Mr. Langston Hughes

I just picked up a vintage copy of “The First Book of Jazz” by Langston Hughes (1955). The illustrations by Cliff Roberts are incredible. The style reminds me of one of my favorite jazz album cover artists Jim Flora. I found the illustration set here.

Great old Coca-Cola commercial from the 1950’s. I love the streamline Coke fountain in the commercial that was designed by Raymond Loewy.

circa 1999

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1962 Austin Industries Chess Set

The Monsanto House of the Future was an attraction at Disneyland built in 1957. The attraction featured a conceptualized home of the future from the year 1986. The house featured kitchen appliances such as microwaves (that had yet to be commonplace in most homes) The attraction was unfortunately torn down in 1967.

The floor plan below from an article in “Popular Mechanics”:

Below are some of the original concept sketches for the interior. You can see the influence of Charles and Ray Eames, Nelson, Miller, Knoll and others.

Above concept art via JustinSpace

Duluth Curing Team - 1916

Above images VIA

Women's Curling team - 1955

Old curling stones

Vintage curling stone - 1960's

Vintage curling stone - 1960's

Old French curling club patch - 1940's