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