Interesting Find (vintage newspapers)

When William C. Von Glahn retired from the Pathology Department in 1957, he donated his collection of historical portraits of famous scientists and doctors to the LSU School of Medicine. The Library received the collection in 1985 and has just recently begun a major project to conserve the images.

The first step in conservation is to unframe the images so that old acidic materials will not damage the portraits going forward. Much to our surprise we discovered 1930s era newspapers used to “stuff” the frames, including a 1935 issue of the New York Journal with a large headline announcing that Huey Long had died and part of a Daily Mirror from 1939 touting the 4th World Series win for the New York Yankees.

New York Journal 1935


Daily Mirror 1939