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Millennium Magazines: Old News

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

You might feel as though you’ve stepped back in time when flicking through a copy of Old News. Even their website has an air of obsolescence, its plain layout a far cry from the over-designed, flash-heavy web spreads of some contemporary magazines. But Old News is not a study in the outdated so much as a curation of what’s come before – covering news stories from 400 BC to the early 1900s that correspond with the current month. In any given issue you might find headlines like “Churchill Expects Trouble From Nazi’s (1932)”, “Dictionary Project Falls Behind Schedule (1876)” or “Russia Claims Alaska (1741)” vying for space on the page.

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Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.