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Graphic Newspaper Reports From the 1800s

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Despite our current obsession with horror movies and over-the-top, sensationalized stories in mainstream media, newspapers today have pretty vague crime reports. Even though some horrific things happen around the country on a daily basis, the details are often not reported in the media.

This wasn’t always the case.

Back in the 1800s, newspapers went pretty in depth with the deets of violent incidents. Whether this was to sell papers or because life was much harsher than it is now, it’s very surprising how different reports were compared to today.

old time prisoners


Get ready for some graphic old time, stomach churning reportage…