Southern Comfort’s 1960s Guide to Toasts and Cocktails

Southern Comfort, the whiskey+fruit n’ spices liqueur (I guess?), produced these pamphlets that you could find in your favorite magazine from the 1950s on. This one is probably from the early 1960s and everyone looks like they’re having a grand time. You may not be a SoCo fan, but it’s more tasteful than most of…… Continue reading Southern Comfort’s 1960s Guide to Toasts and Cocktails

Jazz Age Adventurers: Fashion Edition

At the Albany Institute of History and Art: Fashionable Frocks of the 1920s showcases the adventurous dresses of the Jazz Age. Silk Evening Coat, 1929. Quintessential flapper dress in silk and rayon exemplified the “relaxed morals” of the decade. Chiffon “Bab” dress, c. 1925, Paris. If you couldn’t afford a Paris original, Montgomery Wards and…… Continue reading Jazz Age Adventurers: Fashion Edition

Flashback 1981: One of the 99%

Whisky is not the vice John DeLorean is usually associated with. Cutty Sark ad from 1981, the first year the DeLorean sports car was sold. In 1982, John DeLorean was arrested for (and later acquitted of) drug trafficking. The DeLorean Motor Company declared bankruptcy the same year. Cutty Sark Scotch whisky was created in 1923…… Continue reading Flashback 1981: One of the 99%

Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

The Pinto Cruising Wagon exists somewhere between – or beyond – the Safari station wagon and the Dodge Street van. A compact two-door wagon with colorful stripes and a bubble window, the cruising package was introduced in 1977 and abandoned after 1978. If you wanted the silhouette of a wagon and the shagtastic style of…… Continue reading Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon

Street Van: One of Dodge’s 1970s Adult Toys

During the heyday for customized and airbrushed vans, Dodge capitalized on the trend by offering hip options straight from the factory. While the custom van craze faded by the early eighties, the Dodge B-Series cargo van soldiered on until 2003, when it was replaced with the Sprinter van sourced from Mercedes. Source: Dodge/caranddriver.com The Street…… Continue reading Street Van: One of Dodge’s 1970s Adult Toys