Victorian Newspapers In Britain And America

The full transcripts and Original Copies can also be viewed on the Nathanville Genealogy website. Inexpensive rapid response daily communication on newspaper print to the masses influenced and moulded society and affected individual daily lives in a way that previously wasn’t possible. A new era of communication was born, and like any fledgling had to find its feet. A great source of information on Victorian life and society are the newspapers of the times. The scrapbook by George Burgess captures the best of that era; as seen though the eyes of journalism of early modern society in the 19th century. With the wealth of information contained, it tells a story in a way that no other media could; as the sample newspaper articles copied below will show. British humour on how a young suitor got an unexpected windfall from his future father-in-law for agreeing to marry one of his daughters.

British humour about a boy refusing to take his medicine. A poem put to music and published in 1856, written by Charles Swain (1801-1874), an English Poet born in Manchester, England. American humour of a witness giving evidence critical in proving the demise of a passenger who was on board a steamboat when it sunk in Ohio. American humour of a Methodist preacher overdoing it, when during a drought, he prays for rain as a favour in exchange for hospitality. Even though I’ve googled it I can find no reference to the bottomless pit in the cave in Kentucky. I guess this was a rather early fanciful newspaper article used as what was commonly known as a filler e.g. odd story’s republished in different newspapers to fill space. Quite often these story’s had little in substance and any connection to fact was tenuous at best. Undoubtedly, steam power and the innovation of steam trains opening up mass transport and industrialisation never seen before in Britain was a major leap forward that helped to lay the foundations for rapid advancement in other engineering and scientific development.

It was while we were visiting Beamish on a two day visit that we had the privilege to take a free joy ride on Puffing Billy, as shown in the video below. A large open air living museum of times past in northern England, covering life from the Georgian to Edwardian period. American humour of a Temperance family in Massachusetts, where each family member drinks in secret, when the other family members are not about, justifying their indulgence with good excuses. John Francis HOBLER (1835-1856) at age six John attended a Grammar School, High Street, Haverhill, Suffolk, England and was the youngest in his group. In 1851 (aged 15) John was living with his maternal Aunt at 101 Piccadilly Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England and was an engineering student; five years later he committed suicide! At the time of his suicide John was living with his Uncle Charles Clay who was married to his mother's elder sister, Maria Boreham.

Married to the Sea: Victorian Newspaper Art Gone WrongHilarious collection of daily comics, compiled into this paperback book; written by Drew, born 1979 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Click thumbnail to view full-size Daily Life in Victorian London : An Extraordinary Anthology (Victorian London Ebooks Book 4)A Kindle Edition Ebook giving an extraordinary anthology of daily life in Victorian London. Victorian newspaper reporting in Britain and America was different to today's reporting style. To me they read more like today's blog sites rather than a newspaper reporting factual events! The Victorian newspaper articles seem to be written more like mini-stories, often humorous, to entertain the reader rather than be just informative. Nevertheless, I'd be interested to know which of the above main featured newspaper article you found to be the best read. Which of the above Victorian Era Newspaper did you enjoy reading the most? 0 of 8192 characters usedPost CommentNo HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked.