May 19, 2008

Queen Victoria is Dead


My grandmother gave me this newspaper clipping from 1901 announcing Queen Victoria's death. I find the caption "VICTORIA, THE GREATEST OF ENGLAND'S RULERS, DEAD AT OSBORNE HOUSE, ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT" to be a fascinating bit of history. But the best part is the mundane series of ads on the reverse for carpets, automobile coats, furs and steamer trunks.

1 comment:

sMacThoughts said...

omg, you are so lucky, this is awesome!