Monthly Archives: May 2011

1961: Answer Your Phone in Bed

Now we take it for granted that we can bring our cellphones everywhere, but in 1961, putting a phone in your bedroom was indeed a great convenience.

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1940: Gas Ad with Cigarettes

This 1940 Philgas ad inexplicably emphasizes the cigarette, which I don’t really understand. Don’t cigarettes + gas = boom?

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1986: Pipestone Scrambles to Keep Summer Tourism

Pipestone was concerned about summer tourism prospects in 1986.

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1961: They Spell Well

Kathy Kellen, Ardis Groninga, Nancy Larson, June Anderson, Marilyn Aielts and Lila Smith were great spellers in 1961.

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1940: Theta Rho Girls’ Club

The lovely young ladies of the Theta Rho Girls’ Club in 1940.

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1986: Yeltsin, Communist Party Chief

It’s a little strange to see Boris Yeltsin referenced as a Communist Party Chief in the wake of the Chernobyl tragedy in 1986..

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1961: Men Who Use Electric Razors: JUDGE

Ahlf Drug Store, a Walgreen Agency, invited men to judge for themselves the North Woods lotion.

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1940: Republicans to Convene

Republicans were going to meet in 1940.

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1961: To Put Out a Fire

  A weird editorial about capitalism, Marxism and fire, from 1961.

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1961: The Globe Was Totally Wrong!

The Daily Globe admitted it was totally wrong about publicizing the space race in 1961. I think that was pretty classy!

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