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~ The Sunday Morning Star, April 23, 1939“Swing music can be bad, too. Especially if a person is not very highly developed mentally and culturally.”
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~ The Canberra Times October 8, 1928via Trove(click to enlarge)
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~ New-York Tribune, November 6, 1910via Library of Congress(click to enlarge)“In the good old days any matter of importance had to be written in a letter…”
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~ House and Home: A Complete Housewife’s Guide, by Marion Harland, 1889via Internet Archive
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~ Suggestions to the Housewife; Department of Weights and Measures, District of Columbia; 1911via Internet ArchiveAlmost 100 years later similar advice would be given advising people not to shop online. Remember to shun the new technology! Shun it, I say!
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~ Health and Beauty, by John V. Shoemaker, L.L.D., M.D.; 1908
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~ Road Rights of Motorists: Containing the Rules of the Road and the Automobile Laws of all States; Twyman O. Abbott, 1910
via Northwestern University Library“Because novel and unusual in appearance, and for that reason likely to frighten horses unaccustomed to see them, is no reason for prohibiting their use.”
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~ Recreation, Vol 16, National Recreation Association, 1922(click to enlarge)“It wasn’t like this in my day.”
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~ Look and Learn, 1963
via How to be a Retronaut(click to enlarge)”For: The fact that older people do not respond to pop music means nothing at all….Young people have never had the same tastes as older folk - why should they?
Against: …surely this is the first generation on earth to show its appreciation of music by screaming so loudly that it cannot be heard!”
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~ The Housewives League Magazine, 1916“The unnatural craving for the sensational stimulation of public amusement is becoming more and more established.”
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~ A History of Nineteenth Century Literature, by George Saintsbury, 1896
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~ Popular Errors Explained and Illustrated, by John Timbs, 1841
I think I’m going to have to start a new category just for posts illustrating this phenomenon. I’ll call it “Unpopular Improvements”.
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~ San Jose News, November 11, 1929“To blame Machinery as an Instrument of Decadence may seem startling, but it is true that Machinery in the form of Canned Music is elbowing Real Music out of motion picture theatres, thus denying to the masses the cultural influence of a Fine Art.”Another classic Destruction of Society post...
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~Electricity in a Modern Residence, H. Ward Leonard & Co., 1892
via Harvard University Library
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