Strohwitwer

Since reading the “Tag” daily I am very well informed about what happened in the town when I was only 3 years old. Many names appear that I recall from the later 1930th. In to-days’ edition there is for the first time an announcement that must have been revolutionary for the time. A man whose wife is away for several weeks looks for a nice young woman for company. Look on page 3, November 23 1932.

Edgar must have read in the next numbers of the paper if this was a hoax or indeed in 1932 they already had a “mica publicitate” that compares with our times. Was it an April 1 announcement in ¬†November, or did somebody really mean it, and if this is so how can we make out who that man was? Any ideas?

Also why are some announcemeents in latin letters while the main text and other announcements are still gothic?

Berti.

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4 Responses to Strohwitwer

  1. bconcept says:

    Berti, thank you very much for your comment. The “Strohwitwer”-Enigma will be disclosed tomorrow!

  2. berti says:

    I see now , it was a pre – announcement for the picture.
    I probably never saw it.
    Berti

  3. bconcept says:

    Yes, Berti, you are right. Regarding the difference in fonts between the announcements and the editorial part, I just have a guess. Perhaps the lead typesetting didn’t include all necessary gothic letters, especially in all different sizes, as requested for the announcements or the clients had in mind to contrast deliberately with the editorial part; that are nothing else than suppositions. Best wishes! Edgar

  4. berti says:

    Concerning the openness of Cz. morals of past times look at the announcement in the Allgemeine Zeitung from 15.07.1918- Nr 880.
    It is several months before the end of WWI and the “lady” who is only passing through the town is looking for temporary male company.
    That was 92 years ago, but announcements in newspapers probably achieved
    their ends.
    Berti

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