Posts Tagged ‘1881’

December 3

The December 3rd issue of Publisher’s Weekly in 1881 recorded the fact that a new book, entitled Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings—The Folklore of the Old Plantation was ready for publication. Written by a Georgia printer-journalist named Joel Chandler Harris, Uncle Remus struck such a responsive chord that it quickly became a best [...]

May 10

It might have been Thin Space McGill, but more likely it was Small Cap Jones, who—feeling poorly on this day in 1881—did something mighty unusual for a peregrinating printer; he stopped off to visit a doctor. The sawbones examined him and suggested that all he needed was a little more fresh air while sleeping. “Hell, [...]