Literary Digestion; or, a new idea for a post a day

Over two (!) years ago, I started blogging here with the idea that I would post something every day, or close to it. Obviously this hasn’t been the case. Originally I was working in the attic of my grand mother’s house. Later on, I moved and had to work annoying hours.

Now, though, I live closer to work and have found something else to keep me occupied “on the blog”: The back file of the Literary Digest.

The Literary Digest was a very popular and influential newsmagazine back in the 1900s through the mid 1930s. It is really only remembered today for spectacularly botching its prediction of the 1936 presidential election. A sort of “Dewey Defeats Truman” before that other famous messup.

Fortunately for us, the issues pre-1923 have entered the Public Domain and can be freely spread around, which is what I propose to do in this new series. Here is to hoping I can make an interesting post every day out of these old stories and ads.

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