Saturday, December 29, 2012

Camera Comics No.3 - 1944


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

LINDA LENS
WOMAN PHOTOGRAPHER

MATTHEW B. BRADY
CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHER

SGT/ ART FENTON
SIGNAL CORPS CAMERAMAN

KID CLICK
The GREY COMET

GEORGE FERGUSON
ACE NEWSREEL CAMERAMAN

Also
16 PAGES OF ROTOGRAVURE

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:
MIKADO CRAFTS P.O. Box 863
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.
AN AMATEUR PHOTO. OUTFIT.
SEND FOR CIRCULAR TO
SCOVILL MFG. Co.
W.IRVING ADAMS AGENT.
419 Broome St. N.Y.

SANTA CLAUSE SITTING FOR HIS PICTURE.

Second Edition of
"HOW TO MAKE PICTURES"
NOW READY.

Monday, December 24, 2012

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

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

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 wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Margheriti )

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

Monday, December 10, 2012

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

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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

HANDY - NOVEL - SANITARY

PARAKEET DIAPERS


Saturday, December 01, 2012

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