BoingBoing pointed me to this amazing blog, The Hope Chest, that features scans of very old newspaper articles. I highly recommend that you check it out, both for the stories and the purple prose that used to be the stuff of our newspapers. FJ and I ran across this post about a very fat woman and can’t make heads or tails of it. What one earth is going on in this article from the 1857 Chicago Tribune?
What do you think?