Archive for Tuesday, February 1, 2011

100 years ago: Advertisement encourages land-buyers to look west to Colorado

February 1, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily World for Feb. 1, 1911:

  • [Advertisements] “5000 Acres Irrigated Land - Eastern Colorado - February 7th Excursion. Will leave Santa Fe Depot, Lawrence at 10:46 A.M. Arrive Pueblo 6 o’clock next morning. This tract of irrigated land is one of the best, if not the best in the United States today, and it is within twenty miles of the growing city of Pueblo, which has a population of 65,000.”
  • “The General Electric Radiant Toaster is such a simple device that even children can operate it with perfect safety. And this Toaster is as scientific as it is safe and simple. It makes Scientific Toast because its radiant heat forces the absolute necessary chemical change in the bread. This means Perfect Toast in any degree that pleases your individual taste -- Toast as digestible as it is delicious. Time required: less than two minutes. Cost per slice: one-tenth of a cent. In addition to its utility and economy the Toaster is distinctly unique and ornamental. Just attach the plug, turn the switch, and almost instantly the coils become radiant with a cheerful glow on the shining porcelain base. After you have used the General Electric Radiant Toaster just one time you will follow thousands of others in saying, ‘why haven’t I had this Toaster before?’ 75c a Month added to your bill for five months and the ELECTRIC TOASTER is yours. Begin to enjoy life better by taking the Electric Way.”


valree 7 years, 3 months ago

I love these. Can you guys start doing 125 years ago at some point?

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