Category: Blasts from the Past!

Pistachio Day

February 26th is Pistachio Day! At the NJ Digital Newspaper Project office, we thought we’d share a few pistachio related items from the 1921 Perth Amboy Evening News. This ad from advertises chocolate covered pistachio nut “nougotines” along with other…

Presidential Birthdays

In the early 1900s, Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays were separate holidays, not yet combined into Presidents’ Day. This ad from the February 10, 1917 Perth Amboy Evening News shows how The Boston Store planned to commemorate these presidents’ birthdays.   This…

Newspaper Valentines

Although Valentine’s Day has come and gone, we in the New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project office wanted to share a few Valentine’s images from New Jersey’s historic newspapers. The February 10, 1920 edition of the Perth Amboy Evening News featured…