Random Quotes From History

Part of my work involves scanning the yearbooks for the university to be made available online through the library catalog. Right now I’m on 1923, having started at 1914. Talk about a boat load of work! Each page must be scanned, cropped, resized, and then the whole lot plopped into a PDF. I make the work less monotonous by reading the little quotes or captions by the photos.

Here are a few, from 1922:

“In olden days people thought  a poet frail, unfit for strife, but now they write, both day and night, in every walk of life.”

“There are women who do not powder, do not paint their faces red, there are women who do not gossip, but these women are all dead!”

We don’t want to buy your dry goods,  We don’t like you anymore; You’ll be sorry when you see us going to some other store. You can’t sell us any sweaters, Four-in-hands, or any fads, We don’t want to trade in your store, if you don’t give us your “ads”.  [Preface to the advertisements in the back]


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