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Remember Post Boys and Post Girls?

Our Saturday Evening Post newsboys were crackerjack salesmen, according to the September 1909 news booklet printed to encourage these young entrepreneurs. These were compilations of success stories, jokes, and sales tips for Post newsboys. ... More

The Case of the Missing Painting

Ever wonder what happened to the wonderful illustrations from old Post stories? So do we! We found the answer to one such mystery when we dug up the original story behind a reader’s painting ... More

The Real Housewives of America

The true life of a housewife is not all it’s cracked up to be. In today’s insecure job market, women are more likely to retain full-time jobs, but as the number of women in the job market begins to surpass men, will the lot of household duties shift as well? ... More

Easter Madness

Come Sunday, April 12, 2009, Easter takes Manhattan as hundreds crowd the famed Fifth Avenue in New York City for a parade unlike any other. From whimsical costumes to haute couture, New Yorkers strut the streets in what may appear as a fashion-driven frenzy. The history of the parade dates back to the mid-1800s, when […] ... More

April Fool’s

April Fools’ Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, with roots dating back to 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII ordered the adoption of a new calendar. On the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Day occurred on January 1st, rather than April 1st—the date previously hailed as New Year’s Day by the older Julian calendar. […] ... More

Barbie Celebrates 50 Years

For a woman of a “certain age,” Barbie looks pretty good—well preserved, in fact. Would you believe that the lithe lady remains as popular as ever, raking in a whopping $3.6 billion annually in retail sales? A fixture in toy cupboards around the world, Barbie is an enduring icon introduced to the world in 1959 […] ... More
$12,000-a-week Preacher’s Boy

$12,000-a-week Preacher’s Boy

The hoarse baritone of ex-Baptist organist Nat “King” Cole earns him earns him nearly $400,000 a year, has sole 19,000,000 records like Nature Boy. It also once caused a fuddled night-club patron to remark, “I’m a doctor, boy, and with a throat like that you should be home in bed!” ... More

The Single Life

Poor Edna. Not only does this 1936 ad call her “pathetic”, it tells her quite bluntly the reason for her desperate single status is (gasp!) bad breath. One only hopes that she reads this ad before her birthday does creep toward “that tragic thirty-mark”. Makes you want to hang your head and cry with her, […] ... More
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