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Batty Batty Batty Batty Batty Batty

Wings don’t fail me now.

The Opium Fiend The Opium Fiend

Did Kinja change the editor? It’s terrible. Opium appropriate. Poppies, poppies. My introduction to opium dens was of course Sherlock Holmes.

NASA Vintage NASA Vintage

And beyond. Watching Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979).

Listerine Listerine

Impulse buy. We dared someone to try it when we were kids but this was the first time I had the original formula. Talk about an eye-opener.

Riddle of the Sphinx Riddle of the Sphinx

What happened to the nose? Wiki page said there were signs rods and poles were used to remove the nose. One legend was it was shot off with a cannonball by Napoleon’s men. In the very earliest photos and drawings it was mostly just the head sticking out of the sand.

Spiders Spiders


The Witch's House The Witch's House

1936 Maine. Carl Van Vechten.

Haunted Vintage Haunted Vintage

Library of Congress images were down again for a while.

Vintage Lunchbox Collection Goes to Auction Vintage Lunchbox Collection Goes to Auction

250 of them in this collection.

Dominoes Dominoes

Dominoes. I have an old travel pack of dominoes I found while dusting in a carrying case.

Miniature Golf Miniature Golf


Magic Posters Magic Posters

Library of Congress. Vintage magic posters. Trying to skip those I’ve used before elsewhere. There was enough good material to do just posters.

Vintage Magic  Vintage Magic 

AV Club Wiki Wormhole today is a magician I heard of from Orson Welles. Magic posters, ads, etc. from Library of Congress.

Panasonic Toot-A-Loop Radio and Crazy Color Portables Panasonic Toot-A-Loop Radio and Crazy Color Portables

Toot-A-Loop. Panapet was the ball and chain.

12 Cover Artists Every Vintage Crime Lover Should Know - J. Kingston Pierce 12 Cover Artists Every Vintage Crime Lover Should Know - J. Kingston Pierce

Found via the ThrillingDetective site. Mr. Pierce also has a cover art blog in addition to editing The Rap Sheet. Nice overview of the genre covers.

I'm Flying I'm Flying

1895. My Wiki Wormhole last night was early flight experiments. Once you got a certain height off the ground (50-60 ft.?) crashes were almost always fatal. In the very early days people would jump off towers with homemade contraptions with no basis in science and would invariably kill themselves. Otto Lilienthal…

Vintage Hamburgers Vintage Hamburgers

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger, cheeseburger. Pepsi.

Toy Ads Toy Ads

Lot of cheap toy comic ads, etc.

Vintage Breakfast Vintage Breakfast

Buckaroo Breakfast.

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