Sept. 30, 1886: ‘An Orgie Such as Even the Most Salacious Pen of Ancient Rome Never Dared Describe’

L.A. Times, Sept. 30, 1886
Sept. 30, 1886: We decided to dig out the original quote from Joe Mozingo’s history of the Los Angeles Times in Sunday’s paper. And let it be said that the editorial pages of frontier newspapers were not known for their decorum. A little context: Virtually all frontier newspapers wrote like this in the 19th century and are most entertaining.

But summoning a photographer “for an obscene purpose” to take a picture of the exhausted (and presumably passed out) survivors of a night of debauchery? Nothing is new, is it?

On the jump, the entire, unsigned, editorial, plus a little technical difficulty delays deliver of The Times.

L.A. Times, Sept. 30, 1886

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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