Headlines in History: December 11, 1913

Christmas will soon be upon us, and thus Headlines in History will begin to feature more advertisements to give you a sense of Christmas culture in 1913. Already, Santa appears to be one scary dude.

The Enterprise (Harlem, MT):

Merry Christmas and Happy Nightmares…

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New York Tribune:

Now here is something that demonstrates the ingenuity of the human race: electric chickens.

Electric Chicken

Dakota County Herald (Dakota City, NE):

One of the unforeseen effects of the automotive industry: the downfall of whip makers.

Whip

 

Monroe City Democrat (MO):

I don’t understand…

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The Herald (New Orleans, LA)

Pretty sure Santa is an authoritarian dictator:

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