The year was 1930. The 3M company put Scotch Tape on the market. In Germany Danish painter Einar Wegener began sexual-reassignment surgery and adopted the name “Lili Elbe.” Clarence Birdseye began selling his frozen foods in Springfield, Massachusetts. Marquis James’s biography of Sam Houston, The Raven, won a Pulitzer Prize. And readers of the Star-Telegram read:
West Van Zandt School, located at 1112 Burleson Street (University Drive today) at West Lancaster, had a champion girls’ indoor baseball team.
Ovaline was the “new pick-up drink from Switzerland.”
The former wagon manufacturer was selling its Studebaker Six for $895.
This illustration presents the ideal of womanhood in 1930.
If you’ve ever been dosed with Creomulsion (still on the market), you probably vowed never to get sick again in order to avoid that taste.
At the opulent Majestic Theater on Commerce Street, Constance Bennett was “just his secretary, but her body and soul yearned.” Mercy.