Crumbling Paper: Read Comics For What Ails You

Above: Article from The Carroll County Independent, Friday, July 24, 1925 edition found at the Paper of Record website.

This seems like a good time to share this list of online historical newspaper resources for folks to dig for comics with if they are inclined. This list was obtained from a recent message thread from the fantastic Yahoo Platinum Age comics group. I’ve only looked at some of them, but they vary wildly in quality. The comics reproductions generally seem to be of very poor resolution… none of them would be really adequate for printing (the lowest resolution you generally want for printing is 300DPI… web resolution is generally 72DPI).

Paper of Record

archive.olivesoftware.com

fultonhistory.com

ourfuturepast.ca

digitize.gp.lib.mi.us

petermorrisbooks.com

gale.cengage.com

vpl.ca

Papers Past

collectionscanada.ca

lib.utah.edu/digital/unews

loc.gov/chroniclingamerica

winona.edu

news.nnyln.net

brooklynpubliclibrary.org

For wonderful old comics without all the other stuff, check out:

Barnacle Press

The Stripper’s Guide

Coconino Classics

platinumagecomics.org

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