From an incredibly weird pre-internet, pre-cellphone, pre-cable-TV world! Limbs in actual motion--outdoors! Witness the horror of "free-range children!"
Problem: It's hard to travel with a baby.
Solution: build a portable cage to carry your kid in. I wonder if the TSA would approve of these. Source: Illustrated World (Mar 1920)
I can't quite figure out what dentist Jeffrey Gordon was up to. Was the plan to annul his marriage in order to remarry his wife to make their marriage fully legal? That's what I'm assuming. The law legalizing marrying your aunt-by-marriage must not have been retroactive. But evidently his wife didn't fully trust him. So there must have been more to the story.
Source: The Paris Texas News
- Sep 29, 1960.
Insidious adult-slanted propaganda!
The lesson? If only doctors could build our cars.
Family lives in eerie black hole environment, stores floating possessions at many levels but without formal order.
Original ad here.
We often hear of folks such as "Clark Rockefeller" who are born poor and masquerade as rich people. But what about a fellow born rich who wants to be poor?
Original article here.
A picture of Cyrus Eaton III circa the runaway period.
No doubt it was hard being the grandson of Cyrus Eaton the First
, creator of the family fortune.
Here's Grandpa leading the pack in 1958, with Cyrus the Third appearing as the third child behind Grandpa.
Cyrus Eaton the Second followed pretty much in his father's mode, as we learn from the obituary of Cyrus Eaton II.
And guess what else we learn from that obit? Cyrus Eaton the Third has become "Cyrus Wind Dancer." A little googling finds out he now runs a clock repair business
in Santa Rosa, CA.
Free from the burdens of wealth at last!
I tend to forget--and perhaps a younger generation never knew--just how weird
Gumby was, right from his first adventure, seen here.