Category: Ephemera

Bathtub slides into bedroom even full
Posted in Ephemera Love and War files

Good story bro – Bathtub moves

I do not believe you sir. A bathtub that moves to the bedroom at the flip of a switch?

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Little girl wants a horse (Postwar magazine feature)
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Take your medicine, Gladys. I don’t see any horses.

Folks were flush with postwar cash in 1946, and they were asked what they would like to splurge on. This little girl wants a horse…

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HELP – A highbrow MAD

Back in the early days of MAD magazine, they had some competition- Such as HELP! I like the intricate drawing style of some of this…

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A Seattle thing

I always though the newspaper comic “The Berrys” was set in the midwest, but this is such a northwest thing. Usually rain off and on…

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AND DON’T COME BACK!!

I really like old stock certificates with the gowned ladies in a little vignette at the top. Somebody must have, I don’t know, peed in…

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Topless woman demands equal rights (old comic card)
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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…

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Archie admiring girl on skates
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Give it up Archie

Archie hasn’t learned, to get the beautiful girl on skates, you probably need a beautiful car, or at least some decent wheels. So quit hanging…

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Green Giant, Jolly
Posted in Ephemera The Advertising

The stuff of nightmares

I don’t know how old I was when the television introduced me to the “Green Giant” with his booming refrain, “HO HO HO! GREEN Giant!”…

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Library card from "Our American Neighbors"
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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…

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Gladys Kravitz about town
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Gladys Kravitz lives

I was shocked to discover that these “about town” columns still existed as recently as the 1970’s. You know, a list of happenings like “The…

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