Archive for October 3rd, 2008

Uncle Sam Ervin Fan Club

This image comes from an order form for “Official National Sam Ervin Fan Club Paraphernalia,” published by the National Sam Ervin Fan Club (headquartered in Stanford, California?). The fan club offered t-shirts, posters, buttons, and even a free membership card for “fans of ‘Uncle Sam,’ Watergate-watchers, collectors of political memorabilia, and other patriotic Americans.” For […]

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The Price Is What?

Seemingly a simple street view of Henderson, NC, this postcard was mailed to New York City in 1958 bearing one Hendersonian’s guess for The Price is Right’s Home Showcase contest. Thinking about consumer society and the explosion of mass-marketed home appliances and electronics during the 1950s, I’d be curious to know what item she was […]

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