Odd choice of photo to advertise their product, since this Big Red team member seems to be suffering from some kind of intestinal distress. From the Cornell Alumni News
- Oct 19, 1939
Unless he was smoking something else.....
This story ran in the Washington Post
on June 26, 1933. It describes how a dispute over how many coats of paint is required to paint a car resulted in tragedy.
But it leaves unanswered the question of how much paint is needed to paint a car. My hunch would be that paint is better nowadays than it was in 1933, so fewer coats are needed. But I'd say it has to be three coats minimum (including the primer). Nine coats (even back in 1933) sounds like too much.
From an era when "laxative" obviously meant something different than today--I hope!
Original (full) ad here.
Scroll to page 8.
Listen to just the first three minutes at least of the Cackle Sisters
, and then tell me if you don't agree that contemporary C&W music needs more bird imitations and yodeling.
Back in 1936, Patricia Salter had an unusual hobby for a 12-year-old girl. She collected dirt. Whenever I come across stories like this, it always makes me wonder what became of the collection. I'm guessing that at some point it must have been tossed in the trash, or dumped outside.
But it looks like there are some like-minded dirt enthusiasts in the present day, over at the Museum of Dirt
Source: The Washington Post
- Feb 9, 1936
This was a great moment in American law. From the New York Times
- Feb 7, 1935:
What did you receive if you answered this ad and paid their fee?
Five books of odd photos. All now digitized and awaiting your perusal here.