It’s a little bank from my childhood, but my memories are about what it represents: World Book Encyclopedia.
Remember encyclopedias? Remember when you had a question about something, and instead of heading to Google, you actually walked to the shelf of encyclopedias and looked it up?
Yeah, it’s been a while since those days.
I remember people selling encyclopedia sets when I was a child. They came to your house and gave a presentation about how the encyclopedia would be a good investment, and how it would help your kids in school. My parents did buy a set of World Book Encyclopedias, and a set of “Child Craft” books too. All the volumes sat on the living room bookshelves for years, and I consulted them frequently.
If you wanted truly up-to-date information, you’d need to head to the library to look it up in their current set of encyclopedias. Of course, even the information here might be a year or two old. For current information, there was an index of periodicals at the library (it was a pain to use). Hardly a day goes by when I don’t marvel at how easy it is to get information these days. I wonder how much more things will change by the time my kids are my age …
Did you have a set of encyclopedias when you were a child? Do you remember using them for homework?