Travel, Transportation and Morbid Curiousity

A neat discussion by Randall Stevens at the Historical Society blog about the death of King George II, how fast the news travelled, and the autopsy that followed. I think I’ve been understating pre-industrial travel times…..

Also, a review of a biography of advertising pioneer Alfred Lasker, the inventor of Sun-Maid and Sunkist, popularizer of orange juice, and cigarettes for women.