Timeline – 1966 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 10, 1966.

It’s another day at the beach for the Flagston family. Dot and Ditto amuse themselves by asking strangers embarrassing questions. The twins’ relationship is often competitive but here they seem to be working together. One thing they have in common is inquisitiveness, which occasionally makes them a good team.
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Abercrombie and Fitch

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 16, 1965.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 16, 1965.

The neighborhood garbage men in Hi and Lois are featured in the classic Sunday page above. Although it was important in the formative years of the strip to have nice, wholesome main characters for readers to identify with, it became equally essential to add outlandish, insane personalities to create funny situations.
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The Good Old Days

The world of Hi and Lois takes place in a time warp. The frames of reference are constantly changing. In this Sunday page from 1957, Hi reminisces about his childhood.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 28, 1957.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 28, 1957.

Hi’s nostalgic daydreams were from over thirty years in the past. Dirigibles, biplanes and flagpole sitters were things he would have seen in the 1920s. The Lindy cap became popular after Charles Lindbergh’s daring transatlantic flight in 1927. WPA, PWA, CCC and NRA were government agencies from FDR’s New Deal during the Great Depression. Major Bowes Amateur Hour made its debut on radio in 1934.
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