My, how The Gray Lady has changed over the years!
Josh Begley compiled every front page of The New York Times since 1852 in this Vimeo clip. It's neat to see photographs starting to make their appearance in the newspaper - first as black and white photos, and then as color photos.
(The first edition of The New York Times was published on September 18, 1851. Want to read the first published issue? Wikimedia has it).