Studies in Crap discovers the birth of modern anxiety: Polly Pigtails Magazine

Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in

forgotten and bewildering crap culled from area basements, thrift

stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason:

Knowledge is power.

Polly Pigtails Magazine

Date: July 1947

Discovered at: Liberty Antique

Mall, Liberty, MO

The Cover Promises: The Germans

licked, the boys back home, America invents childhood.

Representative Quotes:

“Do you resemble a Ballooning Betsy,

a too-ample sample of a well-rounded personality? If you would keep

your chubbiness a secret, stay away from curves and fullness.”

(page 25)

“To fit into any group, you’ll want

to share their interests. Irene says that the girl who is left out of

things ‘should dress more like other girls, talk about things they

do, and act interested in the things they say.” (page 33).

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