Pics from my local paper Dated December 7

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    Pics from my local paper Dated December 7

    Just wanted to share a couple of photos from my local newspaper dated Dec. 7th. I have the whole newspaper and is the only one that I know of that is complete, with no alterations.

    These are not reproductions, they are actual photos of the newspaper taken with my digital camera in my dining room.

    Although I cannot post all of the pics of that day's pics, I hope you guys enjoy these...
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    Thanks for sharing, Wes...

    How did you keep the newspaper preserved so well in such a humid place?
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    It's good to see that your preserving history over there.

    My home state has been doing a veterns project. While I have heard the stories of many sailors and marines from that day, our state historical society tracked down a nurse from that day. It was a perspective that had been rarely approached.

    Lest we forget what those that came before has done for this country.
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    Those are some papers to keep alright, my Dad talks about it, how he was 12 and remembers when the newspaper came at an odd time of day, special edition. No T.V.'s back then to get the news out fast. Newspaper boy yelling "Pearl Harbor Attacked"
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    TA; moisture is always a problem here, but forunately, the computer room is usually warmer than the rest of the house, so it's still in good shape. I don't want to laminate it and lose it's 'original' value.

    I've had the newspaper since I was 8-9 yrs. old, and am now glad that I hung onto it.
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    While I worked in the Pearl Harbor Shipyard in the early seventies as an apprentice painter (shop 71), I was assigned to work with an older journeyman painter. He actually had been working there at the time of the attack, and he told me of the gruesome task of having to pull bodies/body parts out of the water and from the dry docks, etc. Imagine being only 17 yrs. old and having to do that. (He lied about his age so that they would let him work.)
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    My Uncle was at Pearl that Day. My Dad went to Guadalcanal in a destroyer; the squadron is still out there,'on patrol'. A Generation we sorely miss.....
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    What a great piece of history!
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    Wes, you might want to do a little research on preservation of old newspapers. Reduced humidity is a help, but there are other problems. Newspaper is made from wood pulp and contains acid. This is why it turns brown. The acid causes the paper to get very brittle and eventually to crumble. There are ways to deacidify the paper, but that may be too expensive. Even if you don't deacidify you should store the paper flat in a archival box designed for newspapers with non-acidic paper between the pages. You should be able to get the necessary items for a reasonable price.

    You might try the state archives, state library, or a university library and see if they can give you some assistance in preserving this valuable piece of history.

    You are right not to laminate it. That will only seal the acid in and eventually you will have a laminated pice of brown trash because the paper will have gotten so dark that it is unreadable.
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    Thanks for sharing, that's a great piece of history. Other than what dr_cmg stated, your hands have oils that can break down the paper. Get a pair of cotton gloves and wear those when handling it.

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    Thanks...

    for saving and sharing that piece of important history...

    I hope that history doesn't repeat itself...

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