Posts Tagged: Collectors Weekly

The Good Old Days

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Before social media, people spread ideas with postcards. Collectors Weekly features an article of the double-edged sword variety. Lisa Hicks provides a selection of Suffrage-era postcards (both pro and against), but her accompanying essay is a far cry from a casual discussion of turn-of-the-century illustration and rhetoric. She wont let us forget that the gender […]

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Sea-Monkeys and X-Ray Spex

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Collectors Weekly interviews artist and historian Kirk Demarais about his book Mail-Order Mysteries, which archives the novelties sold at the back of vintage comic books. Demarias discusses the appeal and disappointment that these bizarre products brought to childhood. “They weren’t just toys. Things like X-Ray Spex and the Charles Atlas Fitness Program could improve my […]

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