Roller Skating Labels: Be a Big Wheel

Back in the halcyon days of roller skating, roller rinks would produce a label with an rink or roller skate theme and the name and address of the rink so you could put in it on your roller skate box. The more labels you had, the more places you have been skating. I have moreContinue reading “Roller Skating Labels: Be a Big Wheel”

Menu from The Captain’s Table – Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

The Captain’s Table was seafood restaurant located on Hollywood Road and Toledo Ave in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. The restaurant, with a nautical-themed decor opened in July 1963. The building was erected in the shape of a ship and the entrance, which faced the Atlantic Ocean, was at the “bow” of the “ship.” There wereContinue reading “Menu from The Captain’s Table – Wildwood Crest, New Jersey”

Ella’s Deli and Ice Cream Parlor – Madison, Wisconsin

The following appeared on the Ella’s Deli’s website in January 2018: It is with sad hearts that we announce that Ella’s Deli will be closing at our current location. It has been our privilege to be a part of the Madison community for 42 years. Ella’s has always been about people and we are soContinue reading “Ella’s Deli and Ice Cream Parlor – Madison, Wisconsin”

1959 Phillies Official Scorecard

This glorious scorecard is from the first game of a doubleheader between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies on August 21, 1959 at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia. Here is the box score. The game featured 6 future Hall of Famers -Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn and SparkyContinue reading “1959 Phillies Official Scorecard”

1954 Cordials Cocktail Napkins

Produced in 1954, these Cordial cocktail napkins feature 12 gay designs using faux feathers, little plastic pieces and cute artwork. My girlfriend (now wife) and I purchased these great pieces of mid-century ephemera back in 2003 and somehow I never got around to scanning them!

1970 Souvenir Program of The Grand Ole Opry

This is a 1970 souvenir program featuring the full schedule of music and events happening at the Grand Ole Opry on April 3 & April 4, 1970. You’ll notice such legends as Ernest Tubb. Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, Marty Robbins and others.

New Departure Ball Bearings

Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s General Electric released a series of ads hyping their line of “New Departure” In the ads, potential products of the near future were made possible by New Departure. The future was a utopia of easy to use products/services that made “modern” life a breeze.      Continue reading “New Departure Ball Bearings”

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