"Capture of a Rebel Alligator" from the Salem Register, December 19, 1861.
(As my wife said, “Damn crafty Johnny Rebs!”)

"Capture of a Rebel Alligator" from the Salem Register, December 19, 1861.

(As my wife said, “Damn crafty Johnny Rebs!”)

Another old newspaper from my grandfather’s files: the Salem Register from December 19, 1861.

Another old newspaper from my grandfather’s files: the Salem Register from December 19, 1861.

My mom recently found several historical documents that my late grandfather had collected over the years. Here’s the New York Times — or rather, the New-York Times — from 150 years ago!

My mom recently found several historical documents that my late grandfather had collected over the years. Here’s the New York Times — or rather, the New-York Times — from 150 years ago!