Saturday, December 27, 2008

Stenso lettering card package.



It's a little ripped up, but look how excited that boy is about lettering! I'll put a scan of the Stenso lettering card itself up here soon. You know you can't wait!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Greetings from Cherry Hill, S.C.



I'm pretty sure I bought this postcard at the Gay Dolphin.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Budget Host



I don't know where this hotel is, or where I got this postcard. I am going to assume that Devlin gave it to me. Look at that banquet hall!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Quality LCD Quartz Watch



The interior of the Unisonic Dukes of Hazzard watch box, including the watch itself.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Horrendous Crash...



The front of a box for a Unisonic Dukes of Hazzard digital watch. I cannot remember if this watch plays "Dixie" or not, but it totally should. I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that it does not. A scan of the contents of this box is forthcoming.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Susie



I can only imagine how great it would be to get this postcard in the mail. I had to pay money for it...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

"4 of a Kind" with bonus King Diamond



Cover for a Singapore bootleg of D.R.I.'s "4 of a Kind" album with most of King Diamond's "Them" tacked on to side 2.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

How Much Do I Pay Per Pound?



Cardboard egg computer. Side 2 of 2.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How shall I keep my eggs?



Cardboard egg value computer. Side 1 of 2.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Japanese Beer Ad



Ad for Sapporo Fine Lager from the back cover of a manga magazine. I remember the magazine had a manga about billiards that was WAY more intense than any comic about billiards has any right to be. LOTS of motion lines.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Phone 9113



Seaboard Service Station notepad, Elberton, GA. Circa 1950s. Printed by the McGregor Company, Athens, GA.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Lowery Collection, Part VII: Order Diptera



Anatomical Drawing of an insect (probably a housefly) by H.C. Lowery, November 1947.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Playtime Records 309-PV



Not that anyone is probably reading any of this at all, but I'm taking a break from the Lowery Collection for a bit. There are still plenty of anatomical insect drawings to come, though, so don't get too worried if you're into that kind of thing. You should, by the way, be totally into that kind of thing.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Lowery Collection, Part VI: Order Homoptera (head)



Anatomical Drawing of the head an insect (probably a cicada, or maybe an aphid) by H.C. Lowery, October 1947.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Lowery Collection, Part V: Order Hemiptera (wings)



Anatomical Drawing of the front and rear wing of an insect (probably a cicada) by H.C. Lowery, October 1947.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Lowery Collection, Part IV: Order Coleoptera



Anatomical Drawing of the head and mouth parts of a June Bug by H.C. Lowery, November 1947.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Lowery Collection, Part III: Order Homoptera



Anatomical Drawing of an insect (probably a cicada or locust) by H.C. Lowery, October 1947.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Lowery Collection, Part II: Order Coleoptera



Anatomical Drawing of a Beetle by H.C. Lowery, November 1947.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Lowery Collection, Part I: Order Hemiptera

Recently I went to an estate sale, and I purchased some decent stuff. An empty Bubble-Up soda bottle, a Niagara Falls souvenir coffee mug, some old sheet music, but the best thing I got there was in the "Free" box. Always look in the "Free" box. This box contained the college notebooks of the man whose estate was for sale, H.C. Lowery. In one of the notebooks was (and still is) a series of anatomical insect drawings from 1947 when, from what I can tell from surrounding evidence, Mr. Lowery was a student at the University of Georgia. Over the next few days, I will be posting these drawings here. If you are (or know someone who is) a family member of H.C. Lowery, formerly of Athens, GA, and would like to have these drawings, please contact me by leaving a comment. I will give them to you. Until then, they are safe.



Anatomical Drawing of a Squash Bug (Back View) by H.C. Lowery, October 1947.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Sleepy Hillbilly



Dog Patch (London, Kentucky) bumper sticker. To learn more about the Dog Patch Trading Post, read this. Please note that this is not the failed Dogpatch USA theme park in Arkansas.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Stops Fogging Like Magic



Geni brand cloth eyeglass cleaners. Look how serious that "geni" is about keeping your vision smudge-free. You'll see so clearly you won't even think about wishing for more wishes.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Nation's Largest Gift Shop



Bumper sticker from the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove in Myrtle Beach, SC. I re-colored this one because my scanner doesn't like fluorescent colors. I am not too good at the photo-editing software.

To learn more about the Gay Dolphin, visit their official website.

Nation's Largest Gift Shop



Bumper sticker from the Gay Dolphin Gift Cove in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. One of the best place I have ever been. I re-touched and partially re-colored this image because my scanner does not do well with fluorescent colors. I probably did not do a very good job. For more information on the Gay Dolphin, visit their website.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Deadly Friend



Promotional photograph of Anne Ramsey from the 1986 Wes Craven film Deadly Friend.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Golf of Mexico



Postcard with photos of the "Golf of Mexico" indoor miniature golf course at South of the Border. Sadly, the building in which this golf course was located is now a store that sells concrete yard art, though all the miniature golf holes are still there. They just have hundreds of concrete statues all over them.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Captain America and The Falcon



From Milton Bradley's "Captain America Game featuring The Falcon and The Avengers" ©1977. Artist unknown.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Friday, May 2, 2008

Good Luck to you, too, Mr. Deezen!



This is what Membership in the Eddie Deezen Fan Club gets you.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Japa-knit



A photo from a 1980's (possibly early 90's) knitting magazine.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Lungs


This diagram shows the nose and throat passages to the lungs.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Best to Your Wonderful Store



Les Baxter Quiet Village 45 with autographed sleeve. I do not know who Neva is.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What-a-saurus?



Panel from Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #38

Friday, March 21, 2008

Dookie



When you think of quality children's music, think Dookie!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

You've Got The World By The Ears



Pace CB radio ad from the August 7-13, 1976 issue of TV Guide.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Holler



Mountain Holler citrus beverage label detail.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Sexual and Other Vitamins




Illustration from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Sex, by Drs. Willy, Vander and Fisher as well as Other Authorities. Copyright 1950, Cadillac Publishing Company, Inc. New York.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More.



Numbers Four, Five, Six, Seven and Eight in a series.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Crackering Ball



Packaging for Crackering Ball Fireworks.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Moon Travellers (sic)



Firework label for Moon Travellers bottle rockets.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Golden Flake Gobbler



That is, unfortunately, a reproduction autograph.

Also, I feel that I should point out that this, like many other things you see around here, was given to me by one of the top 10 awesome dudes in the world, Mr. Devlin Thompson.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hands Off!



A souvenir of the Smoky Mountain Car Museum, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Monday, February 11, 2008

A Dramatic History



Danger Ahead: The Dramatic Story of Railway Signalling. By Richard Blythe. Cover Illustration by Dick Hart. Copyright 1951, Newman Neame Publishers, Ltd., London.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pirates



Anti-pirate propaganda from the State Farm Insurance Company.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Sure Good



Package from the Marine Veteran Ice Cream Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Chef S.O.B.



Napkin from the diner at South of the Border, Dillon, South Carolina.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

C-10 Fan Club



Promotional fan from Smith Pontiac-Chevrolet-Buick, Greensboro, GA. Art by Jack Davis, signed by Jerry Clower.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Star Ball Contribution



"Star Ball Contribution" Fireworks Package.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Drinking usually leads to poverty.



Membership certificate from the Band of Hope temperance society. I wish the year had been filled in.

Click here for the extra huge size.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008