I was poking around Footnote and came across a whole batch of historic comics! If you enjoy the Sunday comics (or daily comics) then you might want to check these out.
- Original Katzenjammer Kids
- Dick Tracey
- Smilin Jack
- Robin Malone
- Advice to Chillun
- Alley Oop
- Lil Abner
- and more
(Newspaper archives are great for tracking families through marriage, anniversary and obituary notices).
What fun! (it is so easy to get me sidetracked 🙂
P.S. There is a cool animation on the newspaper archive page.
UPDATE – September 2011 – Footnote has reinvented itself as Fold3, a premier source of military records (Civil War, Revolutionary War for example) and newspapers. I continue to be pleased with the offerings of Fold3 and have a full subscription. (There is a 7 day free trial if you wish to try it out).