Newspaper Archive

How did people talk about eclipses long ago? Check out this collection of newspaper articles from 1800-1930 for a glimpse of eclipse stories before the Internet Age.

Here are some examples of the eclipse stories published in a variety of American newspapers and magazines between 1800-1930.

1878

  • The Coming Total Solar Eclipse (Littel's Living Age, June 1) Open PDF file

  • The Total Solar Eclipse of July 29 (The American Catholic Quarterly Review, October) Open PDF file

  • The Black Monday: A good thing to cut out and paste in your bonnet (Rocky Mountain News, June 18) Open PDF file

  • The Coming Eclipse (Rocky Mountain News July 3) Open PDF file

  • The Sun in Eclipse: How it will be observed by astronomers (St Lewis Globe-Democrat, July 6) Open PDF file

  • The Eclipse of July 29 (Boston Daily Advertiser, July 9) Open PDF file

  • The Sun in Eclipse (The North American, July 12) Open PDF file

  • The Approaching Solar Eclipse (Boston Daily Advertiser, July 22) Open PDF file

  • The Sunstroke Theory: The influence of the planets (Inter Ocean, July 26) Open PDF file

  • Next Monday's Eclipse: What it is and how and where it can best be seen (St Louis Globe-Democrat, July 26) Open PDF file

  • The Coming Event: As seen through a news glass darkly (Daily Rocky Mountain News, July 26) Open PDF file

  • The Eclipse: The great event which will take place to-day (Inter Ocean, July 29) Open PDF file

  • Denver Eclipse: The great event of the century (Daily Rocky Mountain News, July 30) Open PDF file

  • Almost Total: How the eclipse appeared in Galveston (The Galveston Daily News, July 30) Open PDF file

  • The Late Solar Eclipse (The Galveston Daily News, August 1) Open PDF file

  • The Eclipse at Liberty : Photographs of the eclipse (The Galveston Daily News, August 3) Open PDF file

  • The Eclipse: Successful observations near Denver (Boston Daily Advertiser, August 6) Open PDF file

  • Observing the Eclipse: The station at Fort Worth (Boston Daily Advertiser, August 10) Open PDF file

  • In the Rockies: Scenes and incidents of a visit to Monument Park (St Louis Globe-Democrat, August 14) Open PDF file

1889

  • An Eclipse (Daily Evening Bulletin, March 8, 1888) Open PDF file 

  • The Sun's Eclipse: An expedition to witness it (The News and Observer, November 14, 1888) Open PDF file

  • Eclipse of the sun in North Carolina (The News and Observer, December 7, 1888) Open PDF file

1900

  • The Total Eclipse of May 28, 1900 (Christian Observer, June 20) Open PDF file

  • The Coming Total Eclipse of the Sun (McClure's Magazine, May) Open PDF file

  • The Coming Eclipse (Scientific American, April 21) Open PDF file

  • Eclipse Photography (Photo Era, August 1, 1905) Open PDF file

  • The Solar Eclipse (New York Observer and Chronicle, June 7) Open PDF file

  • The Eclipse of the Sun (The American Amateur Photographer, July 1) Open PDF file

  • The Total Eclipse of May 28 (Popular Science, July 1) Open PDF file

  • The Coming Eclipse (The Youth's Companion, February 22) Open PDF file

  • The Impending Solar Eclipse (New York Observer and Chronicle, May 17) Open PDF file

  • Next Total Eclipse of the Sun (Current Literature, January, 1900) Open PDF file

  • The Coming Eclipse (New York Evangelist, May 17, 1900) Open PDF file

  • Total Solar Eclipse (The Cyclopedic Review of Current History, June 1) Open PDF file

  • The Heavens in May (Scientific American, May 5, 1900) Open PDF file

  • The Eclipse Seen in South (Chicago Daily Tribune, May 29) Open PDF file

  • Hit by the Eclipse (The Washington Post, August 19, 1900) Open PDF file

  • On the Solar Eclipse of July 8th, 1842 (American Journal of Science and Arts, October 1841) Open PDF file

  • A Great Sight: Things that have happened when the sun was darkened (The Hartford Courant, May 9, 1900) Open PDF file

  • The Next Eclipse: Will be invisible in San Francisco (Daily Evening Bulletin, August 2, 1888) Open PDF file

  • Eclipse in California (Daily Evening Bulletin, December 8, 1888) Open PDF file

  • Total Eclipse of the Sun in Kansas (Atchison Daily Champion, December 15, 1888) Open PDF file

  • A New Year Eclipse (The News and Observer, December 30, 1888) Open PDF file

  • The Heavens in January: Eclipse of the sun (The Milwaukee Sentinel, December 31, 1888) Open PDF file

  • Ornithological Observations During the Total Solar Eclipse of January, 1889 (American Periodicals, March 1, 1890) Open PDF file

  • A Fruitless Eclipse Expedition (The Daily Inter Ocean, September 26, 1887) Open PDF file

  • Too Many Clouds for a Good View of the Sun's Eclipse (The Milwaukee Sentinel, March 6, 1886) Open PDF file