Studies in Crap discovers the birth of modern anxiety: Polly Pigtails Magazine
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forgotten and bewildering crap culled from area basements, thrift
stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason:
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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.
“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.”
“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).