Those Good-Old Minstrel Days — a long article from The Elks magazine, December 1927.
Final two paragraphs (condensed slightly):
The only form of theatrical entertainment developed in America appears to be threatened with eclipse. The dusky army which at various times enlisted [list of actors] — for these all blacked up or had some active association with negro minstrelsy at various times — is badly in need of new recruits.
Will this burnt-cork army coax into its depleted ranks the new blood and sinew it so badly needs? … And I’m one of those who cling to the hope that real American negro minstrelsy is only marking time. … There are many more than a million of us who’d like to see the good old minstrel days return.
The smartest people in the whole friggin’ world had a con in ‘27…
They don’t make radio ads like this anymore. 1927
Bonus points for how the scroll of “All Electric” starts with a wall plug, then continues over the brand name, takes a couple curls around the copy, and ends in an arrow to the coupon.
Marcia was the fashion rebel, eschewing white gloves. 1970s
I’ve sorted through all the slides, and here’s one from July 1965 for you.
I honestly don’t remember why I have all these slides here on my desk, encroaching into my computer keyboard. I know I looked at them and sorted them into categories at one time but that’s all I remember, not what I intended to do with them after that.
What computer labs used to look like: several large processor units, lots of tape storage, and two dumb-terminals to do the work on. Note the primative email machine (an electric typewriter) in the lower-middle.
Double-Date Night, 1920s.
1917 Underwood #5 in a 1952 photo frame. Shot 15 minutes ago.