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Take Potluck or be Thunderstruck

[Above: Two issues of Pluck and Luck: Complete Stories of Adventure] Left: Issue No. 76  November 15, 1899. “The Rocket or Adventures in the Air” by Allyn Draper. Frustrated pursuers stand agape as their quarry lifts off for a trip … Continue reading

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The Private Life of a Strip-Tease Girl

Pulp fiction, penny dreadfuls, dime novels and their ilk have entertained many a consumer of the day. They were cheap, they were there to entertain, they were not there to represent literacy or provide historical reference, but they did indicate … Continue reading

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