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Record 11531

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'There was the "Police News" and the "Police Budget". I don't think these had any connection, officially, with the police, that was just their name. They specialised in depicting crime in pictures, and also the manly arts of boxing and wrestling. The most sensational crime of the previous week was always given on the front page; and if it was murder by knife or gunshot, there was always oceans of blood sloshed about the picture, and the dying man's face was horrific with his agony. These journals were printed on pink newsprint.'
Century: 1850-1899, 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: St Helens
county: Lancashire
other location: newsagent's shop window
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Joseph Stamper
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 14 Oct 1886
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: son of ironmoulder
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Police News
Genre: Law, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 11531  
Source - Print  
  Author: Joseph Stamper
  Editor: n/a
  Title: So long ago
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1960
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 160
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Joseph Stamper, So long ago (London, 1960), p. 160, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=11531, accessed: 19 September 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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