An author or history buff can mine a wealth of information from the media of the time period in which they’re interested. I happen to be interested in all time periods, and I collect vintage books, magazines, and newspapers whenever I can.
Recently I bought a Woman’s Day magazine from April, 1957—the year and month I was born. (Yes, now our readers know how old I am.) I discovered some interesting things, among them, the prices of a phone call. Wow! Prices sometimes DO go down! Here’s the ad: