Throwback Thursday – Psycho

Throwback Thursday – Psycho

People lined Spruce Street in September 1960 for a chance to see Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho at the Strand Theater – The film starred Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, Vera Miles and Martin Balsam. It was based on a novel written by Robert Bloch....
Kennedy at 100

Kennedy at 100

On May 29, 1917, John F. Kennedy was born. To mark the centennial of his birth, we have gathered together images and pages from the our archives and of our sister paper, the Hazleton Standard Speaker. To learn more about Kennedy and his legacy visit jfkcentennial.org....
Friday Funnies – Supporting the War

Friday Funnies – Supporting the War

Following the United States entering World War I on April 6, 1917, Scranton Times cartoonist Jim Walsh started drawing a series of cartoons that supported the war. The cartoons ranged in topics from community gardens, the purchase of Liberty Bonds and enlistment in...
The Anniversary of V-E Day

The Anniversary of V-E Day

Today is the Anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day, check out these vintage front pages and advertisements from the Scranton Times.  The Scranton Times  May 8, 1945   The Scranton Times May 8, 1945   Page 2 A series of ads from the May 8th Scranton Times....
Oh the humanity …

Oh the humanity …

80 years ago today in Lakehurst, N.J. the Hindenburg Airship caught fire while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station.  The accident claimed the lives of 36 people. Here are the front pages of the Scranton Times from May 6,1937 the Special Extra and Market Extra....