Enoch Bolles (1883–1976) was one of the best known of the Art Deco era pin-up artists, mostly because of the massive exposure his images received on newsstands from coast to coast. Enoch Bolles’ pin-up girls were fun-loving and sexy, often provocative in their poses but occasionally caught in embarrassed or slightly self-conscious moods. Bolles beganContinue reading “50 Amazing Illustrations of Pin-Up Girls by Enoch Bolles From the Art Deco Era”
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A Highly Suggestive French Postcard Entitled ‘How to Eat a Banana!’ From the 1920s
“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”A French postcard from the 1920s shows how to eat a banana from age 18-40. Not sure why not peeling said banana… A half a century ago, bananas were more delicious. They were creamier with a more delectable tropical fruit taste. When they ripened, they stayedContinue reading “A Highly Suggestive French Postcard Entitled ‘How to Eat a Banana!’ From the 1920s”
35 Pages From a 1902 Weird Phrenology Book That Can Help You Ascertain a Person’s Character by the Shape of Their Features
Illustrations from Vaught’s Practical Character Reader, a book on phrenology by L. A. Vaught published in 1902. As he confidently states in his Preface:The purpose of this book is to acquaint all with the elements of human nature and enable them to read these elements in all men, women and children in all countries. AtContinue reading “35 Pages From a 1902 Weird Phrenology Book That Can Help You Ascertain a Person’s Character by the Shape of Their Features”
Collected From a Number of Fashion Plates, These Images Illustrate Women’s Fashion in Every Year From 1784 to 1970
Shown here is a timeline of women’s high fashion from 1784 to 1970, focusing entirely on trends in Europe and North America. Meticulously compiled using a number of historic fashion plates, this timeline showcases the many shifts in styles that occurred in women’s fashion over the course of nearly 200 years, from 1784 to 1970.Continue reading “Collected From a Number of Fashion Plates, These Images Illustrate Women’s Fashion in Every Year From 1784 to 1970”
Cross Section of the Midship Section of the RMS Olympic, 1909
RMS Olympic was a British ocean liner and the lead ship of the White Star Line’s trio of Olympic-class liners. Unlike the other ships in the class, Olympic had a career spanning 24 years from 1911 to 1935. This included service as a troopship during the First World War, which gained her the nickname, OldContinue reading “Cross Section of the Midship Section of the RMS Olympic, 1909”
Can It Be Done? These Vintage Ideas From the 1930s That Seem to Have Been Implemented Today
That television newspaper + the car phone = the smartphone, right? And how about Skype for intramural television? All this is from Scoops magazine UK (1934/1935).
Ford Edsel 1958 Car Models: The Wrong Car at the Wrong Time!
Edsel was a brand of automobile that was marketed by the Ford Motor Company from the 1958 to the 1960 model years. Deriving its name from Edsel Ford, son of company founder Henry Ford, Edsels were developed in an effort to give Ford a fourth brand to gain additional market share from Chrysler and GeneralContinue reading “Ford Edsel 1958 Car Models: The Wrong Car at the Wrong Time!”
26 Humorous Christmas Ads From LIFE Magazine in the 1950s
A photo collection that shows some hilarious ads for the Holiday from LIFE magazine in the 1950s.
Bomber Jacket Art: U.S. Air Force Pilots Personalized Nose Art on Their A-2 Flight Jackets During World War II
The Type A-2 leather flight jacket is an American military flight jacket originally invented and developed for and closely associated with World War II U.S. Army Air Forces pilots, navigators and bombardiers, who often decorated their jackets with squadron patches and elaborate artwork painted on the back. Sometimes casually referred to as a bomber jacket,Continue reading “Bomber Jacket Art: U.S. Air Force Pilots Personalized Nose Art on Their A-2 Flight Jackets During World War II”
Interesting Diagrams From 1931 Show 30 Ways to Die from Electrocution
Have you ever counted the ways to achieve death or extreme shock from electricity? Well, here’s some pretty strange diagrams of 30 ways to die by electrocution from a 1931 illustrated German book “Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern”.