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"Bridgeport Gleanings," The Boston Advocate, Aug 28, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Aug 28 1886-4,5,8,9- Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. Bridgeport Gleanings.Episodes of Travel.pdf
An example of the column "Bridgeport Gleanings" in The Boston Advocate where the readers are informed about social and political affairs, religious events, and news about prominent members in the community. In this particular instance, the column…

"Personal and Pertinent" and "Wants Woman's Department," New York Age, 23 Feb. 1889

1889_New_York_Age_February_23_1889_Lillian Lewis work for Boston Herald.pdf
This page from The New York Age contains a letter to the editor by a female reader who would like to see Getrude Mossell's column "Woman's Department" made a permanent feature of the newspaper. Under "Personal and Pertinent," readers find short…

"Young Ladies of Boston," The New York Age, May 12, 1888

1888_New_York_Age_May_12_1888_Lillian Lewis.pdf
This account of the "varied array of feminine talent" found in Boston includes a detailed portrait of journalist Lillian A. Lewis. The author praises her work as a society editor and connects it implicitly to her talents as a…

"Social News," The Woman's Era, March 24, 1894

1894_Womans Era Vol_I_No_01-2_Social News.pdf
Example of the regular column "Social News," edited by Irene DeMortie and Marion Ridley for The Woman's Era. "Published by Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin in Boston, Massachusetts and distributed nationally between 1894 and 1897" (Emory), The Woman's Era…

"Some Race Doings," Cleveland Gazette, March 23, 1889

Cleveland_Gazette__March_23_1889_Lillian Lewis.pdf
Reprint from The New York Age in Cleveland Gazette, here given the headline "Some Race Doings," which offers a wide variety of news concerning prominent Black artists and writers – such as opera singer Madam Selika and gossip columnist (here called…

The Pine and Palm vol. 1, no. 9, July 13, 1861

BPL_Palm and Pine July 13, 1861_Vol 1 No 4.pdf
An issue of The Pine and Palm (formerly the Weekly Anglo-African, 1859-1861), including an example of the column "All Round the World" (here on p. 3) which ran for about a year and presented the readership of this Black newspaper with snippets of…

The Colored Citizen vol. 3, no. 29, May 19, 1866

AAS_BibID 9567 Colored Citizen.pdf
An issue of the The Colored Citizen, with a special focus on the column "Parlor and Fireside", containing gossip about European celebrities. Credit American Antiquarian Society

The Free Press vol. 1, no. 2, Apr 5, 1868

AAS_BibID 10809 Free Press.pdf
Issue of the Free Press, with special focus on instances of published gossip about politicians from informal sources. Credit American Antiquarian Society

Note to Correspondents, People's Advocate, Sep 25, 1880

1880_Peoples_Advocate_September_25. No Anonymous Gossip.pdf
A note to correspondents that the newspaper is unable to publish any anonymous gossip. Credit Readex: African American Newspapers

"Chit-Chat," Sentinel, Jan 7, 1882

1882_Sentinel_Chit Chat Column.pdf
An example of the gossip column "Chit-Chat," containing short entries reporting about multiple individuals of note. Credit Readex: African American Newspapers

"Miss Edmonia Lewis at Florence," Commonwealth, Oct 21, 1865

1865_Commonwealth_Edmonia Lewis in Florence.pdf
This short article in the column "Artistic" reports the arrival of Edmonia Lewis in Florence through Paris. It adds that she has been received well by other expats and friends, except from one lady from Boston who "declined to received her, --…

Edmonia Lewis' Trunk Stolen, Commonwealth, Aug 12, 1865

1865_Commonwealth_Edmonia Lewis Trunk Stolen.pdf
This short entry quoting the Anglo-African reports that Ada Howard's and Edmonia Lewis' trunks were stolen from their borading-house in Richmond. Credit Readex: America's Historical Newspapers

"Male Gossips," The Christian Recorder, Jun 7, 1862

Christian Recorder_1862_Male Gossips.pdf
This article argues that although "[t]he world, especially the masculine part of it, has always had a great deal to say about female gossips" and it is "doubtless" that women are "good talkers," men also gossip and the author confirms the existence…

"The Way of The World New School of Theology," Colored American Magazine, Dec 1, 1904

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995_gossip as bridging gap between races.pdf
This column with three entries reports on: the re-election of EC Morris as the president of the National Baptist Convention, the largest religious organization among persons of color, at its Austin session; the establishment of the "Frederick Douglas…

American Negro vol. 1, no.11, Oct 25, 1890

1890_American Negro_October_25_1890. Full Issue. Foreign Gossip and Gossip reprinted from Harpers Bazaar.pdf
Full issue of American Negrowhere international news is published under a column entitled "Foreign Gossip" (p. 7) and containing a section about European royals reprinted from Harper's Bazaar (p. 2) Credit Readex: African American Newspapers

Gossip (Washington, DC, 1891)

Gossip 1891 Vol 1.1.pdf
This is the first issue of Gossip, published in Washington, DC, in 1891 (a periodical of the same name appeared in New York in 1900). Numbers 1 to 11 are available on microfilm in the Library of Congress. No other copy seems to have survived – nor…

Town Topics. The Journal of Society, magazine published in New York (1885-1937)

Town Topics, published in New York, was "the preeminentsociety gossip magazine in the 1880s and 1890s" (Knight 1055). When William d'Alton Mann took over, he "turned it into a scandal sheet of a brazenness never equaled since" (New York Times). He…

Lillian A. Lewis

Lillian A. Lewis was one of the first women to make a name for herself as a columnist in Black newspapers. Her Column "They Say" appeared first in The Boston Advocate throughout the 1880s. In the 1890s, she became "the society editress of the Boston…

"Rome – Foreign Correspondence of the Boston Post," Boston Post, February 23, 1867

1867_Boston Post, Feb 23, 1867, p. 1 NewspaperArchive_Cushman Hosmer Rome Riding.pdf
A short excerpt from this long report on the US American art market in Rome – the part in which Hosmer and Cushman are described as expert riders whose muscular physique would make men envious – is subsequently reprinted in a number of newspapers,…

C. W. Elliott's "One Woman's Work," The Galaxy, Feb 1869

1869. Galaxy Magazine. Woman Work by Elliot.pdf
In a dramatized biographical account, Elliott depicts a hard-working, ambitious Cushman and her rise to success. Elliott includes direct quotes, questions, exclamation marks, and behind-the scenes gossip which "[m]any will remember." The article…