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Posted on November 10th, 2011 by The British Newspaper Archive

To give people some idea of what the newspaper archive contains, we’ve already been posting some content on our Facebook page.

Likewise, we have been using our Twitter channel to let people know about new Facebook content and any upcoming events where people can get a sneak preview of the archive.

Our Facebook page already contains old newspaper items about:

  • Charlie Chaplin
  • The Titanic
  • A Victorian Tribute to a Wonderful New Invention Called the Bicycle
  • Russia in Revolution
  • Victorian Philanthropists
  • Charles Dickens
  • The Brontes
  • Isambard Brunel and the SS Great Eastern
  • News stories from the Western Front
  • Assassination attempts on Queen Victoria (four and counting…)
  • The Great Exhibition and the Crystal Palace
  • Thomas Cook
  • Test cricket matches
  • Grand openings of UK railways
  • The lost art of Victorian copywriting (e.g using the famous ‘Stand out of my light’ meeting between Diogenes and Alexander the Great in order to sell health pills…)
  • Old newspaper mastheads of rare beauty
  • Shrapnel-damaged newspapers
  • Woodcut illustrations of eminent Victorians
  • ..and much more.

Facebook and Twitter URLs

Infographic for the British Newspaper Archive Project
For a quick, informative and entertaining guide to the project, view the inforgraphic (PDF, 6MB).