Kids, don’t try this at home. Or anywhere else.
Biker dudes in Harley-Davidson ads, 1958 and 1960. Your grandparents’ campus glee club was a secret MC. Not really the image you get nowadays of Harley riders, though I’m sure plenty of those bearded burly guys in leather also attended upscale colleges and wore cardigans at one time.
Drooling over ALL of it!
While this may have been marketed for outdoor use, you know someone had to have trimmed their kitchen or den in colored aluminum. (Don’t believe me? Look for people who decorated their livingrooms with copper tiles, brushed steel panels, corrugated zinc, and so forth for the ‘urban look’ on HGTV…)
I suspect it’s inaccurate to say “sold better” because after 1983, Pac-Man was packed with the system (alongside Combat) so thereby many thousands were technically not purchased; it was sold on its own from 1981 to 1983 and as a major title it was snapped up by gamers not suspecting how bad the port would be.
He gives himself a titty-twister?
from a 1958 advertisement for the LaSalle Extention University, “a correspondence institution” that operated between 1908 and 1982; “M.E.F.” above went from being a truckdriver to the head of an accounting department.
The mower of the future, 1958.
While I’m disappointed about the lack of flying cars thing, the failure of this mower coming to fruition has really hurt my faith in futurism.
ZIP codes have been mentioned on this blog a couple times; they came about in 1963. But was there something similar prior to that? Yes, in metro cities there’d be zone codes, like “Chicago 2, Illinois” or “New York 5, New York”, as part of the address. The above magazine public service announcement was printed in 1960.