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. His work deals with media, law, and the political culture of the modern United States. He has previously received a Consortium for Faculty Diversity fellowship, an ACLS-Mellon postdoctoral fellowship, and the American Baptist Historical Society’s Torbet Prize. His work has appeared in Salon, the Brooklyn Rail, the Journal of American History, Technology and Culture, and the edited volume Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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