11 Excellent Tweets from @TweetsOfOld

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Tweets of Old "attempts to reveal the lives of our predecessors through the tweets of yesteryear." In short, it's real newspaper snippets from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The items listed are often bizarre, hilariously raunchy, or just indicators of the times; one tweet reads WOMAN APPEARS IN COURT IN "PANTS"! and is from the Alton Evening Telegraph, February 25, 1922. Well, I never. Here are eleven of our favorite Tweets of Old (reading tip -- the tags at the end of each tweet note the state and year of the newspaper):

Follow Tweets of Old for zillions more. You can also find more context for some passages on the Tweets of Old website.

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January 11, 2013 - 10:46pm
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