Category: Ephemera

Mailman sorting letters, and counting the days until he retires.
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OH. Those Christmas cards.

When I was a kid, I sold Christmas cards door to door, from a sample catalog. They were beautiful cards, with all manner of sparkly crap and embossed gold or silver bits.

Wall-eyed Ben-Gay user
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Ben-gay side effects

This article says if you put Ben-gay on your forehead and on the back of your neck, it will make your headache go away. Your head will stink, but you won’t have a headache anymore.

1957 article about lung cancer
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Smoking causes WHAT??

STURGEON GENERAL SAYS SMOKING IS FISHY! Imagine it’s March, 1957. You are relaxing after work, listening to a ball game…

The dreaded Friday memo
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Office Memos were different then

Here’s a memo from Wichita Boeing, circa 1951, came out on a Friday. That gave the Assembly Records Clerks a chance to decipher the 3 page memo, figure out when to use a red tab and what the APL folder is because the leadMAN is going to ask HER for it at some point.

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Jobs of the future

I reckon this diesel racket was a promising career even in 1935, especially for readers of Popular Mechanics, especially smack-dab in the middle of the Great Depression.

Mcdonald's playing bits
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Who has Park Place?

BE HONEST, who else had the “board” and collected these off the sides of their Mcdonald’s fries or soft drinks?