Wednesday, September 8, 2010

1959 Time Capsule Opened

I love old printed matter. And I am amazed when I find stuff today that would have normally lined the bottom of a bird cage or gone out with the daily trash, soaked with that morning's coffee grinds, 50 years ago. This is the Kansas City Star/ Times in 1959, when it provided the news twice a day. Now it can barely survive being read once a day. They rely on readers to buy their Sunday edition to stay afloat. That's circulation dependant on being read once a week!

Not a lot of content even then. The ads take up most of the paper. But the ads are amazing!
Love that artwork!

And there were bargains to be had back then!

But also some news hasn't changed--
I do believe that breakfast is still thought to be the most important meal of the day!
Maybe that's why no one reads the paper any more.
It's history, not breaking news.
But I am here to show a few uses beyond lining bird cages.
Stay tuned.


La Dolce Vita said...

great post and what BARGAINS!! and I agree, mangia!!

Jo said...

Wonderful images, don't ya just love those shoes? - I'm a sucker for stuff like this too!


Linda said...

So you don't have 1949?

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love this post Nathalie ... you are too funny ... lining bird cages!
Great ads indeed!!!!

bad penny said...

Those ads are so stylish.

Jeanie said...

Ha! You nabbed it perfectly -- former birdcage linings! And now, so absolutely wonderful with the terrific ads (you rarely if ever see drawn fashion ads anymore) and great articles! I miss a good newspaper (ours is wretched) and those days!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I Love old newspapers too.
It's funny how they have no appeal a week or so after reading them - they're just rubbish - but give them a few years and they're collectibles.
We're a funny lot!

Take care Nathalie

Margaret said...

brilliant! you find all the best stuff, you really do!!