Category: Blasts from the Past!

100 Years Ago: May 21, 1918

On May 21, 2018 the Great War dominated the news. The Perth Amboy Evening News front page contained stories that local contributions for the Red Cross reached the half way mark of their $40,000 goal, America’s first field army (200,000…

Illustrating Through Illustrations

For a time the Perth Amboy Evening News ran editorial cartoons above the fold on page one. These single panel illustrations highlighted central issues of the day. August 1908 offers several interesting examples, as twenty-one editorial cartoons appeared on its…

Bright Boy Gone Wrong

On June 16, 1905 the Perth Amboy Evening News ran a front-page article titled “Bright Boy Gone Wrong.” It concerned August Revis, a young boy recently arrested for plundering a neighbor’s garden. Here are excerpts from the article. August Revis,…