We missed the 100th anniversary of the Lusitania’s sinking, but we still wanted to post some old images, or in this case, newspaper front pages from then.
The ship was attacked by German U-boat, U-20 on May 7th, 1915, off the coast of Ireland (check out our amazing photos of Ireland). A total of 1,198 people were killed in the attack, with 761 survivors. Ultimately, this horrific act turned international opinion firmly against the Germans during World War I and placed the United States on the path to entering the war.
We dug through the amazing Library of Congress archives to come up with a number of front pages from newspapers all across the United States. Take a look below.
This first newspaper is from Tacoma, Washington.
This next one is from South Bend, Indiana.
The one below is a photo-less front page from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Finally, here is the front page of the Bridgeport Evening Farmer from Connecticut.