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1970’s Moog/Schaefer Beer TV spot

1970’s Moog/Schaefer Beer TV spot

“When you’re having more than one”. Now that’s copy writing for you.

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Lagos Disco Inferno — The sounds of Lagos in the late 1970’s, worth a view for the album covers alone…

Lagos Disco Inferno — The sounds of Lagos in the late 1970’s, worth a view for the album covers alone…

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Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

From The Independant: They are said to produce unparalleled sound quality. Until now, however, no one has been able to explain why 300-year-old Stradivarius violins have never been matched in terms of musical expressiveness and projection. A study has found that the secret may be explained by the consistent density of the two wooden panels(…)

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Russian soldiers response to “The Sound of Music”

Russian soldiers response to “The Sound of Music”

That's what was going on behind The Iron Curtain? Link via MissC

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“The Way Of All Flesh” — Fabulous found collection of photos documenting a woman over 50 years of her life

“The Way Of All Flesh” — Fabulous found collection of photos documenting a woman over 50 years of her life

Link to collection 

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Nice collection of Chrysler related emblems

Nice collection of Chrysler related emblems

        See the rest of the collection.

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Lost found art

Lost found art

Shown here: 8 vintage Art Deco styled microphones circa 1920's-1950's Link to more collections 

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Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

Happy Birthday Billy Connelly! 67?

“Can I have more butter in my bucket?” Real fans of Billy will thoroughly enjoy this early documentry: Billy Connolly was, in the 1970s, a sort of Scottish Lenny Bruce, who, with devastating humour, sliced through the hypocrisies he perceived. This 1976 documentary follows the singer-comic during his 1975 Irish tour. Made in a cinema(…)

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Outstanding Collection of Hostess Uniforms

Outstanding Collection of Hostess Uniforms

Shown here: Continental Airlines / USA Uniform 1970 – 1973 Link to uniformfreak.com

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Happy Birthday Scrabble.

Happy Birthday Scrabble.

It is 60 years ago tomorrow that Scrabble was registered as a trade mark by Alfred Mosher Butts, an architect from New York state, and his businessman friend James Brunot. Scrabble AD by PES: Link to The Independent's article on the inventor and origins of Scrabble  

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60 beautiful vintage Travel Posters

60 beautiful vintage Travel Posters

I recommend clicking on the images for the higher resolution versions.

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Original Star Trek Series photostream on Flickr

Original Star Trek Series photostream on Flickr

Link to birdofthegalaxy’s photostream.

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Happy 40th Monty Python

Happy 40th Monty Python

Monty Python was first aired on British television screens on October 5 1969. Famous for the ministry of silly walks and the dead parrot sketch, the legacy of the series lives on.

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The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

The Incredimazing Ellips Ease

My friend Brady found this beauty while cleaning out his studio. It's simply amazing! The different typefaces are cool, it must have looked very mod in its day.   The 'Engineering Appliance Company' is alas, no longer in business. The San Francisco street address in now condos and a google search returned no results.  (…)

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80MBS of storage for under $12K? ComputerWorlds top 10 retro ads

80MBS of storage for under $12K? ComputerWorlds top 10 retro ads

My favorite: What the heck is electronic mail? That’s the question posed in this Honeywell ad, which explains: “Simply put, it means high-speed information transportation. “One of the most advanced methods is terminals talking to one another. “Your mailbox is the terminal on your desk. Punch a key and today’s correspondence and messages are displayed(…)

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