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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.

Issue: 1 February 1933 Volume 1 Number 1


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  March 1933 Volume 1 Number 2


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  April 1933 Volume 1 Number 3


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  April 1933 Volume 1 Number 4


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  May 1933 Volume 1 Number 5


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  May 1933 Volume 1 Number 6


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  June 1933 Volume 1 Number 7


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  July 1933 Volume 1 Number 9


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  July 1933 Volume 1 Number 8


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  August 1933 Volume 1 Number 10


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  August 1933 Volume 1 Number 11


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  September 1933 Volume 1 Number 12


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  October 1933 Volume 1 Number 13


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  October 1933 Volume 1 Number 14


The Tiny Tattler

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

Issue:  October 1933 Volume 1 Number 15


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