You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

This is not quite good enough to make it into our Annals of Insanity folder, but it’s still pretty awesome. From a North Carolina newspaper in 1957:

Click here for a larger version. In an adjacent article, the improbably named Texas oilman Tom Slick announced a plan to search for the Abominable Snowman. Also, firemen from Leaksville went to douse a fire in nearby Spray. There has to be something funny about that.

Author: Alex Sayf Cummings

Alex Sayf Cummings is an associate professor of history at Georgia State University, whose work deals with technology, law, public policy, and the political culture of the modern United States. Alex's writing has appeared in Salon, the Brooklyn Rail, the Journal of American History, the Journal of Urban History, Al Jazeera, and Southern Cultures, among other publications, and the book Democracy of Sound was published by Oxford University Press in 2013 (paperback, 2017). Alex can be followed on Twitter at @akbarjenkins.

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