Perhaps it’s because years of leafing through vintage magazines has left me rather immune to (at least the original) shock of seeing babies sucking on pipes and nursing from other tobacco sources (well, that and the knowledge that kids with tobacco is prevalent in other places) that I’m struck more by the second image…
Taken only in 1986, it’s difficult to recall a world in which such photos — taken in as film and processed, yet — would not result in a visit from child protective services.
Photos found via adski kafeteri at LJ.
Pretty in Pink by David MacDowell; a play on Rockwell’s Girl At Mirror.
Women were just playthings.
This hot mug steamin’ full of the 80’s totally wants to make you hang out on your mom’s sofa, right? (Atari 1980 Olympic Sponsor Coffee Mug for sale at Etsy.)
Love the 70s streaked hair. And the wide lapels. But neither as much as I love the stuffed dog being stowed away — and no kid in sight. Being a
stewardess flight attendant doesn’t look that difficult, Steven Slater.
Via The Cigarette Tree.
Also, it was important that the bows in your ridiculously big hair match the paint on the autos you were selling; like the orange of this Dodge Swinger 340.
Photos from a 1960’s Chicago auto show via bondmad2 at ebay.