Another one of the Dolly Toy Company pinups, this one featuring a gun-toting toddler defending the stagecoach. OK, so many she’s not a toddler. …But then again, maybe the little girl isn’t defending the stagecoach either. You can see the rest of the pieces in this set here, in our Etsy shop. (Better look quick — these vintage nursery pieces sell fast in our store!)
Another page of toys from the 1930 Billy & Ruth catalog, sadly sans police car.
Have you ever dreamed of just buying a houseboat, sailing away, and fighting crime under the auspices of a shadowy nongovernmental entity? Well now you can!
Yes, for a limited time only, the houseboat featured on the 1980s adventure series MacGyver is up for sale! It’s not the first time it’s been on eBay, and it apparently goes up for sale quite regularly. The owner has been trying to part with the MacGyver boat for years now, and I can see why: I watched MacGyver religiously when I was younger, and every single person that set foot on that boat got shot at, was kidnapped, barely escaped being blown up, and at one point was almost crushed in the back of a garbage truck if not for MacGyver’s ingenuity in getting out of a tight scrape. If the MacGyver houseboat doesn’t come with a fully-functional MacGyver to save me from international terrorists or mobsters, it’s much too dangerous for me to own.
A photo of the entrance to the New York subway; from How We Travel: A Geographical Reader, by James Franklin Chamberlain, 1909.
If someone can identify the parade, the college — anything in this vintage photo, please do! Even some of the animal costumes are murky…
Two Los Angeles police officers help Mr. Statistic warn drivers about traffic fatalities on the upcoming Labor Day weekend in 1952. (Via.)
But is he more compelling than Mr. Yuck?
The 2012 Collector’s Calendar from Secrets In Lace features pinups wearing classic lingerie posing in front of WWII airplanes. Yeah, airplanes, that’s why we said “flyboys.” Yeah, that’s it. Pinup photographs taken by Michael Malak.