1954 Was A Real Bitch For Baby New Year

In this vintage promotional piece for The Sands, Baby New Year’s bottle of 1954 was held just out of reach. …Ah, back when Vegas was for adults & not kids.

1954 sands casino teasing baby new years photo

Creepy Vintage Chalkware Babies

So, you’re decorating the old nursery, and you think it would be awesome to hang babies on the wall? I bet you also can’t understand why the baby cries every time you tuck her in.

How about just some severed baby faces on the wall? I bet you think your baby has colic; there’s no other reason baby should cry all the time…

There are creepy chalkware babies, there are really creepy chalkware babies — and then there are racist chalkware babies. Like this vintage chalkware string-holder featuring a little African-American baby on watermelon. I may go to bed crying just having seen that.

Image Credits: 1940s Plast Plak Hand Painted Chalkware Wall Baby via Bayutiful; Vintage Chalkware Happy Baby Face and Vintage Chalkware Crying Baby Face via ephemerascenti; and the vintage racist stringholder via midwestscout.

Look At Me, I’m Midget Frankie Dee

Vera Francis and Jimmy Edwards with “midget liquor salesman Frankie Dee.” (I’m pretty sure that means Frankie Dee was a midget; not that he was a salesman of midget booze bottles, like those you find in hotel room bars and on airplanes.)

Photo found in Jet magazine, February 19, 1953. More than that, Vera had midgets dueling for her affections. Check it out in my Vera Francis Timeline.

Yup, that’s Kitschy Kitschy Coo; showing you everything, from midgets to giants.

“Dead. Wrapped in plastic.”

Mitch O’Connell presents these vintage ads presenting babies wrapped in plastic. Can’t help but think of Twin Peaks; I’m that old. Bonus points for the contradictory use of storks.

(Found via Sloth Unleashed who found it viacargohoo /BoingBoing.)