December 28, 2013

Rooftop Boating

People will do anything to get out on the water.
NYC, NY - 1950 - National Archives

Tarzan, is that you?

Riding an elephant in a water ski show - haven't we all had that dream at one point or another?

Civilian Conservation Corps Map

The best thing about this map - and there is much to be praised - has to be the two CCC guys holding the shield. We need to reintroduce art to public works.
Schenectady, NY - 1937 - Grems-Doolittle Library Connection

December 5, 2013

Here Comes Trouble

I want to watch an entire series of movies in which this family solves mysteries.

Foot Care

Why moms gotta be so pokey?
1962 - anyjazz65

November 27, 2013

Bar

Dinner and a show or fetish club?

Except Her Heart

Man, that gal is in motion.
Strip Tease Queen - 1964 - Vintage Sleaze

November 23, 2013

I have no clue.

I'm as confused as you are.
Venice Beach - 1930 - SkyscraperPage Forums

Smooth Waters

Can you imagine Rio in the 20s, three and a half centuries old already, still freshly electrified and shining?
Botafogo Bay and Rio de Janeiro - 1920 - Carlos Bippus - National Geographic Found

Students of the Past Future

The rubber boots make it.
England - 1960s - Philip Howard

The Medieval Knight

This is why cameras were invented.
Pittsburgh, PA - 1978 - The Selvedge Yard

High Praise

I like to imagine suburban pagan rituals, sacrifices on the sideboard, parlor rug worship.
1961 - Hans

The Poison Fiend

That is one whacked out Death, and I especially like the pitchforks at the bottom. Lydia Sherman, not someone you would have wanted to marry.
Philadelphia - 1873 - The National Library of Medicine

November 20, 2013

Mamalia Americana

If I walked in and that guy had a gun on the mantel and boobs mounted on the wall, I would call the cops (and report him for having criminally bad taste).
Cavalier Vol. 19, No. 2 - 1968 - Vintage Girlie Mags

Meadowpark Manor

I don't think this is what Emma Goldman had in mind, but I like it.
St. Louis Park, MN - 1988 - Jeff Lonto