Monday, April 1, 2019

A Poem for the First of April

On April 1, 1919, this head appeared on Page 3 of the Columbia Republican.

A reader had submitted a clipping from the Washington Star, the content of which the Columbia Republican reprinted and Gossips shares here.

It's not entirely clear if in 1919 this doggerel was published as an April Fool's Day joke, but it is in 2019. It's also not clear if the "green electric car" that inspired the bard of Hudson was a vehicle like this 1919 Slaby-Beringer electric car . . . 

or a streetcar, even though the streetcars in Hudson seemed not to be green.

Image courtesy Lisa Durfee

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