Thursday, March 08, 2007

Advertisements, excuses, and divertissements

The 1964 Tychoberahn featured advertisements from many long-time supporters -- more than a few of whom were alumni, or had other connections to Madison Central High School. There were ads from Harry S. Manchester ("your Official Photographer"), Badger Candy Kitchen, Baron's, Weber's Restaurant, The Hub, The Yarn Bar, Plaza Lanes, Rennebohm Rexall Drug Stores, Herbert Yee's Hand Laundry, and Pino's Restaurant, as well as many other local businesses.

There were also four pages of ads purchased by various student groups and teachers. Mr. Herreid and Mrs. Barter bought an ads. So did Homeroom 425 (above, left). Then there's this one from a group of guys (some of whom are members of the Class of 1965) calling themselves the Italian Student Council:

And that's all I have time to post right now. I'm working on some editing jobs that are due Monday, and right now they're at the top of my "to do" list.

When things calm down, I'll try to post some more of the "good stuff" I've been amassing, as well as answer e-mail sent to the blog. In the meantime, grab your dictionary and read Madison Guy's latest post on Thomas Pynchon's new novel, "Against the Day." It's definitely a good way to add some new words to your vocabulary. If you'd rather look at pictures than read, click on this link to the Wisconsin Historical Society's online gallery of photos by Angus McVicar and George Stein. McVicar took many photographs for the Tychoberahn, and several of his children attended Madison Central High School. Although I haven't yet tracked down when he graduated, I'm fairly certain Stein is a Central alumnus.

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