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Image of the Week

Meet Canco Charlie! He made an appearance in the Booklyn Daily Eagle on June 7, 1952. This is what the caption says, "The 1,000-pound radio-controlled walking, talking, hand-shaking ambassador of good-will for the American Can Company, gets last-minute information from Pamela Livingston of Richmond Hill before taking off on a cross-country tour. The jovial seven-foot robot will make the trip in a trailer truck and, in the spirit of the election year, will even kiss a few babies along the way". In the spirit of another, pre-election year, we are posting a picture of this dashing gentleman.

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