Continuing a look at the images that were part of our childhood.
If you grew up in the 1960s, you dealt with a lot of these: Paper record album sleeves.
Ostensibly meant to protect the vinyl from getting scratched – I guess; what other reason would there be to have them? – the paper sleeves were like an extra layer of stuff to get through before you got to the music.
Did you place the paper sleeve, vinyl record inside, into the record album cover with the opening to the top? If so, you have to remove both the paper sleeve and album to play the record.
Did you insert the paper sleeve with the opening on the side, to coincide with the opening in the album cover? If so, you ran the risk of your precious vinyl sliding out prematurely and hitting the floor.
That’s the kind of thing we had to worry about back then. Oh yeah, and also nuclear war with the Soviet Union.