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The Tiny Tattler

Billed as 'Canada's Smallest Newspaper,' this unique title was published intermittently in Central Grove, Digby Neck (Digby County) from 1933 to 1943. Printed on a small press with hand-set type, the Tattler began with 18 subscribers and built to over 5,000 at its peak, across Nova Scotia and beyond. A variant title, The Tiny Telegram, was also published by Shortliffe Print in Caledonia, Queens County, beginning in 1938. The issues digitized here were donated by the family and arrived bound in yearly increments, each with a hand-decorated cover. The Tattler continues to generate interest in the local news, advertisements and perspective it provided 75 years ago.

All issues from 1933-1936 and 1938




The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.



The Tiny Tattler
Ivan A. Shortliffe, Editor, owned and printed by the Shortliffe Print, Central Grove.


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