Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 15:29:14 -0600 From: Kat Rose Subject: Meanwhile, back at the ranch... The earliest use of which I am aware is in titles (text frames) of silent movies, but it seems reasonable to wonder if this device was used in serial stories of "the wild West" that were printed in magazines in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This doesn't answer your question, but perhaps it will help. [AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]>-->--- Kat Rose Kat.Rose[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] My words, my rights, my responsibility