This application allows you to access the pioneering database Paperofrecord.com. In 2001 Cold North Wind introduced technology to digitize historical newspapers in their original published form. The archive contains over 21 million scanned images of historic newspapers, with dates ranging from 1752 to 2003. The free version allows you to view the first page of any archived newspaper. You can purchase a subscription that allows you to view all of the pages of any archived newspaper.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_North_Wind_Inc,_%26_Paperofrecord.com for more background information.