Best band name ever. But also the title of Howard R. Garis’ book, published by Platt & Munk in 1939 (illustrated by George Carlson). Sleds with wheels? Coasters, perhaps…
Tank Reindeer Outdoor Christmas Display, 1963
As published in First Armored Division Association Bulletin, “Old Ironsides,”, No. 3, Vol. XV, Winter 1963 – 64; caption and info:
13th Horse Has Best Outside Christmas Display
The tank-reindeer display of the 2nd Battalion, 13th Armor, Lt Col John F. Hooks Commanding, was adjudged best of outdoor Christmas displays in the 1st Armored area last Christmas. Colonel Hooks is President of the Old Ironsides Chapter and a member of the Board of Directors of this Association.
“Good Morning Mr. Khadafy… This is your wake-up call.”
Dug this t-shirt, circa 1986 and commemorating President Reagan’s U.S. naval fighter action against Muammar Gaddafi, out and put it up on eBay because now it is a true collector’s item. Marking a specific event, it is perhaps even more ephemeral than paper works as these tees were worn and washed until they wore out!
Along with the phrase, “Good Morning Mr. Khadafy… This is your wake-up call,” there’s an F/A-18 (which looks like it’s straight out of Jane’s). I don’t suppose even the mighty US military can wake Muammar up now.
Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of A Bicycle
An antique advertisement for “The Liberty Bicycle” featuring a corseted Victorian beauty holding the American flag illustrated by Edwin H. Kiefer.
That Annoying Kid On The Bus…
On the plane, in class… You know, that guy with his feet on the back of your chair? Well, he’s just avoiding strain on his back while sitting.
Photos from Care Of The Back, Industrial Edition, William K. Ishmael, M.D., F.A.C.P. and Howard B. Shorbe, M.D., F.A.C.S., Distributed by Safety Department with Approval of Abbott Skinner, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Great Northern Railway Company.
The State Of Delaware Was Proud Of Their Drivers’ Ed Cars
Not one, not two, but three photos of the public instruction vehicles for driver education adorn the pages of Safer Motoring: A Guide For Young Drivers, prepared by the State of Delaware State Department of Public Instruction, Division of Health, Physical, & Driver Education; circa 1957. Plus, one of some cars and drivers which is without a caption or credit.
Vacation Hell: Trapped In A Trailer With Guitar-Playing Dad
Photo found inside Vacation On Wheels booklet, by Maury Delman, distributed by National Research Bureau, Inc. No date; circa 1970s.
Boys Love To Motor Boat
Photo inside a vintage travel brochure from Three Lakes, Wisconsin. (More pics & fun if you follow the link!)
Travel To Mexico, Get Gasolmex
Isn’t that why you shouldn’t drink the water?
Vintage ad for gasoline found in The Gazer Pocket Guidebook To Mexico; issue is number 44 (of the XV year No. 772) dated for the week of March 5-11, 1965.
Genuine Mothers’ Bread Parade Float
A parade float, horse and wagon style, advertising C. R. Henerys genuine Mothers Bread (Steelton, PA). Apparently they didn’t believe in apostrophes so much in the 1880s. Via.