Monday, December 03, 2018

Caswell County Fair 1959

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Smiley's Amusements: August 17, 1959.

Advertising for, among others, the Caswell County Fair (September 21-26)

Source: "The Billboard: The Amusement Industry's Leading Newsweekly," August 17, 1959.

Hanky-Pank — A game where every player wins a prize every time. The charge per play more than equals the cost of the prize, so an agent can lose all day and still make a profit. A 5¢ prize dispensed for every 50¢ play adds up to big profits! A mark who wins once can win a tiny plush, and then have an incentive to play more and trade in his small prizes for one larger prize.

Plush — Stuffed animals or other stuffed figures used as prizes (the term is in common use today in the toy industry). Note: Collins & Aikman in Person County manufactured "plush" -- the soft covering.

Source: Dictionary of Carny, Circus, Sideshow & Vaudeville Lingo

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