The Guardian on Christmas Day

While it is tradition for newspapers to not publish on Christmas Day, this hasn’t always been the case: The Guardian printed on Christmas Day in (at least) 1913 through 1920 and in 1926. Here are the covers from those editions, pulled from and rendered with ImageMagick:

Christmas Day Covers from The Guardian

For those of you wanting the recipe:

  1. Scrape high-resolution JPEG2000 images out of (a non-public beta right now).
  2. Convert to JPEG with GraphicConverter (could have also done this with ImageMagick).
  3. From the command link, use the ImageMagick “montage” command to stitch them together:
montage *.jpg -tile 3x3 -geometry +20+20 ../montage.tiff