Tuesday, August 30, 2016

22 Vintage Ads for How-To Sex Books From Between the 1950s and 1970s

Old magazines, especially men-only rags, were brimming with advertisements for sex advice books. During the 1950s, it wasn’t easy for a young man to get the know-how he needed to feel confident when that special moment arrived.

Monday, August 29, 2016

An interesting footage captured scene on 23rd Street in New York City, 1901

A street level view from the sidewalk, looking along the length of 23rd Street. Following actuality footage of pedestrians and street traffic, the actors, a man in summer attire and a woman in an ankle-length dress, walk toward the camera. As they cross a grate on the sidewalk they pause, and the escaping air blows the woman's dress to her knees.

From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: WHAT HAPPENED ON 23d STREET, NEW YORK CITY.

This is a winner and sure to please. The scene as suggested by the title is made on 23d street, New York City. In front of one of the large newspaper offices on that thoroughfare is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air is forced by means of a blower. Ladies crossing these shafts often have their clothes slightly disarranged, (it may be said much to their discomfiture). As our picture was being made a young man escorting a young lady, to whom he was talking very earnestly, comes into view and walks slowly along until they stand directly over the air shaft. The young lady's skirts are suddenly raised to, you might say an almost unreasonable height, greatly to her horror and much to the amusement of the newsboys, bootblacks and passersby.

"Be Happy, Go Lucky!" – The Appeal of Vintage Lucky Strike Tobacco Ads From the Early 1950s

These Lucky Strike ads from the Be Happy Go Lucky! campaign of the early 1950s and ads from British brand Kensitas, which followed with its Kensitas that's Good! campaign a year later are appealing to people of all ages, especially teens and young adults, with their vibrant colors, youthful models, fun fonts and carefree messages.

From 1935 to 1959, Lucky Strike sponsored a popular radio show and subsequent TV show, Your Hit Parade, which associated Lucky Strike cigarettes and smoking with fun, music, dancing, and friends. Your Hit Parade featured popular songs and musicians of the day alongside copious advertisements for the cigarette brand. When the show first aired on television, the program opened up with the following Lucky Strike jingle composed by Raymond Scott:
Be happy, go Lucky, Be happy, go Lucky Strike, Be happy, go Lucky, Go Luck-y Strike to-DAY!
At the same time, Lucky Strike began rolling out print advertisements in popular magazines bearing the Be Happy Go Lucky slogan. This followed on the heels of the 1949 campaign, Smoke a Lucky to Feel your Level Best! Both slogans suggested that smoking Luckies resulted in emotional and physical benefits, and both campaigns were colorful and youthful, featuring young, predominantly female models having the times of their lives. These ads presented Lucky smokers as young, attractive, vibrant, athletic, happy, and full of vitality. Without claiming health benefits outright, Lucky Strike portrayed its brand as healthy and enticing through these campaigns.

17 Vintage Photos Captured Everyday Life of Austria in the early 1900s

These amazing images documented everyday life of Austria in the early 1900s, they were shot by an unknown photographer on a 'Grand Tour' through Europe in 1904.

Asparagus sellers in Vienna, Austria

Doorways in Vienna, Austria

Girl at well with oxen, Austria

Haying with oxen, Austria

Helblinghaus, Innsbruck, Austria

Little girls sitting on the back of a cow, Seattle, 1911

Adorable Vintage Snapshots Captured Funny Moments of Animals in the Past

Animals sometimes have their own moments...

Surf Avenue before the Boardwalk, Coney Island, NYC, 1896