Wuxtry

Art on Sunday #14

Wuxtry - Woodcut color print by Albert Abramovitz, a Federal Arts Project Work Projects Administration work. Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Cliché stock phrase from the 1890s through the 1940s used to denote breaking news! Sometimes uses "extry" or "wuxtry"

Woodcut color print by Albert Abramovitz, a Federal Arts Project Work Projects Administration work.

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. “Wuxtry” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. (image at NYPL)

TV Tropes: “Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Cliché stock phrase from the 1890s through the 1940s used to denote breaking news! Sometimes uses “extry” or “wuxtry” to denote a New England accent! Often shouted by overzealous newsies and paperboys! A Dead Horse Trope nowadays owing to television and the internet! Related to Spinning Paper! Extra! Extra! “

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  • Hilary Aug 30, 2016

    Hi Mike – love that word … great find: sad it’s so out of date – but that’s life. Fantastic wood print – what an amazing find to post for us ..

    Cheers Hilary
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    • Mike Aug 31, 2016

      Thanks. I want to try to remember to continue with something every week for “Art on Sunday.”

      I’ve not kept up with my blogging like I would like to as I was back to working full time for 18 months. Now I am getting back up to speed with it as well as projects around here and getting ready for a camping trip out west.
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