“Hahaha, Jesus, how did anyone survive the 50s?”
~AFFotD Editor-in-Chief, Johnny Roosevelt
We haven’t always been known as America Fun Fact of the Day. In fact, we haven’t always been a strictly online medium. No, back in the 1950s, we published a series of newsletters, entitled “The Informative American.” Every once and a while, to go back to our roots, we re-publish some of these old articles, which prove that while our tastes in whiskey hasn’t changed much, just about everything else has. The 50s were insane, is basically what we’re saying.
Anyway, we bring this up because we saw the publication of a book by Chris Wild called The Retronaut Guide to Raising Children, and noticed that the pictures inside looked awfully familiar. And that’s because they were. We had posted the very same pictures back in 1952 in one of our Informative American articles. So, with an explicit warning that our staff was horrifically offensive by today’s standards back in the day, and possibly struggling with some personal demons regarding their own married lives, here is that post, terrifyingly unedited. Enjoy.
The Informative America’s Guide to Child-Rearing (Originally Published June, 1951)