Saturday, September 29, 2007

Touring the Southwest
We had some objects laid out for a tour last week and one of the things I set aside was this newspaper that was stuffed inside a fur parka from the Arctic. The paper is dated October 1948. The cover story is about a Japanese POW sentenced to death.

The paper was 7 cents.

A Nancy comic.

A L'il Abner comic.
There were lots of other classics like Orphan Annie. It's fun to see what it cost to rent an apartment in Bel Air, or that secretaries could make a dollar a day. What's so interesting is that things like furniture cost about what they do today. Newspapers from the 50's we've found show basic televisions costing about $150. It seems incredible, really.

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