omg maybe i'm a mega-nerd, but i just found out that if you goto the website for time magazine
, you can go to the search box in the upper center and search their archives all the way back to 1923.
imagine - it's like you have a stack of all these primary sources, every single edition, and you can googlize it!
i mean, i love old magazines, they give you a perspective that you don't get from herstory
Feb. 29, 1988 "Belles in Baltimore HAIRSPRAY"
Aug. 24, 1981 "He Digs Downtown" / Rouse
Jul. 22, 1974 "Chaos in Charm City"
Apr. 11, 1960 "The Sun's Orbit"
Oct. 25, 1948 Letters / Bromo Seltzer
Aug. 16, 1948 "The Right to Know"
Nov. 19, 1945 "Saloon Editor"
Apr. 17, 1933 "Prosit!" / End of Prohibition
Oct. 27, 1924 "Practical Mencken"
Apr. 26, 1954 "Bat, Beer & Camera"
maybe i'm the only one who enjoys this. but you gotta love the mencken quote regarding baltimore from 1945: "i need peace. i live in a remote slum surrounded by lintheads, okies and anthropoids ... far from where the respectable profiteers live."
and at the repeal of prohibition 12 years earlier, getting his first beer:
"pretty good." he pronounced. "not bad at all. fill it again."