Times change

This is from a 1921 city directory:

We deserve better


5 Responses to Times change

  1. The Oracle says:

    That ad really stuck . . . because. . . .
    I know. . . whenever I see a Swastika . . . it sure reminds me of Wholesale Coal and Coke in El Paso !


  2. The Oracle says:

    If this was in the El Paso newspaper. . . yep, there are 2 mistakes. “Buyers’ Guide” is printed upside down and should be “Buyer’s Guide”.


  3. Helen Marshall says:

    The swastika or swastik was a centuries old religious symbol in the societies of the Indian subcontinent until the Nazis adopted it to indicate the Aryan race and its proclaimed superiority. Western usage focused on its symbolism of good luck. (See Wikipedia…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika) There was nothing racist or fascist about using it as the name of a coal company in 1921!

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