From the Collection

Tell a Joke Day

A high-contrast scan of a joke from an old newspaper.

It is a popular misconception that our Victorian ancestors were all stiff and formal without any time for a good joke. Truth be told Victorians enjoyed a good laugh, and Aurorans from the Victorian age were no exception. Here are a few funny lines from the Aurora Banner, dated February 8, 1895 (Aurora Banner Vol 34 – No.6).

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