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JIM: Christmas Wish List - 17 Dec 1958 - Nu Art



2017-12-17 - Nowadays 212 Public Square, Columbia, KY building - Photo from the collection of JIM.
Perusing the pages of the December 17, 1958 brought a lot of familiar business names to the front, names such as Columbia Nursery, The Fabric Shop, Downey & Wolford Auction Service, Ed's Ky. Auto Store. Harper's Market, Columbia General Appliance, Collins Buick, Western Auto, Peoples Loan Company (202 Public Square), Lowe's Drugs, Adair Farmers Service Store, Rice Hardware, Overstreet & Holmes, Jerry's Beauty Shop (Lindsey Wilson St.), Scott's Barber Shop (Travis Scott, prop.), The Style Shop, The Firestone Store, Corner Drug, Kroger, Owens Men's Wear (112 Public Square), Young's Rexall Drug, Lany Bray & Co., Reece's Radio & TV Service, and Marshall Shoe Store, among others. Only a few of these establishments listed a telephone number (local prefix FU 4 for those who did, of course) and many were located by the same trisyllabic phrase: "On the square."

Many of the ads were larger, more eye-catching, and better adorned than the one from Nu Art Studio, but none perhaps better caught the spirit of the times than this one. - JIM


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