The Darley Shop – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  811 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, Florida Visit Fort Lauderdale’s most complete Lingerie Shop. Robes, Gown, Petticoats, Slips, Bras, Girdles, Hosiery, At-Home Wear, and Boutiques. Kenneth Twaddell & Associates, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Dexter Press 15806-C

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Stuart C. Irby Co. – Jackson, Mississippi

You are cordially invited to visit our new lighting fixture showroom to see a magnificent display of lighting fixtures and lamps; The best in lighting. STUART C. IRBY CO. Wholesale Electric Supplies 815 South State Street Jackson, Miss. Easton Photo Reproductions C-16016

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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 Sparky…

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Hunt’s Recipe Matchbooks, Vol. 5

It’s time for the 5th batch of recipes featured on matchbooks advertising Hunt’s Tomato Sauce. (Volume 1 – Volume 2 – Volume 3 – Volume 4). This batch includes two different version of Sweet & Sour Pork, Steak and Potato Rolls and a very 1963-style recipe called¬† Stuffed Cabbage Rolls. Sweet-Sour Pork (1963) 3 lb.…

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This is Roller Skating

This is Roller Skating! Well, it’s actually a late 1960s booklet published by the Roller Skating Rink Operators Association of America (RSROAA) about roller skating. The 24 page booklet, which someone ran over with a roller skate, features everything you need to know about having a good time roller skating and drinking a Coke. It’s…

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Hunt’s Recipe Matchbooks, Vol. 4

Welcome back to the fourth installment of Hunt’s Tomatoes recipes features on matchbooks from the late 1950s/early 1960s. This first recipe for something called Tomato Luncheon Quickie sounds like an abomination that some canned lunch meat scientist concocted in a lab under a bridge. The other recipe(s) is for a staple of early 1960s meat…

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1962 Seattle World’s Fair: Day 2 – Welcome to the Seattle World’s Fair from Hamm’s

This Hamm’s beer ad, featuring the Hamm’s bear, was inside the official guide of the World’s Fair.

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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 find…

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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 Pages…

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