Old News – Labor Saving Devices

Evelyn Nesbit started out as a teenage model for both painter and photographers. She then got a part as a chorus girl and then as an actress. She was involved in a scandal in 1906 when her wealthy husband, Harry Thaw, killed Evelyn’s former lover. She and Mr. Thaw were divorced in 1915. This same …

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Old News – Credit Card

There had been store credit cards for many years before this national card became available. The problem was that you used to have a card for each store you shopped in. The card being introduced in 1969 then known as BankAmericard is now known as Visa. Republic-Democrat Brockport, NY Thursday, Feb. 13, 1969 Lincoln Bank …

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Old News – Gerling Column

Curt Gerling was a newspaper man and wrote for various newspapers in his early career. About 1945 he started buying some of the suburban newspapers. He would write columns for each of his newspapers that he owned. As you can see from this column, it is part news and part personal experiences. Curt also wrote …

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Old News – First Channel 21 Auction

Yes, it was 50 years that Channel 21 had their first auction. It grew to be a monster. Somewhere about the early 1980s I was there answering phones at one auction where there must have been at least 100 people taking the phone bids. At that time you had to write everything down and turn …

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