Archive | June, 2011

50 Inspiring Vintage Advertisements

29 Jun
Western Electric

Volkswagen

Sony

Lightolier

Campbell’s

Molson’s Golden Ale

Monroe

Burroughs Corporation

Bigelow Carpet

Ford Fairlane

Ronrico

Western Electric

International Transtar-400

Lustre Creme

Volkswagen

Ozite Carpet Tiles

Corvette

Dobbs

Air Canada

Eve Filter Cigarettes

Wild Westerns

Pabst Blue Ribbon

Pontiac Bolero

Smirnoff

Motorola

Western Electric

Budweiser

Ouija Board

Frigidaire

Churchman’s No. 1

Kenmore Dryer

International De Luxe Delivery Trucks

Levis

Pontiac Bonneville

Career Club Shirts

Textron Fabrics

Bell Telephone System

Crescendoe

Honda

Tide

Sprite

Burton Cool Suit

Ford Mustang

Dodge

Vespa

Twiggy Lashes

Cadillac

AC Spark Plugs

Emba

Volkswagen

Advertisements

Last Call

27 Jun
Natalie Wood

Susan Strasberg

Angie Dickinson

Simone Simon

Mylene Demongeot

Jean Arthur

Helen Mack

Geraldine Chaplin

Fay Wray

Ava Gardner

Anne Francis

Slave Children in New Orleans

26 Jun

Eric Morley, the creator of Miss World

25 Jun

Eric Douglas Morley (26 September 1918 – 9 November 2000) was born in Holborn, London, England. He was the founder of the Miss World pageant. He was married to now head of the pageant Julia Morley from 1960.

Eric Morley, the creator of Miss World, noting down some important vital statistics

Eric Morley helping with a jammed zipper in 1955

Eric Morley checking no contestants had big hips in 1955

The first Miss World at the Empire Rooms on Tottenham Court Road, 1951

All the contestants of the 1970 Miss World pageant

Miss Selfridge girls dressed and made up the same and no doubt contemplating that capitalism can only go backwards

Flatiron Building

25 Jun

The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building, as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and the only skyscraper north of 14th Street. The building sits on a triangular island block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle’s northern (uptown) peak. It anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square, and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies’ Mile Historic District.

Flatiron Building, c1903

Flatiron Building by Alfred Stieglitz (1903)

Flatiron Building by Edward Steichen (1904)

Teddy Roosevelt, c1903

24 Jun

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his energetic personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive Movement, and his “cowboy” image and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive (“Bull Moose”) Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the municipal, state, and federal level of government. Roosevelt’s achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.

a rough rider

on Horseback

Wolf hunting

Cowboy breakfast

The Gooderham Building in the 1890s

24 Jun

The red-brick Gooderham Building is historic landmark of Toronto, Ontario, Canada located at 49 Wellington Street East. The Gooderham Building is the focal point of one of Toronto’s most iconic vistas: looking west down Front Street towards the building’s prominent rounded corner, framed on the sides by the heritage commercial blocks along Front Street, and with the skyscrapers of the Financial District towering in the background.