1935 Bawl Street Journal

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The Bawl Street Journal is, rather obviously, a parody of the Wall Street Journal, written about the financial markets BY those engaged IN the financial markets. More specifically, it was the paper produced annually by members of the esteemed Bond Club, founded in 1917 by investment sellers who believed increased Liberty Bond sales were possible through, wait for it, co-operation. A permanent club was established to promote fellowship and teamwork in a hitherto cut-throat business. The Bawl Street Journal was published annually, beginning in 1917, as a means of paying for the Club's annual fun and sport day at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club on the Hudson. A June 15, 1936 article in Time magazine says more than 10,000 people bought copies at 50 cent each that year. The copy seen here is from 1935, edited by John A. Straley, an investment dealer of great wit. Even the ads in the Bawl are fictions and humorous. Note the cruise ad for the "OLd Dollar LIne" and it's Luxurious Cruises to Nowhere. Paper is oversize WSJ size and of similar font. I have NOT over handled it so I am unshore of inner contents except more of the same. You can see from the photos that it is browned and creased, with a few tears and penciled in writing. Nevertheless, these old copies are hard to find and wonderfully historical, especially the ones like this from the Roosevelt / New Deal years. Please write with further questions.



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