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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.


Friday, August 3, 2012

Toe to toe with the Rooskies

The cover and a few interior pages from WE, Jan. -Feb. 1958, Volume X, Number 1. Trade magazine with the cover depicting the "Dr Strangelove," "defence" project my father worked on in Alaska in the late 1950s. Those chemises sure were controversial... Reassuring to know that the rotary dial phone calls all got switched to where they were supposed to go... The glassware looks like something from the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers' collection.

WE -- possibly "Western Electric," or could also be a reference to WE, Russian author Yevgeny Zamyatin's novel. The magazine title is yet another indicator of "the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids." Just a few more Venona decrypts and we'll have it figured out.

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