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Have You Seen Them Before?
January 1939 Boys' Life Article

January 1939 Boys' Life

January 1939 Boys' Life - Airplanes and RocketsTable of Contents

The Boy Scouts of America has published Boys' Life since January 1, 1911. I received it for a couple years in the late 1960s while in the Scouts. I have begun buying copies on eBay to look for useful articles. As time permits, I will be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged. Here are the Boys' Life issues I have so far.

Ralphie Parker Reading January 1939 Boys' Life - RF CafeThis edition of Boys' Life, BTW, is the one that Ralphie Parker is shown reading in bed in the movie A Christmas Story.

These are close-up photos of common household objects. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to identify each one. Most are fairly easy, but a couple are a little outdated since they appeared in a 1939 edition of Boys' Life magazine. Answers are way down at the bottom of the page.

A Christmas Story DVD - Airplanes and RocketsBTW, this January 1939 Boys' Life is the one Ralphie Parker is reading in the movie A Christmas Story. In the movie, a full-page Red Ryder BB gun advertisement is shown on the back cover, but the ad was a fake made for the movie. The real back cover had a Baby Ruth candy bar advertisement.

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Have You Seen Them Before? (January 1939 Boy's Life Article) - Airplanes and Rockets

 

 

Posted December 12, 2015

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