Wednesday Whimsy: Tweets of Old

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Do you know “TweetsofOld?”  It’s a great project, which extracts newspaper headlines from yesteryear and puts them in Tweet version.

It’s a wonderful mess.  I just love it.

Here are a few of my recent favorites:

WOMAN APPEARS IN COURT IN “PANTS”!

WOMAN APPEARS IN COURT IN “PANTS”!

In Judge Yager’s court this morning was the first woman to visit the court attired in the new style of garmenture. She was Mrs. Pearl Crouch, who offered the use of her automobile to convey some witnesses down to appear before the grand jury, among them her sister. Mrs. Crouch wore a suit built on the style of the soldiers uniform trousers during the war, only they were made of a neat pattern of wool. The suit included coat and trousers and was evidently new. She attracted considerable attention, as most of the men had not yet seen any woman so clad, on the streets and in public places, such as a court room. The style, it was explained, was one that they would probably see a great deal more of in the course of time, and they might even expect to see women wearing knickerbockers!   –from the Alton Evening Telegraph, February 25, 1922

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