December 22, 2011

Christmas Greetings, 1962

Last year I shared some great stuff over at the Our Word site - a Christmas issue of a community magazine called, appropriately enough, "The Community News."  It was published in 1962 in Albert Lea, a town in southern Minnesota.  Although it isn't a TV Guide per se, it's one of those typical supermarket magazines that includes the TV listings for the week. 

And what's interesting about this issue is not the TV listings - I already had them in a 1962 TV Guide - but the ads.  It's as clear an example as you can find about how American culture has changed over the past 40 years. 

I linked to part one above; you can read part two here, followed by part three.  It would be fun to go down there and see how many of these local businesses are still around, wouldn't it?

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  1. Wish you all a Merry and Happy Christmas. Let this new year bring you all great joy and harmony in your life for your future. Wonderful & happy Christmas greetings and wishes of the season…

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