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Breaking News

Breaking News
A Vintage Photos Theme Park photo for the theme of adage illustrated (a photo illustrating a common adage—please identify the adage).

The old adage about two heads being better than one turns out to be true when it comes to a photo like this one. This is a nineteenth-century CDV showing two young women with their heads sticking out through the torn pages of a newspaper.

And why did they pose like this? They were perpetuating a photographic joke that was popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. They're literally breaking the news or perhaps just looking through the paper.

For other examples, see Breaking the News, Lititz Express, July 4, 1907 and Looking through the Newspaper.

Breaking the News, Lititz Express, July 4, 1907

Looking through the Newspaper

Smiley Derleth, Deborah Lundbech have particularly liked this photo


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 RicksPics
RicksPics club
Great example of theme and enlightened me to the term, "Breaking News" has a much longer history than I had imagined.
2 months ago.
Alan Mays club has replied to RicksPics club
Thanks, Rick! In this age of CNN it is surprising how far back "Breaking News" goes. The Oxford English Dictionary cites an example from a book dated 1840: "Now, however, I have some news to break."
7 weeks ago.
 Deborah Lundbech
Deborah Lundbech club
I'm always so interested in all the vintage trends you discover, collect, and share - and very appreciative that you share the backgrounds to these gems!
Thanks so much, Alan. These are all delightful.
2 months ago.
Alan Mays club has replied to Deborah Lundbech club
Thanks, Deborah, glad you enjoy them!
7 weeks ago.

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