18 July 2013 @ 08:19 pm
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21 November 2014 @ 02:47 pm
More from anne-gunning-wearing-handmacher-1954
21 November 2014 @ 02:30 pm
YO! You think he's east side or west side?

21 November 2014 @ 08:16 am

I'm sad to report that Marian Brown has died, just a year after her twin sister Vivian.  They were fixtures in the San Francisco landscape, identical (and identically dressed) twins who functioned as quasi-ambassadors for the city.  Spotting them was a kind of game, and we had the great good fortune to see them, by accident, at a hotel restaurant near Nob Hill many years ago.  They were charming.

But this is vintage ads, and THEY MADE AN AD. :D  (although technically not a vintage ad, being from around 2004)


This was a local (recent) ad for a community fundraiser to help them with housing, end-of-life care, etc.


More about them HERE, HERE, and HERE.  Trust me, if you don't know the Brown Twins, you want to know about them.  They will bring a smile to your face.
20 November 2014 @ 02:46 pm
More from miron---evelyn-tripp-1950
Weekend event starting tomorrow Friday, November 21 thru Sunday November 23: 1970s Clothing Ads for 70s clothing, ads for products (other than clothing) with the people wearing fine examples of 70s clothing, basically---ads for/with 70s clothing! :)

I'm doing a scheduled post, which I hope works. Thursday (the day I want this to post) I have to get really freaking early to take Mabuse to the vet for a dental. The little shit had half her teeth pulled out a few years ago!! So now she wants to cost me more money--and lose the rest of her teeth, well basically all except her canines. Including the ad for Dr. Mabuse the Gambler because that is who she is named after. I had just discovered this movie and the Testament of Dr. Mabuse and was enthralled with them. Mabuse is also the only cat I've ever delivered. Neighbors had her mom---who I now have, because they moved to another state and I am insane---who they never got fixed (I did when I got her)---and she was birthing kittens, but the last one got stuck and the kids came to get me, because apparently I could fix anything? I dunno. I called my vet and they walked me thru how to pull her out properly, then I had to break open her sack, and she wasn't breathing, so I had to rub her and blow into her mouth until she was breathing. I said I would take that kitten. Little shit.

After I drop her off, I gotta run a few errands---I hope---then a few hours later take Poliahu with me to pick her up as Poli is getting her vaccines. Damn dog. Damn furbabies. They're all little shits. So anyway, I'll be busy and figured I best try a scheduled post to get the weekend event announced! :)

936full-dr.-mabuse -the-gambler-poster

ETA: hey, this worked!!! the little shit Mabuse is fine after her dental, she only has 2 teeth left now and she ended up costing me a $100 more than i figured because, well, she's my cat and if someone is gonna cost more, it's gonna be mine!! fucking little shit....$400 mouth....i'm gonna remind her on the way home i didn't HAVE to deliver her and she's lucky i was home that day she was born!
19 November 2014 @ 11:29 pm
Minutes to Midtown Manhattan

19 November 2014 @ 09:54 pm
This was very righteous bucks for the time.

19 November 2014 @ 09:39 pm
"Great Moments with MR. LINCOLN"

$680 was righteous bucks for the time.

Medium family income $6,000 per year
Minimum hourly wage $1.25
New house $15,000
Gallon of gas .25¢
New car $2,500
Considering what stuff cost at the timeCollapse )
19 November 2014 @ 12:27 pm

eta: from myvintagevogue, an amazing resource of vintage advertising.
19 November 2014 @ 02:55 pm
from the 1910s....never been to Gettysburg...actually never been to any Civil War sites....have been to Galena Illinois quite a few times though which is where Grant lived and they have a balcony at the hotel draped where Lincoln gave a speech once.....i think, if i recall correctly, something like 8 or 9 Civil War Generals came from Galena.....Galena is a great place to visit---haven't been there in over 20 years and i bet about the only thing that has changed is now you see website addresses....most of the downtown and lots of houses in the city are historic....beautiful place....