My degree project explores the history of Baltimore by mimicking the shift from print to web found in most newspapers today. The Daily Exchange had a brief circulation in Baltimore from 1858 to 1861, I was interested in its political stance (pro-immigrants, anti-discrimination [racial and religious]), and thus relatively impartial reflection of life in mid-1800s Baltimore. The Daily Exchange was notable for its adherence to an 8-column grid, which I thought would be helpful as I translated its content to the web.