Category: Ephemera

First, do no mom.

I am not sure if doctors often encounter patients who casually get naked in the examining room EXCEPT hot red high heels. These pervy little card collections were printed in the 1950’s… Back then the doctor would judge her on being an unwed mother, and probably talk to her...

A tribute to the Peter Putters of the world

My dad’s old Jensen-Byrd supply catalog had 1641 pages of everything under the sun. Many of the items were from small suppliers. I imagine that Peter Putter had some sort of chemical background, but instead of going the way of Walter White, he perfected Peter Putter’s Plaster Pencils. I...

Something for the parents stuck at home

We are glad that our young uns are grown and not needing to be constantly entertained. This is from the postwar “Comic Cards” with all sorts of risque gags in the collection. I don’t know where guys got these, probably from little ads in the back of “Soldier of...

She has a point there!

I have a batch of these “comic cards” from the 50’s. The topless ladies featured all seem to have inflamed nipples and areolas. What’s up with that? She thinks because boys are allowed to remove their shirts, she should be able to also. The authority figure here knows that...

Throw your voice! Boys only!

Apparently only boys can apparently throw their voices. I think that has something to do with girls not having an adam’s apple. This must be a pretty old ad, it’s only ten cents! Of course that was probably an hourly wage back then. But think of the possibilities!...

Beer Hall Synergy

Still going through these “risque” cards from the 1950’s I think. Some of them are just weird. There is some kind of beer hall synergy going on here, but how did it happen? Maybe this is why beer comes in metal kegs instead of wooden barrels these days....

Found buried treasure in my filing cabinet!

I found a batch of these novelty “Comic Cards” from probably the 1950’s? when I was rooting around in one of my filing cabinets. In this one, two dogs have to pee, but they are afraid to use the only tree-like object in the vicinity, a rather imposing totem...

Lucille was secretly thrilled

I accidentally dug up this weird scratch pad that I bought at a garage sale, maybe thirty years ago? for ten cents. It has maybe 200 pages, each with a different drawing at the bottom or top, from the twisted mind of B. Kliban Had a lot of trouble...

Our neighbors, Tarzan and Francis the Talking Mule

Here’s an old textbook from a yard sale. It’s sort of reassuring that previous generations also knew how to annoy the librarians. I think all the entries after Nyla Sperlick and before Tom Ranken are the same kid, a kid who lived in a house with a television I...

But…. Can she cook?

This is from the cover of a beginner’s Crochet booklet my MIL had. The guy on here is trying to have a good attitude about it, but he secretly fears that he will have to wear it to work as-is. Seems like it would be easy enough to shorten...