Heck Yeah, Old Technology!

Sep 18

Before stick deodorant developed an escalation means to push it up out of a tube, you had to hold it like if you were rubbing a stick of butter into your pits — with about the same icky affect on your fingers.  1945

Before stick deodorant developed an escalation means to push it up out of a tube, you had to hold it like if you were rubbing a stick of butter into your pits — with about the same icky affect on your fingers. 1945

"We’re not poor, we just don’t have any money."   Tunis, Tunisia — 1940s

"We’re not poor, we just don’t have any money."   Tunis, Tunisia — 1940s

Sep 17

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Five boxes of watercolors, seen at a fleamarket.

Five boxes of watercolors, seen at a fleamarket.

We hadn’t started wearing an onion on our beltloop yet; the fashion at the time was oversized pantaloons with drastic pleats. Scappoose, OR - 1940s

We hadn’t started wearing an onion on our beltloop yet; the fashion at the time was oversized pantaloons with drastic pleats. Scappoose, OR - 1940s

Walter Carlos is now known as Wendy Carlos.

Walter Carlos is now known as Wendy Carlos.

Sep 16

Stenography machine, likely from a court, and likely has been seen on this blog before if it was something that didn’t sell at the fleamarket last year when I snapped pictures of a couple of them.

Stenography machine, likely from a court, and likely has been seen on this blog before if it was something that didn’t sell at the fleamarket last year when I snapped pictures of a couple of them.

Buy war blondes and beat the Axis!

Buy war blondes and beat the Axis!

Sep 15

1969:  The TV spots with stop-motion Santa came after this.

Let’s just recycle the film, change the voiceover, and add some products… no one will know the difference. (The first voice in that video compilation was Peter Thomas; anyone know the others?)

1969: The TV spots with stop-motion Santa came after this.

Let’s just recycle the film, change the voiceover, and add some products… no one will know the difference. (The first voice in that video compilation was Peter Thomas; anyone know the others?)

This was 1972.

This was 1972.