During Wartime, Creative Newspaper Deliveries

January 11, 2022

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. 

  • Delaware Cape Region History in Photographs, published every Tuesday in the Cape Gazette, features historical photos from Delaware's Cape Region - particularly - and from throughout Sussex County and Delaware generally.

    Readers are invited to submit photos of historic interest. They can be mailed to the Cape Gazette at PO Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958, or via email to

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