[Ads-l] brain washing 1907

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Mon Jul 12 10:47:49 EDT 2021

New-York Tribune Nov. 20, 1907, "The Bathtub Contest," p. 6 col 3-4 here 4. [freely available on LoC, and reprinted in other papers, so only briefly quoted here]:

Although the limerick craze [sic, their word, not mine] is still raging...
[then numbers of bathtubs in cities are compared]....
then the war will be on, and the limerick or brain washing contest will lapse....

Stephen G.


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