The internet was 25 years away from inception when this photo was taken in 1945, but the Boston Globe had another way to rapidly disseminate breaking news amongst the masses: chalkboards in a busy city intersection. [Boston Globe]
This Is The Closest Thing Boston Had To A Website In 1945
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An hour before midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1985, a bunch of Harley executives sat in a room at a bank with two stacks of papers, one for bankruptcy and another for recapitalization, if their last gasp ask for fresh investment came in. They had given themselves until midnight to get new money or go bankrupt, and time was running out.
Well, that was fun while it lasted.