Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weird Strange Christmas - 1974

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This great pic was sent to me by Buddy Scalera, who posted it on Flickr a while back trying to figure out what the books are in the picture.

If you read the comments, you see it didn't take long to determine that he's holding an issue of Weird Western Tales (#25, to be exact), with a copy of Strange Adventures on his lap. Looks like a Merry Christmas to me!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Hey Kids, Sunday Comics! - 1940s

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This is another family photo, again taken by my Great Uncle Fred, who was quite the photographer, as this pic exemplifies.

The kid in question is my Uncle Barry, who was sitting down to a practically iconic breakfast table (milk, egg, checkered tablecloth) and starting the day off with the Sunday Comics section in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

I wish I could make out what that top strip is on the front page, but I guess you can't have everything!