The Minnesota Historic Society has put up some news papers (out of copyright) online for viewing. Here is one of them.
While looking up old YA literature on HathiTrust, I ran across this, which is the voter roll for the Bronx in 1903.
It is what it is at first glance really, a tedious enumeration of voters, addresses and parties, useful only for genealogy. And noting that the United States did once have parties like “Social Democrat” and “Socialist Labor” (and the occasional “Prohibition”).
Then you turn up:
I have no idea what Charles H. Douglas’s party registration is. There wasn’t, that I’m aware of, a “defective” party. If his registration was bad, wouldn’t they just reject it? Was this the 1903 version of “show ID at polling place”? Persons with mental limitations (“mental defectives”) were forbidden to vote, so I doubt it is that.
If anyone knows anything about this, please post a comment here.
As many people in the United States know, Vermont is a State in the Union. Like all other States, it has local government. UNlike most other States, the State’s Secretary of State (no connection with the federal one, currently Tillerson) maintains a list of local government non-civil service positions, viewable here.
I don’t know if the current Secretary of State wrote the descriptions or not, but some of them are a hoot. For example:
Have you ever, when young or otherwise new to a field or endeavor, turned up something interesting that you later discard and then even later realize was truly unique and should have been saved?
So the song I referenced in the title isn’t the greatest ever, but it is a perfectly vague segue into my subject…
Yes, that Confederacy.
Not a porno.
I found this antient (1914, despite what the cover says) yearbook from Colgate University:
It is a 10 ream paper box. I have no idea what happened to the company, other than it disappeared in the pre-Internet days, so there is no record of it online… at all.
Any information would be welcome. It is a beautifully designed logo, especially the semicircle dots on the lowercase i’s.