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Updated Nostalgia Section
I've been hard at work on some web site updates. The first major update is in the Nostalgia section. From here on out I'll try to post updates to the journal so they make the feed.

Here we have downtown Arlington, Texas, circa 1961. 

12/7/2017 6:21:47 PM

The Typewriting Maid

Bosses have gone after secretaries since the first girl took cave painting dictation back in the Stone Age. 

The postmark on this card is from 1908. ...
6/9/2011 4:49:37 PM

Appetizers in orbit!

When the olives are in perfect alignment with cross-sections of clogged arteries, the deviled eggs shall lay down their vegetable spears and all shall revolve the tomato dip in perfect harmony. ...
7/22/2008 11:03:38 AM

Introducing a new Disturbing Food Mascot!

Meet the NuTone "In-Built." This leggy kitchen vixen promised to save housewives hours of drudgery. Who needs a wife when you have one of these?

(More pictures at the link.)

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7/21/2008 4:03:57 PM

Le Car Hot, Le 50 Years Too Soon

How do you pitch a 40 MPG car to a country where land yachts and tail fins are in style?

Use breezy typography and an appeal to folks on a tight budget. ...
7/21/2008 1:02:18 PM

Is that a rocket....
...or are you just happy to see me?

Who said we were repressed in the  1950's? Just look at this ad for slacks from 1959. Space Age styling, and extra rockets in case men just didn't get the idea that a guy with his tie tuc ...
7/20/2008 5:19:47 PM

It's hot . Have a beer - the healthful refresher!

Experimenting with a larger size picture, just to see what will happen.

Yes, it's invigorating!

7/9/2008 4:23:42 PM

Check out this old magazine cover

Life, September 7, 1959. Pictures on the cover were Bill Lundigan of Men Into Space, and Gene Barry as Bat Master ...
7/9/2008 4:20:46 PM

Learn the ways of the frozen foods...

Learn the ways of the Frozen Foods, post-war housewife. Buy a giant freezer chest or you will have this atrocity:

6/21/2008 9:15:10 PM

This is the Last Time We Let Uncle Bob Plan Little Billy's Party

That's So wrong.

Thanks, Larry and Alex, for the new old books!

I'm scanning more stuff for the Nostal ...
4/29/2008 1:51:03 PM



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