades of Brooklyn as chronicled by the paper that Walt Whitman edited for two years. The Brooklyn Public Library has made available a searchable version of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle from 1841-1902. Among other things chronicled, Brooklyn's version of Draft Riots, the death of Lincoln as well as many bits and pieces that simply illuminate urban life more than a century ago. And, of course, there are ads.
posted by BT (8 comments total)
Note: their interface is a bit clunky, and doesn't support all browsers well; looks good in IE, less well in Mozilla. But the effort, for those of us interested in such stuff, is more than justified by the cool results.
posted by BT at 6:53 PM on October 24, 2004

So that's my problem, impurities in the blood...
posted by VanRoosta at 7:05 PM on October 24, 2004

The linked ad for a non-coffee beverage is priceless.
posted by troutfishing at 8:15 PM on October 24, 2004


Metafilter: The worst dyspeptic can drink it with impunity.
posted by Vidiot at 10:31 PM on October 24, 2004

Thanks for a great post BT. I have bookmarked this. Just the tonic to explore during the January BLUES.
posted by arse_hat at 11:49 PM on October 24, 2004

Wow, this is amazing. Thanks, BT.
posted by languagehat at 6:40 AM on October 25, 2004

What a treasure trove. I guess I need me some Sasparilla! Thanks BT.
posted by Happydaz at 9:08 AM on October 25, 2004

Go Cyclones!
posted by DenOfSizer at 8:25 AM on October 30, 2004

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