Oct. 1, 1909 (Friday)
THOSE WERE THE DAYS: Today's Globe includes an advertisement for the paper that touts the growing circulation. The amply fed men above -- mascots of a sort for the newspaper -- hold a notice that indicates that both Sunday and daily circulation is rising.
One hundred years later, the numbers look much better. In fact the increase is incredible. In 2007-2008, the daily circulation was 350,605; the Sunday circulation was 525,959 (according to a Globe sgtory from April 2008). The big trouble... The 21st century numbers are high, but FALLING FAST.
THE ISSUE IS STILL ALIVE: A promo in today's Globe promises a raft of stories in the Sunday edition of the paper. One story might be worth reading 100 years later -- in light of ongoing disputes and concerns about immigration. The article is titled (at right) "What Immigrants Are Undesirable?" It is written by Commissioner Williams of New York, described as "a society leader and millionaire who gave up a lucrative law practice for duties on Ellis Island."