7/08/2007

 

Incidental Findings: The Spokesman Review Oct. 9, 1951

Earlier this year, I posted some highlights from an old copy of the Spokesman-Review from September 1965. I finally have a follow up to this slowly ongoing series of old local papers. A few days ago, at a junk shop in Wallace, I came across a yellow, decaying copy of the SR dated Tuesday, October 9, 1951 for a measly dollar. Here's some interesting scans from the nearly 56-year-old artifact:

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Comments:
Wow, everything was so cheap. It's odd to not see phone numbers or email addy's in the classified.
 
There are telephone numbers in the classifieds. They're just coded differently than what most people are used to.

The phone numbers are things like WA-1361, MA-5023, RI-4036, and BR-5250.
 
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