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The Whole Year Through: Educational Opportunities, 1923

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 02, 2010

Advertisements for quite a variety of educational opportunities appeared  in the Juvenile Instructor in 1923. What would you have taken advantage of?







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  1. It’s interesting to note the varying approaches of the ads. The Utah Business College ad is little more than an eye-catcher with its “Look!” and other exclamations, while the BYU ad attempts [ahem] to be somewhat philosophical (The Waters from the Higher Levels??).

    Anyhow, these were fun to read. Thanks.

    Comment by David Y. — July 2, 2010 @ 10:31 am

  2. Definitely the “Airline Route to Success”!

    However, I did like the first one where Deseret Book is trying to appeal to parents (especially mothers) to buy books for their kids. Could be less plain and the typeface varied a little more for interest. But this is how my mother thought and lived. She was constantly trolling for books appropriate for our age and reading nightly to us from all kinds of good literature from children’s stories to the classics!

    Today one of my sisters is a writer and trainer, another is a salesperson, and I am a trainer who has to do stand-up presentations and handouts I create. We all learned to love reading and writing at her knee.

    Comment by Allison — July 2, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

  3. Two things-

    UofU: “Young people who waste their time are not allowed to remain at the University” *snicker!*
    Keister School of Dressmaking: Insert your own designing-for-Jennifer-Lopez joke here.

    Comment by Chad Too — July 2, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

  4. I loved this line from one of the ads: “Jane Adams began life as a teacher.”

    Nooooo, Jane Adams began life as a baby, like the rest of us..


    Comment by Michaela Stephens — July 4, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

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