It’s a BIG day in this country, every four years. We have the privilege of electing who will be our President for the next four years. In addition many congressional seats are also decided.
It is most always controversial and contentious. With each side wanting their candidate to win. Much is always at stake.
I thought I would take a look at some headlines from the Detroit Free Press for each election day from 1904 through 1944. This will consist of 10 front pages. I am missing the 1932 edition as it has not yet been scanned and added to newspapers.com. I picked the Detroit Free Press.....well, because I am Michigan Girl, born in Detroit.
Tell me what you see as you read through this very brief clip of what made the headlines during those ten years?
I see that the issues really haven’t changed too much.
- There is encouragement for people to get out and vote.
- I see worry about election fraud
- I see each side predicting their candidate will win
Is this any different than today? I don’t think so.
Here they are. Detroit Free Press headlines from 1904-1944.
(Please click on any image to enlarge it)
|1904 Detroit Free Press front page
|1908 Detroit Free Press front page
|1912 Detroit Free Press front page
|1916 Detroit Free Press front page
|1920 Detroit Free Press front page
|1924 Detroit Free Press front page
|1928 Detroit Free Press front page
|1936 Detroit Free Press front page
|1940 Detroit Free Press front page
|1944 Detroit Free Press front page
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