This wire prong that held a piece of cloth was attached to a four foot long pole. Before dust mops of today, this was used to dust cobwebs that formed where walls met ceilings.
The dunce cap was used to discipline school children that misbehaved in the classroom such as throwing "spitballs", passing notes or pulling hair. The dunce was required to sit on a stool in the corner of the room as a form of humiliation. The desired effect was to avoid being required to wear the hat [...]
This song was written in 1929 by Henry Marshall and promoted by Del Howland in the 1930's on his radio station in Hackensack. He also took the song to every school for the children to learn. His sister, Emile, taught in the one room school house on Midland Avenue on property that was the Howland [...]
This catalog dates to 1972 that was the one hundredth year of the Montgomery Ward business. Organized as a dry-goods mail order business in 1872, the business lasted for 129 years until 2001. In 1926 they opened their first store in Chicago and had 244 stores by 1929. By 1930 they were the country's largest [...]
Girl Scout Cookies were once sold in metal cans. This one pound decorative can of peanut crunch displayed the many merit emblems a scout could earn. The simple ingredients were listed as peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, molasses and salt. No preservatives seen in so many of today's products.