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.
Babes In The Pumpkin Patch
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.
I don’t have any babies on my holiday list or I would be shopping the Gilt sale on Trumpette Socks & Apparel. Set of Girls Mary Jane Booties, $14; Boys Johnny Golf Socks Set of Six Pairs, $14.
“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.)
Laudanum For Baby Too
Tweet Nothings For Insomniacs
If you’re so obsessed with Twitter that you can’t fall asleep, worrying about the tweets your missing, why not get yourself this Blue Bird Mobile? (Via.)
Protecting Baby From Gas
Gas war resistant pram. England, Hextable, 1938.
Early Walk (Or Is That Roll?) Man
Pram provided with a radio, including antenna and loudspeaker, to keep the baby quiet. United States, 1921.