Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2009

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Miss Lillian Wells

These great vintage costume pictures are great!

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Today is our one year anniversary. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. This next year will be full of more great posts. Sorry for the lack of posts lately; I’ve been out on assignment!

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This space phaser cap gun toy from the 1950’s is sweet!

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All of these plaques, with the exception of the Apollo 13 plaque, were left on the moon by Apollo mission astronauts. They are awesome. These images are from NASA’s official website.

Apollo 11 - The first men on the moon

Apollo 11 - The first men on the moon

Apollo 12

Apollo 12

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Apollo 14

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Apollo 16

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Apollo 17 - The last men to walk on the moon.

Apollo 17 - The last men to walk on the moon.

This is a rare example of a childrens tin globe by Replogle Globes circa 1952.   Replogle began manufacturing these  in the 1950’s in an effort to compete with other childrens tin globe manufactures such as J.Chien and Ohio Art.   The manufacturing of these toys ceased soon after.  Replogle still manufactures globes in Chicago today.

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Here’s a look at how globes are made inside the Roplogle Globe factory in Chicago today:

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Charles Frederick Worth

Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaperelli

Madame Gres

Madame Gres

Cristobal Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga

Charles James (wearing the tuxedo)

Charles James (wearing the tuxedo)

Gilbert Adrian

Gilbert Adrian

Jeanne Lanvin

Jeanne Lanvin

Christian Dior in a lab coat!

Christian Dior in a lab coat!

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

Paul Poiret

Paul Poiret

Madeline Vionnet

Madeline Vionnet

Pauline Trigere

Pauline Trigere

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

Bonnie Cashin

Bonnie Cashin