Tag Archive: 1918

Jan 11

1918 New York fashion, long, slim chic

From the Morning Telegram November 25, 1918 ©The Tribune

One of the reasons the Daily Telegram overtook the older Tribune in the contest for subscribers were the features that appealed to women. Telegram owner/editor, C.L. Day,  had recently come from Long Beach and was more in touch with trends. He subscribed to a news service that packaged articles and photos that gave readers a …

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Nov 12

Spanish Influenza cartoon #3

November 11, 1918Once again our paragon of anger management, Everett True, acts on an impulse most of us are too polite to do. In the era of Spanish Influenza a sneeze was a public health issue.Links to other stories in the series: Spanish Flu Cartoon Spanish Influenza of 1918 hits California’s Central Coast Spanish Flu …

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Nov 11

November 11, 1918 World War I Armistice Day

November 11, 1918 This time the announcement was for real, the fighting was halted and the stage was set for the end of World War I. Sadly the peace was bungled. The punitive nature of the surrender negotiations are alluded to in the headline: Germany is Hog-Tied by Terms The importance of railroads was underlined …

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Nov 10

The Melancholy Daze, Satterfield cartoon

Bob Satterfield cartoon The melancholy daze

November 8, 1918 This was the other comic on the Daily Telegram’s page two that day. As fall swept in the end of World War I was near at hand. This cartoon by Bob Satterfield shows a downcast Kaiser Wilhelm II with a can labled defeat, tied to a leg and leaves falling with the …

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Nov 09

Spanish Flu Cartoon #2

Outbursts of Everett True.jpg

November 8, 1918 The Telegram of the late teens did not have a comic or sports page, newspapers have evolved many specialized features in the 90 years since. Sports pages, stock tables, advice columns, comic pages all would be part of the future. Page two was a light hearted page compared to the others with …

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Nov 07

Oops, this is what happened

November 8, 1918 Let the blames begin. The Daily Telegram crashed back to reality after the giddy extra edition. Advertising was back on the front page and three headlines tried to explain what went wrong. In today’s era of rapid communication the premature peace announcement would be truth tested as soon as it was released …

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Nov 06

1918 Give War a Chance, premature peace announcement


November 6, 1918 It could be the biggest mistake combined history of the Telegram or Tribune’s. An hurried Extra edition was put out on Wednesday (the nameplate says Sunday) with the screaming top headline: GERMANY ASKS PEACE ON WILSON’S 14 POINTS Problem was it wasn’t true yet. The United Press wire service reports do not …

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Nov 05

First World War, Fourth Bond Drive

October 3 and 6, 1918 War was treated differently by America in the early 20th Century as these advertisements attest. Citizens financed the war directly through bond issues. This was the fourth bond drive of the war. These ads ran on an almost daily basis during the drive, co-sponsored by a local business. Articles in …

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Nov 04

World War I troop train

Red Cross canteen workers during WWI are meet one of the many troop trains which passed through San Luis Obispo. They brought snacks and a friendly smile to soldiers who were traveling on cramped cars for sometimes days at a time.  This photo is from the Old Mission collection. In 1916 railroad traffic for troops …

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Jul 13

Babe Ruth Red Sox All star 1918

November 30, 1918 As baseball takes the All Star break, we have a chance to look back at the man who brought baseball into the modern age, the game’s first superstar, George Herman Ruth. In 2009 the Yankees play in a new stadium that the Babe never knew but the franchise and the sport would …

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