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Throwback Thursday: An Advertising Icon Visits Norwich! (VIDEO)

(THIS THROWBACK THURSDAY POST WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2012)

On October 8, 1919 at 12 noon the 20 mule team came to Norwich and stopped at the grocery store of H...

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Baby Boomer Alert: How Many Remember “Duck and Cover” From the Early 1950s? (VIDEO)

It is almost impossible to comprehend, but I grew up in an age when A-Bomb attacks from our enemy were real threats.  Yes, even in my elementary school in Sidney, NY in the 1950s...

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How Many Remember The IBM Selectric “Ball?”

IBM inaugurated a major change in the way we typed when it introduced the "typeball" in July, 1961.

It was highly successful and propelled the Selectric typewriter to the front of sales in America, eventually capturing 75% of the typewriter market ...

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How Many Remember This Gadget In Our Old Classrooms?

It seems impossible now, but the old pencil sharpener was once one of the most important fixtures of a school classroom in the 1940s-1960s...

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A Woman Opening A Bottle Of Ketchup! Women’s Lib At Last!!

This is an actual advertisement from 1956.

It is almost impossibile to conceive of an ad agency employing the concept of a woman opening a bottle of ketchup as to be "inspiring" or "liberating...

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Baby Boomer Alert: How Many Remember Kate Smith? (VIDEO)

Kate Smith was one of the most important personalities in American 20th-Century entertainment.  Amazingly she was the first superstar of BOTH radio and television...

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BABY BOOMER ALERT: I Gave These Out To My Classmates In The 1950s. Did You?

I'm just curious if kids still do this.

I remember vividly giving out Halloween cards to my young classmates in elementary school in the 1950s in Sidney...

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Baby Boomer Alert: Happy 80th Birthday Petula Clark! (VIDEO)

 

 

Petula Clark celebrated her 80th birthday this week.  Following a seven decade career, she is still performing 30-35 concerts a year.  She lo...

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The Microwave Oven Turns 58-Years Old Today!

It started as a byproduct of World War II.  It was noticed by an engineer that radar waves being targeted at an object that the waves actually melted the candy bar in his pocket...

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Happy Birthday To Our Favorite Knucklehead: Curly Howard! (VIDEO)

Over the years several polls over the years have asked the burning question: "Who is your favorite of the Three Stooges?"  Personally I was always a Larry guy...

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