From the BlogSubscribe Now

poster campaign – Germany 1942

A set of six propaganda posters depicting the ‘complainers’ The posters went out with a late 1941 issue of a newsletter for propagandists, giving them detailed guidance on how to prepare for the campaign, which was aimed at complainers and those who failed to realize the greatness of life in Nazi Germany. Each poster would […]

vintage 1959

another instrument to mention, the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard reproduction… Coveted by both players and collectors as the ultimate example of playability, attractiveness and tone, the iconic 1959 Les Paul Standard simply has no equal. With the release of this very limited new model, Gibson Custom takes the art of recreating the company’s legendary […]

eastern retro

nice collection of vintage sci-fi graphics… ….artwork from rather unlikely sources: Soviet & Eastern Bloc “popular tech & science” magazines, German, Italian, British fantastic illustrations and promotional literature – all from the Golden Age of Retro-Future (from 1930s to 1970s). link

luckies

A 1929 advertisement for Lucky Strike cigarettes, from The 100 Greatest Advertisements 1852–1958, by Julian Lewis Watkins “Light a Lucky and you’ll never miss sweets that make you fat”—Constance Talmadge, Charming Motion Picture Star Instead of eating between meals … instead of fattening sweets … beautiful women keep youthful slenderness these days by smoking Luckies. […]

save the girls

a collection of WW2 bomber nose-cone art link

Rembrandt’s prints and drawings

REMBRANDT VAN RIJN (1606–1669) link

technical drawings from WW2

In the Second World War people at home with loved ones spread far away around the world with the forces were fed a diet, often government backed, of “how it works” or “how we will win” technical information leaflets. Very often these would have contained superb cut away and sectioned diagrams, showing the “insides” or […]

Shorpy – 100 year old photo blog

Wood scavenger. Fall River, Massachusetts. June 16, 1916. Shorpy.com is the 100-year-old photography blog that brings our ancestors back, at least to the desktop. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a boy who worked in an Alabama coal mine near the turn of the century link