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
Featured image: The Bellagio Conservatory.
Before it was a compact pickup truck, the Ford Maverick was an import-fighting’ vinyl-clad compact car. Introduced in the late 60s, original colors included Anti Establish Mint, Hulla Blue, and Thanks Vermillion.
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
Photo essay from the New York Times: New York’s Legendary Literary Hangouts.
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%
Following Jimmy Carter’s victory in the 1976 presidential election, Time magazine looked towards what a Carter presidency would be, and advertisers began looking towards the Christmas season. All images from Time Magazine, November 22, 1976
Not actually the scariest picture of Christopher Lee: Source: voicesofeastanglia.com See more Tees at Voicesofeastanglia.com.
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
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