(Original Caption) In honor of National Newspaper Week, movie star Bette Davis, examines a first copy of The Hartford Courant, part of her collection of early Americana. “As the oldest continuously published newspaper in the U.S.,” notes Miss Davis, “The Courant is a symbol of that first freedom which has placed America at the forefront of world journalism and whose existence assures this nation’s remaining a bastion of liberty in an embattled area.” The Courant was founded in 1764.

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