The Changing World: How A Richard Scarry Book Changed From The 60s To The 90s

As times change so must children’s lit. What has been altered in Richard Scarry’s BEST WORD BOOK EVER between 1963 and now?

via How To Be A Retronaut

Go to kokogiak‘s Flickr page for the full set, all images copyright him.

[caption id=“attachment_14558” align=“aligncenter” width=“559” caption=“The pretty stewardess is now just a plain old flight attendant. And the pilot's not so handsome any more.”]

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[caption id=“attachment_14557” align=“aligncenter” width=“341” caption=“Milk man is no longer a viable career option. Sadly, neither is cowboy. ”]

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[caption id=“attachment_14556” align=“aligncenter” width=“334” caption=“What's weird is that the original book left open that big space into which a menorah fits perfectly in 91.”]

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[caption id=“attachment_14555” align=“aligncenter” width=“553” caption=“Lots of little changes, lots of swapped genders. All of a sudden it's the girl chasing the boy in tag.”]

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[caption id=“attachment_14560” align=“aligncenter” width=“416” caption=“This mouse lost his ethnicity. Apparently all references to Native Americans are expunged from the later edition, including a complete section on 'The Wild West.'”]

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