1958: Astoundingly stupid ideas of the 1950s that actually were implemented in the 1980s and 1990s. Which is why 1950s typewriters still work and most of the last ones manufactured do not.
So I was looking at frames in Goodwill and there was one that had two snaps of six- and seven-month-old Christine in it. But then I realize there’s something behind them… a paper-framed photo of someone named Diane to her dearest Roger. I have to wonder whether Diane and Roger are the parents of this child, or if Roger just stuck the two pictures of a neice over this chick’s face and put the frame back where it normally sat (but rotated 90°).
Vintage logo niche: Recently obtained a shopping basket from a supermarket that’s going out of business, and on the side is this logo: it’s the logo that had been used since 1973 (the lower image, which is used now for cane-sugar-based Pepsi Throwback), but updated with this rounded font that was used up until 2008. According to Logopedia, this version of the Pepsi logo was used between 1987 and 1991.
Rand-McNally “Know Your Trees” flashcards, 1961.
With bonus bottle openers. There might be some connection.
Ever schedule something at 2am to show up at 9am but you messed up on the dropdown and it went to the wrong blog? Then you don’t discover this until later because you weren’t around? Yeah.
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!