One of America’s oldest and most widely-circulated publications celebrates its 92nd anniversary. 


In honor of TIME’s 92nd anniversary, the full March 3, 1923 issue is available online. Since we realize you might be pressed for time, (see what we did there?) we’ve compiled some startling similarities—and some shocking differences—between 1923 and now.

First, 90 years of history in iconic TIME covers, in just 120 seconds.

Issue Price

  • 1923: 15 cents
  • Now: $14.99 a month for a Next Issue Premium subscription. Divide that by 145 titles. Looks like we’ve got the 1923 price beat by about 5 cents an issue.


  • 1923: The Chilean government advised the American Commission of Senators and Diplomats attending the Pan-American Conference in Santiago to “get vaccinated or stay home.”
  • February 16, 2015 issue: Measles was eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, but 2014 saw 23 outbreaks, largely due to a rising rank of parents who don’t believe in vaccinating their children.
National Affairs
  • 1923: Cover man Joseph Gurney Cannon retired at 86 after serving 23 terms in the House of Representatives. Minimum wage law was just being proposed. Divorce was not yet legalized in all states. And women were petitioning for control over prohibition enforcement, stating that “[women] are more prejudiced in favor of prohibition than men.”
  • February 23, 2015 issue: Hilary Clinton and Jeb Bush made plans for their respective 2016 presidential campaigns. Alabama judges fought the Supreme Court to uphold the state ban on same-sex marriage. And yet another cop went on trial for the shooting of an unarmed black man in NYC.
The Arts
  • 1923: Charlie Chaplin’s “The Pilgrim” hit theaters, while James Joyce’s Ulysses was met with the reaction, “It appeared that Mr. Joyce had taken some half million assorted words…shaken them up in a colossal hat, and laid them end to end.”
  • February 23, 2015 issue: “Birdman” won out for Best Picture at the Oscars, Saturday Night Live celebrated its 40th anniversary, and Kristen Wiig danced during Sia’s performance of “Chandelier” at the Grammys.

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