Monday, May 16, 2011

Word On The Street - Chinatown San Francisco early 1900s

Reading the Bulletin Boards, China Town, San Francisco, circa 1910s
Published by F W Woolworth, San Francisco

Some say the days of the newspaper are numbered but in this postcard view from the 1910s there are plenty of readers of the Chinese news bulletins on the streets of San Francisco's China Town. 

While today's news reader may not be as thorough in reading from cover to cover two or three different newspapers a day, technology has made it possible to sample a wider range of papers. 

The jury is still out on the question whether the quality of journalism has improved over the past 100 years.

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