two things about tag searches for this blog that annoy me
vintage: 5% actual vintage (25+ yrs old) stuff, 5% photos of Marilyn Monroe or The Beatles, 90% “vintage style” edits of pictures taken this week.
atari: 10% were posted by Denny’s, the restaurant chain, because of a tie-in license they currently hold.
Second, Atari 7800 ;-) #retrogaming #atari
How are you doing this without a cartridge in the slot?
When a shoebox won’t hold all your photographs, what do you do? Find one section of a 1950s modular filing cabinet and fill the sucker up. And some of the drawers actually are nearly filled. $30 from a kitchy shop + $5 for spraypaint and $8 for fresh palm-sander sandpaper.
Roller tray: contemporary IKEA (being sold as an end table?!)
Labels: 1950s Royal ‘Heritage’ typewriter; must redo sometime
Paint: Rust-oleum 2x spray — the original steel grey had been painted over sloppily by a brush with a lighter grey latex, so I sanded that off
Better Homes & Gardens’ Handyman’s Book - 1957
Here’s something I found at a library Friends sale years ago: a basic handbook of what tools are, how to use them, and how to do simple home repairs. I believe this was one of those books you bought by installment, where they’d send you the binder and one chapter a month to put into it. Not a substitute for the bookshelf-series _Popular Mechanics_ Illustrated Home Handyman Encyclopedia (1961) but more a primer of what all the words and tools in the PM encyclopedia mean. Above are the binder, the page about when your wood suffers shrinkage, a chapter cover page where a guy is letting another man inspect his neatly-arranged tools, and an example of the photography from the beginning of the book.
And above all of this, one of the tools from the Files section. The harshly-worded name refers to the file having irregular teeth, thus not coarse or fine.
Royal typewriter, 1920s, with three stuck keys, missing its top cover.
The classified advertising rates and subscription fees for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1933. Found this clipping in an old book.
"Agony column" would be an excellent name for a band or the Op-Ed page.