Look what I found! Chronicling America
Headline: Train Wreck in Washington, DC, December 30, 1906
The Library of Congress has partnered with the National Endowment of the Humanities to develop a web-based searchable database of historic newspapers.
The Chronicling America web site provides free access to more than a million pages of historic newspapers from 11 states, published between 1880 and 1922.
Topics widely covered in the American press of the time include comic strips, Bloomer Girls (women’s baseball), Ellis Island, Jack the Ripper, the race to the North Pole, the San Francisco earthquake, and more! To find out when new things are added, sign up for Chronicling America’s weekly notification service.
In 2008, the Library of Congress began offering historical photograph collections through Flickr in order to share some of our most popular images with a new visual community. Now, its Flickr collections include illustrated and visual content from historic American newspapers. To view the photos on Flickr, go to:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/collections/ and select the Historic Newspapers collection. You do not need a Flickr account to view the images.