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The smartest people in the whole friggin’ world had a con in ‘27…

The smartest people in the whole friggin’ world had a con in ‘27…

They don’t make radio ads like this anymore. 1927

Bonus points for how the scroll of “All Electric” starts with a wall plug, then continues over the brand name, takes a couple curls around the copy, and ends in an arrow to the coupon.

They don’t make radio ads like this anymore. 1927

Bonus points for how the scroll of “All Electric” starts with a wall plug, then continues over the brand name, takes a couple curls around the copy, and ends in an arrow to the coupon.

Marcia was the fashion rebel, eschewing white gloves. 1970s

Marcia was the fashion rebel, eschewing white gloves. 1970s

Buy a dictionary! 1925

Buy a dictionary! 1925

I’ve sorted through all the slides, and here’s one from July 1965 for you.

I honestly don’t remember why I have all these slides here on my desk, encroaching into my computer keyboard. I know I looked at them and sorted them into categories at one time but that’s all I remember, not what I intended to do with them after that.

I honestly don’t remember why I have all these slides here on my desk, encroaching into my computer keyboard. I know I looked at them and sorted them into categories at one time but that’s all I remember, not what I intended to do with them after that.

What computer labs used to look like: several large processor units, lots of tape storage, and two dumb-terminals to do the work on. Note the primative email machine (an electric typewriter) in the lower-middle.

What computer labs used to look like: several large processor units, lots of tape storage, and two dumb-terminals to do the work on. Note the primative email machine (an electric typewriter) in the lower-middle.

Double-Date Night, 1920s.

Double-Date Night, 1920s.

1917 Underwood #5 in a 1952 photo frame. Shot 15 minutes ago.

1917 Underwood #5 in a 1952 photo frame. Shot 15 minutes ago.

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.