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Exploring Newspaper Front Pages from the Sinking of the Lusitania

Explore newspaper front pages from the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. We've curated front pages from the Library of Congress archives to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of this historic event.
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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.

RMS Lusitania coming into port, possibly in New York, 1907-13 (Wikipedia)


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.

The Tacoma Times. – May 07, 1915


This next one is from South Bend, Indiana.

South Bend New Times (afternoon edition) – May 7th, 1915


The one below is a photo-less front page from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Albuquerque Morning Journal – May 8th, 1915


Finally, here is the front page of the Bridgeport Evening Farmer from Connecticut.

The Bridgeport Evening Farmer – May 8th, 1915


Source: Chronicling America, Library of Congress

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