Des anyone know how the habemus papam announcement was done before microphones?
I founbd these rare photos which shows a cardinal announcing the election of Cardinal Sarto (Pope St. Pius X)–>>(Judging by the clothing of the time) upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/ba/HabemuspapmLuigiMacchi.jpg
What I want to know is that how was it done without microphones? Did they wave a flag or something? I know the announcement of a new pope go back to medieval time (Even before that).