Masthead: the name of a newspaper or magazine, which is usually set in a special design and printed at the top of the first page of each issue. [P. Collin (Ed.), Dictionary of publishing and printing. London, United Kingdom].
While many newspapers set their name in plain letters, others have used elaborate designs and typefaces to promote their product. Here are examples of some of these decorative mastheads. The examples are taken from all three formats in our collection — original newspapers, microfilms, and digitized images.