Saturday, December 29, 2012

Camera Comics No.3 - 1944

1944 ...  Originally uploaded by x-ray delta one







Friday, December 28, 2012

Kung-Fu Sandals

Kung-Fu Sandals  Originally uploaded by Wires In The Walls

AUTHENTIC! Worn for centuries
by Oriental Fighting Masters

  • Hand-made. 100% rice - straw
  • Ideal indoors / outdoors
  • Every pair from TOHOKU region of Old Japan

Rush foot-tracing & $3.00 to:
Bridgeport, Conn. 06601

Thursday, December 27, 2012

1930 Bugatti

1930 Bugatti
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

Via Flickr:
Rene Vincent.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

No One Ever Sang in This Bathroom Before

(via File Photo) Originally uploaded by File Photo

And is it any wonder? Of all the dreary, drab bathrooms, Marge and Freddy's was one of the worst. Then one day Freddy heard how very inexpensively MASONITE PRESDWOOD TEMPRTILE could give them gleaming, tile-like walls... right over their old walls.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas, It's A New Nash Airflyte!

Merry Christmas, It's A New Nash Airflyte!
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

Via Flickr:
December 1951.

Santa Claus Sitting For His Picture - Scoville Ad - 1882

Santa Claus Sitting For His Picture - Scoville Ad - 1882
Originally uploaded by Photo_History

1882 advertisement for a photo portrait.

A Christmas Present for $10.
419 Broome St. N.Y.


Second Edition of

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Flight Before Christmas

The Flight Before Christmas
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

Via Flickr:
TWA Ad from 1951.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Louis Prima, Keely Smith, Hey Boy, Hey Girl

(via File Photo)   Originally uploaded by File Photo

Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Hey Boy, Hey Girl, 1959

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Weirdest visitor the Earth has ever seen

(via File Photo)
Originally uploaded by File Photo

The Weirdest visitor the Earth has ever seen

Friday, December 21, 2012

Keep your face on longer.

1960s Ad Vintage Advertisement Lasting Beauty Spray
Originally uploaded by Christian Montone

1960s Ad Vintage Advertisement Lasting Beauty Makeup Finish Spray
Via Flickr:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Monster Bomb - 1978

Merritt Monster Bomb Sticker - 1978
Originally uploaded by Waffle Whiffer

The Nightmare on a Stick!

Monster Bomb pop from Merritt Foods, 1978.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tender, Nourishing Wieners 1942

Vintage Ad #2,134: No Skins! No Skins!
Originally uploaded by jbcurio

Demand your favorite Brand made the Skinless way.
Source: McCall's, July 1942

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

When you Take a Trip take heed, take TUMS

(via File Photo)  Originally uploaded by File Photo

When you Take a Trip take Heed, take TUMS

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

How to toss a Pizza Party

Chef Boy-Ar-Dee advertisement.   Originally uploaded by totallymystified
Via Flickr:
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee advertisement.
From The Saturday Evening Post magazine, 10th December, 1960.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Coming soon...

... World At Bay!
Originally uploaded by x-ray delta one

Via Flickr:
artist- Schomburg

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Modtastic World of Antonio Margheriti's Gamma 1 Quadrilogy

The Modtastic World of Antonio Margheriti's Gamma 1 Quadrilogy
Originally uploaded by modern_fred

Antonio Margheriti (19 September 1930 – 4 November 2002), also known under the pseudonym Anthony M. Dawson, was a prolific Italian filmmaker. He was born in Rome and died in 2002 from a heart attack in Monterosi, Viterbo, near Rome at the age of 72.

Margheriti made two of the first ever Italian space movies in 1960 and 1961 respectively; Assignment Outer Space (known as "Space Men" in Italy) and Battle of the Worlds (known as "The Planet of Extinct Men" in Italy).

In 1965, since he was considered an accomplished science-fiction film director who could work wonders with a very small budget, Margheriti was hired by MGM to direct four Italian space movies that became known as the Gamma-One series. He finished all four films in three months.

The films in the series were made to be distributed in the USA (sold directly to late-night television) under the following titles: Wild Wild Planet, War of the Planets, War Between the Planets and Snow Devils. A fifth film was later made in the Gamma One series in Japan in 1968 entitled The Green Slime (aka Gamma One: Operation Outer Space) which starred Robert Horton, but Margheriti was not involved with that one.
(via )

The Modtastic World of Antonio Margheriti's Gamma 1 Quadrilogy
Originally uploaded by modern_fred

Monday, December 10, 2012

Isuzu Bellet Advertisement 1964

Izusu 1964 advertisement
Isuzu Bellet Advert
Originally uploaded by glen.h

From Wheels Magazine, Nov. 1964

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Irving Klaw's Cheese Cake Photos

New Cheese Cake Photos!!
Originally uploaded by The Nite Tripper

Via Flickr:
Here is an ad from one of the back pages of my copy of the May 1957 edition of "Cabaret" magazine. The discerning gentleman could discreetly send away for an assortment of risque photos of lovely young women for a nominal price. These types of advertisements appeared in an assortment of magazines from the 1940's through the 1960's.

Irving Klaw was one of the leading photographers in the "cheese cake" industry during the 1950's. His best known model of this genre was the infamous Bettie Page.

For those of you who don't know what "cheese cake" means in this context, here is the "definition" from the Urban Dictionary:

"A genre of glamour photography and poster art made popular in wartime pin-ups of the 1940's, often featuring modest poses by movie starlets displaying lots of leg but little explicit nudity. So called because of the resemblance of a stocking-clad female thigh to the layers of a cheesecake dessert."

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Contax the most modern camera 1937

Contax the most modern camera 1937
Originally uploaded by Nesster

Via Flickr:
Contax II and III, Carl Zeiss Inc NYC

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Head In Hand

Head In Hand
Originally uploaded by The Nite Tripper

Via Flickr:
This is a bizarre old carte de visite photograph taken during the 1800's of a man with a large knife in one hand and his head in another that may have been sold at a carnival or traveling freak show or simply as a gag photo to give to friends. There is nothing to identify this man or to identify the photographer who produced this example of what was then top of the line photo manipulation.

The carte de visite was a small photograph mounted on a thick paper backing measuring 2.5 inches by 4 inches that was developed in Paris, France by André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri in 1854 and soon spread into worldwide use. The name is derived from the fact that the photograph was the size of a calling card and could be given to people the same way as a calling card. This photographic medium remained popular until the early 1870’s when they were replaced in popularity by the larger cabinet card photograph.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Vintage Audio Store

click to enlarge
Vintage Audio Store, via Valley Relics

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Colored Chicks 1968

Colored Chicks
Originally uploaded by The Nite Tripper

Via Flickr:
This is an ad from the back pages of my copy of the November 1968 edition of “Dude” magazine for mail order pictures of “colored chicks.” Any discerning gentlemen could discreetly send $1.00 to Erik, Department 977 in New York for a catalog and free sample pictures.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Parakeet Diapers

parakeet diapers  Originally uploaded by TheDamnМushroom



Saturday, December 01, 2012

Karlini the Great, 1930, Austria

Karlini the Great, 1930, Austria
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

Karlini Poster. The Great Magician.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Polaroid Day Glasses - 1944

(via File Photo) Originally uploaded by File Photo
Fighting men on many fronts depend on Polaroid Glare Protection. Their needs come first - but your dealer may be able to supply you. $1.95 up. *T.M. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. by Polaroid Corp.

Via Flickr:
Companion Dec 1944

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Your Shoes Are Showing - 1944

(via File Photo)
Originally uploaded by File Photo

Your Shoes Are Showing

Via Flickr:
Companion Dec 1944

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Kids go for this!

(via File Photo)
Originally uploaded by File Photo

Peanut butter sandwiches with HIP-O-LITE, The original Marshmallow Creme.

Also makes quick, delicious cake icings. A perfect sauce for sundaes, fruits, gelatines.___ Saves eggs, cream, sugar. Ready to use. Stays fresh and creamy.

45th Year

FREE: Recipe Book of Delightfully "different" desserts. Write Hip-O-Lite, Dept. G-1, St. Louis, Mo.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Listerine Antiseptic Rinse = 1948

Listerine Antiseptic Rinse!
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

When COLDS threaten, you can't do this -

... but you can do this - Gargle

Via Flickr:

Friday, November 16, 2012

Willard Batteries - 1946

Maybe This Will Save The Electric Car  Originally uploaded by paul.malon

Willard Batteries - Automobile - Truck and Bus - Radio - Motorcycle - Tractor - Aircraft - Marine Diesel - Stationary - Sold and serviced by Willard Dealers everywhere.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B 1941

Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta B 1941 Originally uploaded by Nesster

Perfect control...

Simple, fast, effortless operation that lets you concentrate on the picture instead of the camera - that's the outstanding merit of the Super Ikonta B... Add to this the superior performance of its Zeiss Tessar f2.8 lens and you have another reason for its wide popularity. Super Ikonta BX offers the added advantage of a built-in photo-electric meter. Color adapters for 828 film are now available for both cameras. At leading dealers.

Write for Literature

Carl Zeiss, Inc
Dept. C-32-6
485 Fifth Ave., New York
728 So. Hill St., Los Angeles


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Model Thompson Sub Machine Gun

But Is It Lifesize?  Originally uploaded by paul.malon
Complete construction kit with machined barrel and magazine of wood, necessary hardware and full-size working plans. Colt calibre .45 automatic pistol @1.00. Postpaid, in U.S.A. No stamps, please. Checks 15c extra.

GUN MODEL Co., Dept. C, 2908 N. Nordica Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Kits for all model guns 50c up.

Via Flickr:
1938. This would come in handy for those occaisons when you've forgotten your bank card at home...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

No More Dirty Stories

No More Dirty Stories!
Originally uploaded by Epiclectic

My books are kept clean since I discovered how easy it is to dust them with KLEENEX !

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

New Kind of Hat Grows Hair

alois merke institute 1924 Originally uploaded by Captain Geoffrey Spaulding

New Kind of Hat worn 10 Minutes a Day Grows Hair in 30 Days - or No Cost

No matter how thin your hair may be this remarkable new scientific invention is absolutely guaranteed to give you a brand new growth of hair in 30 days - or it costs you nothing. Don't send a cent. Just mail coupon below.
By Alois Merke Institute 1924

Friday, November 09, 2012

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Imperial Airways Flying Boat

British Empire Flying Boat
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

Via Flickr:
Dutch poster from 1937.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Dynamite on Wheels!

1967 Norton 750 P-11 Scrambler  Originally uploaded by twm1340
1967 Norton 750 P-11 Scrambler

The choice of the seasoned sports rider! Famous "Atlas" twin-cylinder engine has latest dual carbs, with centrally located float bowls. New lightweight CHROME-MOLY frame! Special forks and wheels, full-hub brakes... The Norton P-11 is lighter in weight, lower in appearance and faster in performance-Dynamite on wheels!

Berliner Motor Corporation
Plant Road, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Friday, November 02, 2012

Dentistry by The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges
Originally uploaded by twm1340

Larry Fine, Jerome "Curley" Howard, Moe Howard.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

VXX-FX "Monster Masks!" Ad, 2009

VXX-FX "Monster Masks!" Ad, 2009
Originally uploaded by Jason Willis

Via Flickr:

VXX-FX Masks

Some graphic work by Jason Willis for one of hisy favorite mask makers back in 2009 (many of these masks are no longer available). They do really cool and unique original designs as well as fresh pulls from vintage molds.

Wishing you a Merry Halloween

The Irrational will have its say
Originally uploaded by wackystuff

Wishing you a Merry Halloween

The Bride of Frankenstein, 1935

The Monster Demands A Mate, 1935
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

The Bride of Frankenstein, 1935. Carl Laemmle presents Karloff

Famous Monsters of Filmland, April 1959

Famous Monsters of Filmland #3, April 1959 offered on eBay

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mystic Comics No. 6 Oct 1941

1941 ... Mr. Fancy Pants!
Originally uploaded by x-ray delta one

Mystic Comics number 6, October 1941
featuring 30 pages of the Destroyer, Enemy of Dictators.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Theodore Hall's Aerocar , 1947

Theodore Hall's Aerocar
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

Via Flickr:
Science Et Vie
Illustration by Rene Ravo, February 1947.
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