About The Faulkland quiz. (Faulkland, Del.) 1892-18??
Faulkland, Del. (1892-18??)
- The Faulkland quiz. : (Faulkland, Del.) 1892-18??
- Place of publication:
- Faulkland, Del.
- Geographic coverage:
- John T. Mullins
- Dates of publication:
- Began in 1892.
- Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 9 (June 25, 1892).
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The Faulkland Quiz
The Faulkland Quiz was established in 1892 in Faulkland, Delaware, by John T. Mullins, who served as editor and publisher. A weekly newspaper, the Faulkland Quiz was politically independent with a motto that noted that it was "For the Masses." It included a section entitled "Local Quiz" that addressed local issues. Reports from nearby Pennsylvania towns and important news from other Eastern and Middle Atlantic states were also included.
As with other newspapers of the time, the Faulkland Quiz included fictional quotes as well as news of popular interest, such as attempts by French explorers to reach the North Pole. Unlike many other publications, however, the Faulkland Quiz included an illustrated section on current fashions for women. An article addressed the supply of whalebone, an item consistently used in women's clothing at the turn of the century. The Faulkland Quiz included a large number of advertisements. The bulk of these were for assorted remedies for health issues including consumption, catarrh, rheumatism, and liver complaints. This emphasis on treating ailments reflects a time when Americans were becoming more health conscious and had embraced the use of home remedies.
Very little information is available regarding the history of the Faulkland Quiz. It is listed in the 1893 edition of Rowell's Newspaper Directory, but it is unclear when the newspaper ceased publication.
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