Sunday, January 17, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Set The Table With Olga Baclanova. Literally.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Your Guess Is As Good As Ours
Monday, December 21, 2009
Beware: His Tattoo Will Put Your Eye Out
Tat belongs to Jim of the Spectremen, who recorded a song called Red Rider, a tribute to Ralphie.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Pepe Le Pew Eeeiiwww
Monday, November 9, 2009
Perhaps They Mean Emo Philips?
Monday, October 26, 2009
Halloween Nineteen-Ought-Seven: Tricks Bigger Than Treats
Farmer Beaton's Sons Treated To A Warm Reception By Irate Farmer On Hallowe'en Night -- A Double Barreled Shot Gun Did The Businss
Two Small boys, the sons of a farmer named Beaton, who lives just outside the west part of Fargo, were shot at by an irate farmer on Hallowe'en and as a result they came to Fargo yesterday and had about a handful of peas picked out of them by a physician.
The Boys had greatly annoyed a neighboring farmer last Hallowe'en, and this year he waited for them with a double-barreled shotgun loaded with peas. The boys approached his place and he let fly with both barrels, and his marksmanship was excellent.
In future Hallowe'ens these particular boys will probably remain a long ways from that particular farmer.
Ahhh, Halloween in 1907, when kids could be shot just for being annoying, good times...
Note that people don't shoot people, "double barreled shot guns do the business."
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Mary Tyler Moore Mannequin?
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Case Of The Pirate Fashion Photographer
I Get The Raggedy Ann Wig, But...
Thursday, April 9, 2009
In New York: Dorothy Kilgallen (columnist-radio star) complained on the air that she had to wear a white Band-Aid on her cut finger to a party... said it looked awful. Next day Johnson & Johnson send an assortment of Band-Aids in shocking pink, cassia, leaf green, lavender. Will she start a trend?Answer: Apparently not. Unless Quick failed to report Band-Aids with SpongeBob SquarePants -- or I guess at that time it would have been The Shadow? (Only he knows.)
This issue of the vintage magazine has Esther Williams on the cover, and featured on pages 48 - 51. I sent scans of the article to Here's Looking Like You, Kid. 'Cuz I'm nice like that.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Proof That The 1950's Were Nutty
The seller says:
UNBELIEVABLY FABULOUS photo print of NUTS...shelled, and unshelled WALNUTS, and it looks like some shelled almonds are in there too, the 'photo' is black and white, which has been hand-colored in tan, sepia, green and gold with grey 'shadows'....LOVE IT!!!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Bowling Pin Animals To Spare
But this deer made of small bowling pins (and on wheels -- so my mother-in-law would have loved him!) had to stay behind due to the $40 price tag. :sigh:
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Such A Hoot To Be A Socialite In Nineteen-Ought-Two
Friday, February 6, 2009
Sewing Is Misogynistic
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Bet You Didn't See This Coming
Looking Forward To Spring? Maybe Not With This Old Lawn Sprinkler
Monday, January 12, 2009
For $265 You Can Have A Black Boy Hold Your Mink Closed
Saturday, January 10, 2009
You'd Have To Be Drunk To Wear 'Em
Don't Believe Mousetraps Hurt?
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Some-Bunny Ears Ursula Andress
Thursday, January 1, 2009
When Snow Globes Attack
Thursday, December 11, 2008
"The Potato Babies, And How They Grew"
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Underarm Duck Tuck
Monday, December 8, 2008
Trouble Keeping Your Hose Up?
Friday, December 5, 2008
Dad Says He Tired Of Ties As Gifts?
Instructions and pattern from a vintage set of Coping Saw Carpentry For Boys & Girls cards. You can find nicer patterns and craft project instructions at my other blog, Things Your Grandmother Knew too.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Giving Peace The Finger
Thursday, November 20, 2008
While Jaynie tells us how to wear our hair with hats, such information is irrelevant with these polka dotted wonders. The good news is that even when your mom cut your hair wrong, no one would be able to see it under these.
This post is dedicated to the HATtastic Miss Janey *wink*
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Correcting Ill-Shaped Noses At Home
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
"The Practical Self May Try To Hold You Back"
It also says you might find yourself walking among the living stars, as they "regularly visit" the museum. Those who do so, are awarded their own special director's chair (with their own name!) upon their first visit.
I didn't scan the whole thing; but enjoy the pages I did. Or not. It might be creepy even in digital pixels.
Also from my travel and tourism collection; see something you like there, let me know, and maybe I'll scan &/or provide additional details.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Keep Your Rings On A Slug
Friday, October 31, 2008
Halloween Parties Of Yesteryear
From the Kansas State School for the Deaf, the Class of '53 in costume. I have no idea what the sack costumes are... "Sack race contestants" is a costume?
Don't you just hate it when other kids have the same costume? (Kansas State School for the Deaf, Halloween, 1959)
Well, at least you weren't the kid in the black face jack-o-lantern costume.
At the school's 1956 party, someone took their costume very seriously and spent much of the party scrubbing floors. Yes, I do believe that is a dude.
In 1958, one kid went dressed as Big Ben -- but looks more like a 1950's cartoon alarm clock.
The Johnson County Museum shows us Zorro; a Space Ranger; a girl with an oval white mask over her eyes, white cardigan sweater buttoned partway down over satin dress (lame!); and Droopy Dog.
Before we leave these Halloween parties of yesteryear, let's not forget to thank the Halloween Party Committee, the bakers and hostesses, the decorators and chaperons, for all their hard work!