Saturday, October 20, 2007

Standing Room Only - 1940s/1950s

sgI found on the web this photo of an apparently SRO newsstand on what had to be New Comics Day; I can't make out any of the titles but judging by what the kids are wearing I'd say its somewhere in the late 40s/early 50s.

(I never know what the rules are, intellectual-property-wise, in the virtual Old West that is the internet.
I've found lots of photos like this, but I'm not sure how kosher it is to appropriate them for my own use.)

It had to have been this particular newsvendor who coined the phrase "This ain't a library, kids!"

1 comment:

chunky B said...

Try even craking open a comic in a comic shop nowadays and see what happens, this is just a plain awesome picture.