Since Delmarva’s old newspapers are priceless sources for local and family history research, I have always had an interest in the history of these publications. As a result, I was always on the lookout for photographs of the editors, newsrooms, print shops, and related images.
Here are two of the composing room of the Every Evening, a Wilmington, Delaware newspaper, from September 1905.
Wilmington had lively competition in the newspaper business, readers having lots of choice, particularly in the afternoon, as there were a number of broadsheets. Over time these papers merged, the last afternoon product coming off the presses when the Evening Journal ceased publication in April 1989. Here is a link to a little more history on the Wilmington dailies.