OT: Further Antedating of "Real McCoy"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 1 21:37:19 UTC 2010

At 1/1/2010 03:47 PM, George Thompson wrote:
>I've just seen a notice of the California Digital Newspaper
>Collection, and so, of course, I searched it for the word "jazz",
>and variants.  Among a few matches, it pulled up an item from the
>Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 53, Number 5, 27 February 1885.  Upon
>examination, it appears that the OCR found "jass" in a twirl of hair
>in an illustration to a wig-maker's ad.

Maybe I can use it to find "Nina"s in Al Hirschfeld's cartoons.


>The technology is not yet perfected, it seems.

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