Carriers’ Addresses: The Holiday Gratuity, With a Little Flair
Carriers’ Addresses: The Holiday Gratuity, With a Little Flair
December 30, 2011

Written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian It still happens at this time of year, a holiday greeting is slipped under the door from a service provider offering good wishes and a subtle hint to be remembered with an end-of-the-year gratuity.  The practice is an old one, but was, in the 18th and 19th centuries, carried…

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An Occasion for a Rare “Screaming” Headline
An Occasion for a Rare “Screaming” Headline
October 14, 2011

Written by Mariam Touba, N-YHS Reference Librarian Even as we are told that newspapers are a dying medium, each of us can remember their banner headlines announcing momentous events.  Such headlines, however, did not always come with newspapers.  How then did early newspapers alert their readers to important occurrences?  The answer is, “very subtly,” at…

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