Monday, December 22, 2008

Wishing you big dividends

For reasons too painfully obvious to enumerate, I'm re-reading parts of The Great Crash of 1929 by John Kenneth Galbraith, which has been cited frequently in news stories of late. Chester E. Thorpe's scrapbook, covering the years 1926-1927, was the calm before the storm, the end of an era that Thorpe and his friends could not see, anymore than we could see it in 2006 or 2007. This Christmas card reflects those heady times, when "big dividends" were part of the happy-go-lucky lexicon, suitable for a Christmas wish. Everything seemed possible.


  1. It would be handy if we were psychic.

    A very interesting card- thanks.

  2. You said it! We never see these things coming. And the ones who do are usually ignored.

    And thanks for posting comments here! I like to hear from readers.