If, like me, you are a general lover of old things, then I presume you already know about Retronaut, a superb online collection of photos and other media from decades past. Seriously, you could get lost in there for hours. Today I happened upon this gem, a screenplay rejection form letter from an early 20th century movie studio in Chicago.
So many of these are not so far off from scientific manuscript rejections, that I had to chuckle at the idea of today's journals sending out a similar checklist. Wouldn't that make it so much easier? Just eliminate all harrowing death bed scenes from your paper, and you're golden!