09/18/2013 08:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The New York Times Looks A Little Different Than It Did 162 Years Ago (PHOTOS)

Today is the 162nd birthday of the New York Times. It was born on September 18, 1851.

This is how it looked then:

The lead story was about "The News From Europe." Its opening paragraphs give a nice picture of how the news was done back then:

"The Royal Mail Steamer Europa arrived at Boston yesterday morning at about 6 o'clock. The mails were sent on by the New Haven Railroad train which left at 8 o'clock, and reached this city at an early hour last evening.

By this arrival we have received our regular English and French files, with correspondence, circulars, &c.. to Saturday, September 6th — the Europa's day of sailing.

The news by this arrival has considerable interest though it is not of startling importance."

So, readers were treated to not-that-important news from nearly two weeks ago.

This is the New York Times now:

A couple of things have changed!

CORRECTION: The New York Times celebrated its 162nd, not 152nd, birthday on Wednesday.



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