Category:
Certificates, Diplomas, and Other Testaments of Achievement

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #34

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Very egalitarian to have the female version too.

From the 1950s catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 10, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Certificates, Diplomas, and Other Testaments of Achievement, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950s

Counterfeit Ferris Wheel Certificates

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So popular and prestigious was a ride on the first Ferris Wheel, that riders were given a certificate testifying to their experience.

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Naturally enough, this soon lead to a market for counterfeits!

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Original article here. (Scroll down.)

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 16, 2015 - Comments (11)
Category: Certificates, Diplomas, and Other Testaments of Achievement, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Nineteenth Century




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