During Wartime, Creative Newspaper Deliveries
With announcement of the recent sale of the Cape Gazette, we decided to check out newspaper history on the Delaware Public Archives site. During World War II, the federal government placed restrictions on the use of motor vehicles for delivery of newspapers. In Wilmington, the Morning News and Evening Journal daily newspapers reverted to the use of horses and carriages for delivery of newspapers in the city. This photograph from June 6, 1942, shows a carriage pulled by old “Dobbin” delivering a stack of newspapers to a local vendor.