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1912 American Boy


Steph
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I have one. (It's the magazine with one of the earliest Akro ads.) A gift from a friend.

I've had copies of the ad, of course. Can't believe how moving seeing the actual magazine is. It's like visiting a religious shrine must be for some people.

My mind is blown.

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The 1912 issue wasn't the only treasure in the mail. Here's December 1912 and March 1913.

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And here's the ad from the December issue, p. 35. About 1 1/8" tall by 2 1/4" wide.

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Actually Grandpa Wilcox lived in Akron at the time these ads were run. He knew the difference but worried about future advertisement collectors . He was a great man but had a few neighbors that said he shouldn't care about anyone but himself.

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