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The Old-fashioned "Homepage"

In the days before the internet (actually 1912-1963), Bostonians could get news headlines at a glance by dropping by the storefront office of The Boston Globe. Handwritten signs and blackboards had the top stories, breaking news, and even sports stats in big print as fast as they were available. And of course, if you wanted to read more, you could buy a paper. Shown here is the big map of Europe installed for the D-Day invasion in 1944. See more pictures of the hand-lettered “homepage” at The Boston Globe. Link -via Metafilter

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May 25th, 2011

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Stranger to the World

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