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Streetcars Inspire Good Posture in L.A. Schools: Early 1950s

Although in decline, the Los Angeles streetcar system was still sufficiently extensive in the early 1950s so that "every schoolchild" would recognize the trolleys. Perhaps for that reason, the L.A. school system made this 78 rpm record drawing inspiration for good posture from streetcars. "Posture Paul" may be the school system's chief contribution to annoying music. The disappearance of the streetcars in the early 1960s sent Posture Paul into oblivion. It is doubtful that the later revival of light rail in L.A. will see his return.
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