Treasure Trove

Today the British Library launch an online digital archive of 2 million pages of newspapers from the 19th century. That’s a tiny fraction of the 750 million pages they have from that golden era of newspapers.

It’s well worth the £6.99 daily access fee: http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/

Here’s two snippets of miscellany I found from a casual browse of 1840.

falklands-1840

ireland-whisky

I guess in both cases you could say how times change?

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