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November 18, 2019

"A CHILDREN'S PARADISE" (Write for Booklet T.)
Classified Ads from the NYTimes 1955-1966(huh?)

Remember the pages full of classified ads for summer camps in the back of the New York Times Magazine? Was that how those few of us who were not related to the Meltzers or the Rattners first heard of Camp Chic-a-Lac? Well, I found scans of many of those complete pages that contained ads for "A Children's Paradise" from a search on ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times, clipped those individual ads, and combined them on one page. Each of the original full pages had a header with a date, presumably the date of publication. It is that date that I used to identify each of the clips. Unfortunately missing are 1957, 1962, 1963 and 1964, but you'll find a surprise bonus on the second page.
To view the collection click (maybe double-click) on the CHIC-A-LAC thumbnail below.

When you are finished looking at the individual ads have some fun by taking a look at some of the full pages (some partial) with all the summer camp classifieds (click). Wonder how many of them are still around.

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