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Category Archives: Broken hearts

Canadian vampiresAChicago Tribune, August 20, 1921. Technically the Trib was a broadsheet paper, as opposed to a tabloid, but content-wise it tended to blur the barrier between the two schools of journalism. A dude stepping out on his wife scarcely fit the New York Times‘s definition of “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” But how about that Miss Gertrude Ingleby, putting out all over Chinatown?! Scandalous!

Mar2618959flirtChicago Tribune, March 26, 1859. Twenty-seven years before Stevenson would publish The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a Boston physician is driven over to the dark side by the trifling widow of a dry goods merchant.

Jekyll and Hyde, by the way, is one of those classics that’s everything it’s cracked up to be, like Heart of Darkness and Moby-Dick. Serious evil emanates from every page.

march-1-1904aWashington Post, March 31, 1904. It’s like a Louvin Brothers song.