“Peep” Backstage, U.S.A. at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair (NSFW)

Apologies again for the lack of posts lately. I work for a university and it’s the end of the semester here. I haven’t had much time to get to anything done. I am going to try to make it for up today with one of my favorites things in my collection. Peep Backstage, U.S.A. was aContinue reading ““Peep” Backstage, U.S.A. at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair (NSFW)”

“Wait ‘Til You See What I Saw in Seattle”

Today’s 1962 Seattle World’s Fair item is sponsored by Western Airlines and Samsonite Luggage. This is the sheet music for “Wait ‘Til You See What I Saw in Seattle” – A Salute to the Space Needle at the Seattle World’s Fair, written by Mason Mallory and performed by The Gillespie Sister. It was packaged on aContinue reading ““Wait ‘Til You See What I Saw in Seattle””

How Do You Like My New Beau?

Mailed from Bristol & Chattanooga Railroad to Miss Neva Arnold of Cholona, Mississippi on April 14, 1909: Dear Little Girl: Have you received the album I sent you from Corinth yesterday morning? I spent last night in Chattanooga, Tenn. When you grow up we will come here. Papa

Look In The Red Book

Yesterday I shared a dozen matchbook covers advertising the Yellow Pages service but did you know that Chicago also had a different classified directory service called the Red Book? These covers, from the 1940s or 1950s (?), advertise the services that Red Book could provide. As the inside of one the matchbooks states: You’ll findContinue reading “Look In The Red Book”

Wolley Segap To The Rescue

In a simpler time, companies had to advertise their businesses in the Yellow Pages. But how did the Yellow Pages advertise themselves? These 12 matchbook covers from over a 30-year span show how the service was advertised. Did you know there was even a Yellow Pages for Funeral Directors? Have you met Wolley Segap (Yellow PagesContinue reading “Wolley Segap To The Rescue”

Found Photo Friday: Elsie Bolcar

It’s the return of Found Photo Friday. This week features 11 slides in found back in 2009 of a woman named Elsie Bolcar from Haledon, New Jersey. I don’t know if these photos were shot for a contest or some other reason, but they show young Elsie in a variety of poses and outfits.

Hope To Get as Brown as a Berry

Mailed from Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania to Mr. Dan L. Mohnkern of Oil City, Pennsylvania on August 26, 1952: Dear Dan, Having a swell time. We are staying at the Lakeside, and the food is wonderful. The swimming is good but the water is quite chilly. There are many sail boats here, and one which weContinue reading “Hope To Get as Brown as a Berry”

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