2 August 2016

JCPenny Residuals

JC Penny Residual Evidence

While doing his research, Nathaniel Hebert used to be able to find 1.5 million matches for a JC PENNY query on Newspapers.com, although on Feb. 7, 2018, suddenly that number dipped to 38,000. Taking a closer look, there was an entirely new batch of residual evidence for JC PENNY that he had never stumbled across before.

Nathaniel says "These are all screenshots of artifacts originating from JC Penny itself; advertisements, products, catalogs, "Help Wanted" ads, etc, many with the actual JC PENNY logo still present! No mis-remembering, or mis-quoting at the hands of a journalist; these are from the horse's proverbial mouth!

If JC PENNY never existed, how does one explain this embarrassment of riches when it comes to residual evidence?"

Here are the 165 residual evidence photos re-uploaded from the Mandela Effect Database Flickr page. Click on an image to enlarge:

Nathaniel answered to a skeptic on Reddit, "The sheer volume of evidence though surely must raise some red flags, especially when all these sources are coming directly from JC Penny itself? A typo in some body of copy is one thing, but running a JCPenny logo in a full page ad starts bending the limits of rationalizing it away.

They seem so nitpicky in their "Dear Customer" apologies, quibbling over a few cents, yet they never issue a retraction the next week apologizing for misrepresenting the name of the store.

In some cases, the JCPenny ads run in the same newspaper weekly, you'd figure with the prominence of the logo, they'd catch the "typo" the first time.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17239931/jcpenny/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17239947/jcpenny/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17239968/jcpenny/

Attaching some direct links to the actual paper to see them in context from the source."

Nathaniel also did a side-by-side comparison of "JCPenney" and "JCPenny" ads, from the same years and campaigns.

He said "JCPenney, doesn't always run with with a ® symbol; if you do some research, you'll see they often display a ® or TM next to their slogan of the day. The "JCPenny" evidence has all the various official slogans through the years, "I Love Your Style", "Fashion Comes to Life", "We know what you're looking for.", etc..

Also, there were some comments that the "JCPenny" logo looks a little off in some examples, as though they used the wrong sans-serif. In the side-by-side comparison, I also included a "JCPenney" suffering from the same problem; it gets mangled by shoddy designers just as much as the JCPenny variant, but that doesn't stop it from being a JCPenney store."

In a reply to someone who claimed they're photoshoped,  he further said " I invite you to look for yourself to confirm, and investigate "JCPenny" through Newspapers.com. It would take some pretty intense effort to fabricate scans of thousands of old newspapers.

I'm linking various clippings, so you can have a URL link to the original paper, to see the JCPenny adverts and such in context; you'll note, they've not been photoshopped!

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17240028/jcpenny/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17239871/jcpenny_team/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17239931/jcpenny/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17240012/jcpenny/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17239992/jcpenny/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17240403/jcpenny_catalog/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17239968/jcpenny/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17239893/jcpennycom/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17239947/jcpenny/ https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17239968/jcpenny/"

Sources: https://www.flickr.com/photos/154930084@N08/sets/72157664309045468/page1


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