Tweets of Old is a Twitter stream of humorous and curious American newspaper headlines from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author “R. L. Ripples” (a pseudonym) began posting the headlines back in 2009 while they were researching a book on fraternal lodge initiations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Sedalia police officers are now enforcing the city ordinance prohibiting women of that city from drinking wine after nightfall. MO1899
— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) September 6, 2012
Colonel L. W. Mustard has been elected a member of the board of Education. DE1903
— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) September 4, 2012
Several strangers arrived in town this week, but we were unable to get their names. KY1892
— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) September 1, 2012
A parasol which matches the color in your hat is the chic thing to have this season. IN1899
— R.L. Ripples (@TweetsofOld) August 31, 2012
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