Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Owens Corning Fiberglas - 1944

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Morton Salt - 1953

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Guardian Maintenance - 1962

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Quinsana - 1942

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Regal Shoes - 1942

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Old Grand-Dad - 1942

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Polaroid - 1961

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Bromo-seltzer - 1937

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Goodyear - 1937

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Rexall - 1952

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Merry Christmas

As we have finally made it to Christmas Day, I would take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas vintage style with the following century-old postcards:

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas, commonly attributed to Clement C. Moore. This version is circa 1870.

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BarcaLounger - 1955

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Capehart - 1950

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National Geographic Magazine - 1953

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Dumont - 1950

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Kodak - 1936

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Coca-Cola and Santa

Santa Claus has been portrayed in many varying forms for around 150 years, but the version most familiar to us as the fat, jolly red-suited man is actually the result of an advertising campaign. Haddon Sundblom, a commercial illustrator, was commissioned for an advertising campaign for Coca Cola that would have much longer lasting impact than he could imagine. Although some artists had previously illustrated simliar versions of Santa, Sundblom's images of Santa in Coca Cola advertisements in the 1930's through the 1960's were a hit, and cemented in the public mind what Santa looked like. Here are a sampling of the advertisements through the first 25 years of this campaign.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Plymouth - 1950

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New York Central - 1953

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