Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Toy Seller from around 1912

Christmas toy seller (LOC)     
Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

Christmas toy seller

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Notes: Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

General information about the Bain Collection is available at

Persistent URL:

Call Number: LC-B2- 3329-3

Saturday, December 10, 2011

1943 bras and garter belts

the 1940s-1943 bras and garter belts
Originally uploaded by april-mo

To give or wear yourself.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Opheliac by Alberich Mathews, Berlin

Originally uploaded by alberich mathews

"Kaiser-Frazer Cashes In"

"K-F Cashes In"
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

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Automobile Makers, Henry Kaiser and Joseph Frazer from a 1947 issue of Fortune magazine. The Kaiser Frazer Corporation was the only new US automaker to achieve success after World War II, if only for a few years.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Hamlet 2 by Hernan Irastorza, Fotografo, Buenos Aires

Hamlet 2
Originally uploaded by Hernan Irastorza

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image: Hernan Irastorza
and Make-up: Barbara Rizzuti

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Detective Handbook

Detective Handbook By Franklin W. Dixon in consultation with Captain D.A. Spina
Originally uploaded by Wires In The Walls

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An original 1959 copy, it's basically a "how to" book on casting tire prints, setting up surveillance, dusting for fingerprints, finding out if you're being tailed.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Stretching Tune-Up

* Originally uploaded by bluecut
Here's a simple stretch that you can do 3 times a day and sleep better at night.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hot Japanese Girls

We can't tell you what this is from, or what is being said, but we think you'll like it anyway.

Monday, October 31, 2011

1950's Halloween Party

1950's Halloween Party
Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville

These two masked marauders want your money and your life.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Magnetic Power 1929

ralston university press 1929
Originally uploaded by Captain Geoffrey Spaulding

Utterly Amazing! The Way This Singular Book Can Give You MAGNETIC POWER In 24 Hours... Or No Cost!

Ralston University Press, 1929.

Babe Ruth, Boston Braves, April 1935

Babe Ruth Looking Pretty Sad
Originally uploaded by John McNab

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It's April 1935 and Babe Ruth is a player-coach for the lowly Boston Braves. He is 40 years old. He wants to manage the New York Yankees, but this will never happen. The greatest baseball player of all time isn't considered to be smart enough to be a manager.

This picture was taken before a Braves-Red Sox ehibition game.

On May 30, 1935, Babe Ruth played in his last professional baseball game.

Line-Up for Yesterday

R is for Ruth.
To tell you the truth,
There's just no more to be said,
Just R is for Ruth.

Ogden Nash, Sport Magazine, January 1949.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ed Fox, Vol. 2

Taschen is a quality publisher. Books from this German publisher always are published using high quality materials. From the boards, the binding, the dust jackets, paper stock, and ink... Taschen has always delivered an exceptional product.

Ed Fox II is no exception. The dust jacket is thick with two tones of gloss for subtle variations that reflect when tilted. The boards of the book also use two tones of gloss, appearing solid blue at one angle but revealing a large "Ed Fox II" when tilted against the light. The paper stock is thick with the crisp ink travelling all the way to the edge of the paper.

However, the contents of this tome are really what sends it over the 5-star edge.

To begin, Ed Fox offers a three page text introduction (in English, German, and French). The State of the Feet Report. Ed Fox II is unapologetic adult erotica. He explains his attraction to female feet, eyes, and beauty while describing his various career roles and experiences photographing the female model. This introduction offers interesting philosophical questions and is not simply an obligatory artist bio.

Ed Fox II could also be described as an artistic collection of nude photography. But when compared to the aforementioned, this collection has an edge, more attitude, and is unabashedly sexual.

The most common theme in the photography is feet. Painted toes, tilted arches, and smooth soles spread flauntingly towards the camera... you'll get plenty. Most images focus on the foot, but include the rest of the model in the shot also - but not always. Most shots also include the feet of the model in the frame, but the occasional exception again exists. Regardless, Ed Fox knows what he's doing and here he's at the top of his game.
Ed Fox at his Ed Fox II book release party, autographing an ass. 
Toys. Yes, that kind. These accessories are put to stimulating use throughout. Not much is left for the imagination either; these are no mere hints of sexuality, but rather a bold celebration of it! Nothing here is disrespectful to the model, however. These models always appear confident, sensual, feminine, and assertive.

Ed Fox II is a daring adventurous collection of photography, glorifying the sexuality of the female - and specifically the beautiful female foot. This photographic essay can certainly be enjoyed by those that appreciate edgy artistic nudes. But if one is stimulated by the idea of a soft sole and yawning toes being pushed playfully close to the lens, then Ed Fox II may offer a tantalising glimpse into heaven itself.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Harpo Marx Sells Vodka

Harpo Pitches Vodka Originally uploaded by John McNab
An ad for Smirnoff Vodka from Time Magazine, Sept. 15, 1961, features Harpo Marx.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tony the Tiger and Groucho, 1955

Tony and Groucho, 1955  Originally uploaded by John McNab

"You bet your life they're Gr-r-reat!"

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In 1955, Groucho Marx hosted the fourth most watched television show in America, "You Bet Your Life," with 12.5 million viewers a week, meaning he could sell Frosted Flakes to kids.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Play Guitar in 7 Days

Week-Old Shredder   Originally uploaded by Wires In The Walls



Friday, July 01, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Secret of Flying Saucers.

Honest And For True Originally uploaded by paul.malon

The most sensational experience in our publishing history !


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Girls! Girls! Girls! How Dangerous is Your Job?

His New Job  Originally uploaded by paul.malon
If you're Beautiful and Brave, you may be chosen "Miss Metropolis of 1950"

Superman - The 1948 & 1950 Theatrical Serials Collection  Superman in the Fifties  Batman and Robin - The Complete 1949 Movie Serial Collection
His New Job
Originally uploaded by paul.malon

If you're Beautiful and Brave, you may be
"Miss Metropolis of 1950"

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ed Fox prepares Vol.2

Photographer/Director Ed Fox is seen here at Taschen Publishing's press check for his book Ed Fox, Vol. 2

e d f o x

Saturday, May 21, 2011

1 Man Out Of 10

1 Man Out Of 10 in our total population is directly connected with machines - producing or otherwise.

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Science Mechanics Magazine1933

Friday, May 20, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Adams field cameras 1932

The Adams Club - The Adams Challenge - field cameras 1932
Originally uploaded by Nesster

All movements, but NO Intricate complications. Best quality material and highest skilled workmanship.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Business Opportunity!

Business Opportunity!  Originally uploaded by paul.malon

Would you like to get rich by selling soft serve ice cream?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Live Bodies For Sale

Live Bodies For Sale... Originally uploaded by glen.h
from Popular Science October 1939
Oh boy!Wouldn't that be swell
I'll tell you what I will do though, I will take away that scrawny body of yours and whip it into shape just like I have done for myself and so many others. Do you want big muscles and a huge robust body? My book "Puissant Body Building" is absolutely FREE.

TOMMY LOUGHRANDept. 82, 4S. 15th/Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Truth About Lee Harvey Oswald's Murder

Pictures of You - Teaser
Originally uploaded by sobreiro

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This is a teaser image from PICTURES OF YOU, a short comic Felipe Sobreiro is slooowly drawing. It's the third time he's collaborating with Juan Arteaga, with whom they did years ago the very popular NEW ADVENTURES OF SIGMUND FREUD. This one will be only a few pages long but Sobreiro is very happy to be working with Juan once again!

Hunting Bears

hunting poo
Originally uploaded by Raid71

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Promotional material created for

Electronic Home Recorder

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Make your own records at home ! Used by schools. Immediate playback. Mail to friends. Makes 33, 45, of 78 rpm records (any speed). Low price because it uses any phonograph turn-table. No wiring. No connections. Recording unit (arm, guide, & electro-magnetic cutting stylus). electric,Studio Microphone, cutting needle, 3 blank records. Portable carrying case 10x15x4". Money back guarantee.
Set Postpaid $14.95.
Extra Blank Records #1.98 Pkg. of 5

Johnson Smith & Co., Dept.595, Detroit 7, Mich.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Family Radiation Survival Set

NOW! Give Your Family The Protection They Need

Measures Radiation Fallout - Tells
You When It's Safe to Leave Shelter

The Federal Government recommends that each family has a radiation kit.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Originally uploaded by Captain Geoffrey Spaulding
Franklin Publishing Company Feb. 1929

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

James Bond Crashes into Toyshop

Corgi James Bond Ad 1965  Originally uploaded by combomphotos
007 Corgi car creates sensation in High Street.

Captain Marvel's Magic Eyes

... no glueing! Originally uploaded by x-ray delta one
They Follow You Wherever You Go

Monday, February 28, 2011

Looks like someone was SICK, SICK, SICK !

Imitation Vomit
Amazingly realistic PUKE!
Looks like someone was SICK, SICK, SICK ! almost turns your stomach to use it as a joke, it's so realistic. Made of plastic. The "gloppiest" look.  Place by baby, dog, dinner table or pretend you've been sick/ Most revolting, dirtiest trick we've seen.  (Created a riot when we tested it !)
No. 2636 Price Postpaid..........................................50 cents.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Have a Mask Party

Enjoy Hilarious "Monkey Shines"
at your next Masquerade Party

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