Category Archives: Mascot Mondays

The final Mascot Monday

It’s here. 12 weeks of the Mascot. School is about to start and although I have gotten a lot of research done (most not posted here) it’s time to shift my main focus back to graduate school and grab any … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #11 of 12: Enlargement

The Mascot debuted on February 18, 1882. Running eight pages, the paper started out 9 ¼ x 12 ¾ inches in size, but on September 2, 1882 it changed to 15″ x 11″, which it remained for almost its entire … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #10 of 12: The Divorce Mill

Okay, I am on vacation. Morning on the beach eagle-watching, afternoon doing wedding prep for my nephew, evening dinner with friends and one free-for-all track meet… Determined to make this summer goal. As I stated in my lecture, toward the … Continue reading

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Mascot Monday #9 of 12: Kisses

Here is something a little bit lighthearted (and a bit misogynistic) after abortions, bank robberies and murder. THE OLD FELLOW LOVED KISSES So Upon Columbus Day He Kissed a Car Full. The Old Maid Liked It, But the Married Woman … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #8 of 12: A Girl Gone Wrong

ANOTHER GIRL GONE WRONG. MISS FLORENCE WARNER DIES FROM THE EFFECTS OF AN ATTEMPTED ABORTION. Three Men are Suspected of the Parentage, William H. Barrow, a Grey-Haired Camp Street Hardware Merchant, and a Prominent Member of the Southern Athletic Club. … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #7 of 12: This day in history 125 years ago

First off, what an amazing cover illustration. Here is the article that accompanied it: The newspapers throughout the State, which are held in the grasp of the politicians and office-seekers of both factions, and which refuse to recognize the right … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #6 of 12: Friends in the Mascot Part Two

On March 14, 1891, in response to the murder of police chief David Hennessy the preceding year, citizens of New Orleans stormed the local prisons and lynched eleven Italians they believed were responsible for the murders. When Hennessy was gunned down, he … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #5 of 12: Friends in the Mascot Part One

One of the great things about my research involving the Mascot is that I have discovered friends’ relatives immortalized in their pages. Two I have confirmed and two I am waiting to confirm (they need to check their family tree). … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays 2 of 12: Bicycles!

Okay, I am in a hotel bar in Chicago. I slept five hours two nights ago, and four hours on a train last night. Spent about 8 hours hanging around Chicago today. I am on the brink of exhaustion and … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays

For the summer months, I am starting a new weekly blog: Mascot Mondays. Every Monday during the summer (at least until school starts) I will share an article from the Mascot. Yeah, I know today is Wednesday, so you can … Continue reading

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