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Thread #90855   Message #1726548
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
24-Apr-06 - 09:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: origin of 'Polly Want a Cracker?'
Subject: RE: BS: origin of 'Polly Want a Cracker?'
Paul Parrot shoes hit the market in 1925. In 1947, they sponsored the Howdy Doody Show for a short time. Collectors look for their give-aways and prizes. Buster Brown is the name I remember in children's shoes; I can't recall ever having Poll Parrot.

Joybell, thanks for reminding us of Lady Isabel and the False Knight, I should have remembered- that takes Poll Parrot back a ways.

Canadian Pacific is still a giant of a company, but its passenger steamship heyday started to end around WW2. They had several very posh ships operating in both the Atlantic and Pacific.
I have a fancy art deco brochure for a world cruise offered in 1925-1926, starting in December and ending in April, aboard their "Empress of Scotland," (37,500 tons gross, oil-burning).
The ballroom walls were inlaid satinwood, and its Empire dining room sat 436 at a sitting. Elevators connected the eight decks. The 54 days allowed on shore included the Riviera at the "height of the season" and Cairo for New Year's Eve.