Celebrating 90 Years of WD: Curiosities

In the November/December issue, we took a lighthearted look at some of the curious, quirky or otherwise random content we’ve spotted in the archives. The retrospective continues here.
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In 2010, Writer’s Digest will turn 90. To celebrate, we’re counting down to our nonagenarian years with a look back at WD history. In the November/December issue, we took a lighthearted look at some of the curious, quirky or otherwise random content we’ve spotted in the archives. The retrospective continues here.

BALLYHOO advertisement (February 1939)

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2 personal ads (“INFANT, male, 20…” and “Mature Philosophic Lady…” (March 1939)

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Letter to the Editor from Ellen McFay + Response (September 1939)

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“I’m a Bricklayer…” editorial cartoon (September 1939)

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“It’s a Shame More Women Don’t Take Up Writing” by Faith Baldwin (March 1964)

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“Merry Muppeteer” (March 1980)

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COVER IMAGE “The Religious Markets Want You!” (December 1977)

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COVER IMAGE “Free Lance Writer Makes the Senate” (April 1955)

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COVER IMAGE, “Should I Be a Writer?” (September 1961)

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“Cola Bears” Caterpillar ad (February 1981)

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