Here are a few more photos from that 1942 Jackson county newspaper we found in the floor of the old cabin. This ad is for the Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg. I thought this was interesting because of the different way a "superhero" is portrayed. They seem to be a lot more muscled up in the chest these days!
Look at these prices! I remember once in the early 1970's we bought pullet eggs for 20 cents a dozen, but they were really small. And pork for a quarter a pound? Not in my lifetime.
Now ladies, here is the latest thing. Just go in and let Miss Mary measure you up!
These ads are so striking to me because it's apparent that even during a war, women and men wanted to look their best. Life went on, even if there was a terrible world war raging a continent away--and even submarines closing in on our coastline. It has seemed odd to me that we don't feel the current war more than we do, but it seems that even in the early 40's people were still going on with their everyday interests.
Larry found another newspaper or two yesterday, and I'll be posting photos of it later on. This recent find is even earlier, from 1917 and 1918, I believe he said. The newspaper is called The Mountaineer and it was another Jackson county paper, although I have never heard of it before. It is in better condition than the 1942 paper, surprisingly--and full of all sorts of interesting news.
I'll be on the road again tomorrow night, so my posting will be light this week. I'll be telling stories at the WV Storytelling Festival on Wednesday and Thursday, then back to work Friday, and working at the WV Book Festival on Saturday and Sunday. It will be a busy, busy week for me but I am so looking forward to telling stories again. Tonight I've been working on my story list, going over the details and packing my clothes since I won't be coming home tomorrow after work.