Crumbling newspapers held in the British Archive. An ambitious 10-year project with findmypast.com aims to digitize 50 million pages of newsprint from the collection.
Extra-large scanners are used to transform 8,000 pages into digital form every day.
Richard III 'Discovery'
In 1935, the Bath Weekly Chronicle and Herald reported the discovery of a skeleton thought to be Richard III's.
A 1924 news brief gets a dig in at famed mathematician Albert Einstein.
An archivist positions newsprint on a special scanner.
An archivist irons out creases in an old newspaper. Some severely damaged papers have to undergo special conservation before scanning.
A miscellaneous news segment from 1851 tells of a mishap at the Crystal Palace, the enormous glass building created to house the international expo.
A Lady Thief
The scandalous tale of a "lady thief" in Hereford.
A 1934 article datelined Birmingham, Ala., tells of an alleged elephant theft.
Old newspapers display the medical cures of the times, including the alliteratively named "Pink Pills for Pale People."
A newspaper supplement commemorating the crowning of Queen Victoria.
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Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.