Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Radio News 1921

I picked up a small lot of vintage Radio News magazines from the 1920's and '30's and you know what that means. More scanning! The magazines are in pretty poor condition and leave little paper flakes everywhere and I'm afraid my scanning may be the death of them. First up is the August 1921 issue of "the 100% Wireless Magazine".

Saturday, May 21, 2016

You'll Never Believe What Happened Next...

If you're like me, you despise those click-bait ads seen on many news and social media websites.  You know the ones that describe some scenario and then  propose you'll never believe what happened next. They always lead to sites requiring you to click 15 more times and sit through numerous ads only to find out the end result is lame.  I was reminded of those when I saw the following slides I scanned from a recent find.  I thought they would make excellent click-bait photos. You'll never believe what happened next.

Milton Edgars had recently lost his family in a tragic accident. When Milton photographed his mother standing in the doorway of the porch of her home, he couldn't believe what he saw when he developed the film...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

What was on TV May 1st through 7th, 1982

I came across this issue just the other day and realized I had missed my window for posting (I generally try to keep the vintage TV Guides to their respective weeks), but there was so much great stuff in it, I couldn't wait another year.  Despite a cover that looks like a cheap carnival caricature, it's chock full of '80's goodness. Seriously, every time I opened this issue, I found something new.  "Sweeps Week" occurs in May for the networks, and it looks like TV Guide followed suit.

Let's open the cover and dive in.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Satellite Motel -- Oddly Shaped and Magically Fingered

This is the first of a group of post cards I found at a garage sale last weekend and features the Satellite Motel (Turn Left) of Omaha, Nebraska.

Sunday, May 15, 2016


This brochure promoting the use of "Snirkles" candies in recipes as well as fund-raising was a find from today.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Stork Club, Quebec 1959

Another slide from my recent find.

Not to be confused with the famous New York night club of the same name but no relation, this Quebec location appears to have converted to a discotheque named Oz by the 1970's.  The only reference I could find for it was in this article.

Successful Farming May 1959

Today's offering is this month in 1959's issue of "Successful Farming".  You know what that means? Yep, hog reports.  Nah, I'm kidding.  It's all about the ads.

Friday, May 6, 2016


I have to admit, one of my reasons (not the driving one, mind you) for going to garage and estate sales is to flip items for a profit.  I don't make a lot of money, but I at least cover my costs and fund future trips.  So that's what I had in mind when I found this vintage 1964 Kenner Easy-Bake Oven a few months back.

What was on TV May 1st through 7th, 1971

It's time once again for "What was on TV" and we pick up where we left off on our last issue.  This week's cover features Mary Tyler Moore and child actress Lisa Gerritsen.

Along with Pamelyn Ferdin and Kim Richards, Lisa Gerritsen completed the triumvirate of 1970's television child actresses you recognized, but never really associated with a particular character.  You just knew them.  

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Name Your Poison

This slide dates from 1963 and I believe was taken somewhere in the Netherlands.  I believe the previous owner of these slides worked for Monsanto, so maybe some of their products?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the know the rest

I was in the very dirty basement of a turn-of-the-last-century home in Webster Groves, Missouri a month or so ago and came across a box of various small toys and figures.  Among the toys were some 1970's Fisher Price Adventure People figures, a Smurf, a Battlestar Galactica Daggit, and this mystery monster.

Mexican Standoff - Coke vs Pepsi vs Orange Crush

While looking through a batch of slides I bought a few months back, in particular those featuring a trip to Mexico in the early 1960's, I was struck by the number of soda (pop, coke, tonic, whatever you may call it) signs I saw.  Based on the sampling below, it looks like Coca-Cola had a slight edge with our neighbors to the South.  A few of the pictures are like a seek and find.  Try your luck and see if you can spot the pop!

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