Joe and Mildred enjoyed blasting their favorite tunes while cruising. So much so, in fact, that their puny car radio finally gave out.
Luckily, they’d opted for the Five Piece Band dealer extra.
wtfdidthatsay:

Source: Saturday Evening Post - January 1, 1960

Joe and Mildred enjoyed blasting their favorite tunes while cruising. So much so, in fact, that their puny car radio finally gave out.

Luckily, they’d opted for the Five Piece Band dealer extra.

wtfdidthatsay:

Source: Saturday Evening Post - January 1, 1960

Mae was known for her deep philosophical thoughts. Or at least she was, until the day that someone asked her what she was pondering.

seminiceperson:

questionableadvice:

~ Scott Tissue, 1938via Flickr"You may love to go to a friend’s home for a dozen reasons, and yet if she overlooks this most important nicety, you’re bound to be a little shocked…"

That jerk Helen has NO concern about your delicate nether parts.
Mae was known for her deep philosophical thoughts. Or at least she was, until the day that someone asked her what she was pondering.

seminiceperson:

questionableadvice:

~ Scott Tissue, 1938
via Flickr

"You may love to go to a friend’s home for a dozen reasons, and yet if she overlooks this most important nicety, you’re bound to be a little shocked…"

That jerk Helen has NO concern about your delicate nether parts.

Bill and June were starting to realize that they had some serious problems communicating effectively with each other.

Bill and June were starting to realize that they had some serious problems communicating effectively with each other.

It was supposed to be a fun new family activity: dressing up to match the sofa and then sitting on it. But in the end it was a disappointment to them all. As usual.

mrsdentonorahippo:

Do those colors even exist anymore?
It was supposed to be a fun new family activity: dressing up to match the sofa and then sitting on it. But in the end it was a disappointment to them all. As usual.

mrsdentonorahippo:

Do those colors even exist anymore?

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Striped dress. Checkered tablecloth. Lightly striped toast, and a toaster with triangular cut outs. Yes, now all I need to do is pour this coffee in perfect concentric circles. Which may take some time.
design-is-fine:

Advertising for the classic Behrens toaster, 1951. Firmenarchiv Electrolux

Striped dress. Checkered tablecloth. Lightly striped toast, and a toaster with triangular cut outs. Yes, now all I need to do is pour this coffee in perfect concentric circles. Which may take some time.

design-is-fine:

Advertising for the classic Behrens toaster, 1951. Firmenarchiv Electrolux

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Only a qualified dentist can tell you all about toothpaste and bad breath, you know. It’s not like, say, your friends could do that. 

Only a qualified dentist can tell you all about toothpaste and bad breath, you know. It’s not like, say, your friends could do that. 

Strangely enough, the ‘gramp stamp’ never really took off as a  trend.

locpix:

Hoover Admirers
Strangely enough, the ‘gramp stamp’ never really took off as a trend.

locpix:

Hoover Admirers

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They may be easy to crochet and simple to knit, but their awful complexities can only be appreciated when they are completed and on someone’s innocent head.

They may be easy to crochet and simple to knit, but their awful complexities can only be appreciated when they are completed and on someone’s innocent head.

Clear up your skin. Get popular. Dancing is pretty much the answer to everything. So you will want to know all about Arthur Murray’s Popularity Book (1944), which has recently been reprinted by Osprey/Oldhouse. The review’s over on Kitchen Retro - I can tell you, however, that not only will this book clear up your face, but if you want to get ahead at Uriah Q. Minkelmotter’s ice cream factory (and with a name like that, why wouldn’t you?), this book will show you how.
The ad above is from 1937 via Amazon.
(And many thanks to Old House/Osprey for sending me this - it was terrific!)

Clear up your skin. Get popular. Dancing is pretty much the answer to everything. So you will want to know all about Arthur Murray’s Popularity Book (1944), which has recently been reprinted by Osprey/Oldhouse. The review’s over on Kitchen Retro - I can tell you, however, that not only will this book clear up your face, but if you want to get ahead at Uriah Q. Minkelmotter’s ice cream factory (and with a name like that, why wouldn’t you?), this book will show you how.

The ad above is from 1937 via Amazon.

(And many thanks to Old House/Osprey for sending me this - it was terrific!)

Marvin’s reliance on his electric bow tie did not really improve his social standing that much. Or, really, at all.

psaaok:

"Be the life of the party!"
Amazing Electric Light Bow Tie.  Printed in Hit Comics, Issue #57, March 1949. Source
Marvin’s reliance on his electric bow tie did not really improve his social standing that much. Or, really, at all.

psaaok:

"Be the life of the party!"

Amazing Electric Light Bow Tie.  Printed in Hit Comics, Issue #57, March 1949. 
Source