Friday the 13th – Historical Newspaper Stories and a Calming Cartoon

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Uh-oh! It’s that day again.

To calm the nerves (we hope!), here is a newspaper cartoon that advises us that Friday 13th is just another day, and also a report about some of the very interesting superstitions observed in the 1930s on these spooky days.

You can also read our blog post entitled, ‘Friday the 13th Stories, Traditions and Superstitions’.

historical newspaper report on friday the 13th

Dundee Courier – Friday 13 April 1934

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19340413/108/0006

historical newspaper report on friday the 13th

Dundee Courier – Friday 13 May 1932

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19320513/084/0006