- “With Bad Paper, one’s Best is impossible”
- “Being of unusual, but not painful smoothness”
- “the pen slips with delicious freedom”
- “stay-at-homes who dislike the restraint of desk or table”
Sadly, I am unable to determine why hairlessness was such a selling point for stationery in the early twentieth century. I can only assume that lesser papers were more hirsute and therefore more taxing to write on.
Click on the image to see a larger version.–David E