1951 Italian Skiing Poster

February 7, 2012

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The creative team at Fred Segal Finery in Santa Monica really outdid themselves with our display of ties for Spring 2011. It looks AMAZING and I’m obsessed with the phrenology heads! Thanks so much guys!

Dodger Stadium is one of my favorite parks in baseball. Completed in 1962, it’s architecture features everything great about the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Below are images of the stadium along with design concepts and historical images that I found on Walter O’Malley’s Official site.

Los Angeles Dodger's Vice President of stadium operations Dick Walsh show's off an early concept model for the new Dodger Stadium

The concept for a new stadium began with industrial designer Buckminster Fuller (pictured above with Dodger president Walter O'Malley) Fuller proposed a geodesic dome to cover the stadium which would allow for 365 days of great weather for baseball.

The decision was made to move the Dodgers to Los Angeles and the new stadium would be built in Chavez Ravine. Below are early artist concept sketches for the stadium. Some ideas made it into the final stadium, some did not.

Early concept for a viewing board

An early sketch of a proposed scoreboard on the fence. This idea was not integrated into the final design.

The scoreboard today

The viewing board as realized today. You can sit in "MANNYWOOD"

Concepts for checkerboard seat colors

Early installation of chairs.

The original seating configuration. Note the aqua, red and yellow seats.

The renovation and tossing of the original seats

The original gold seats.

The new seating configuration.

The new seats

New Seats - These were the new seats that were added a few years ago.

A precursor to today’s stadium suites, an artist’s rendering of enclosing the dugout boxes was considered for Dodger Stadium. The dugout level would have been enclosed by glass and air conditioned for the ultimate in fan comfort and proximity to the players.

An artist’s rendering of potential stadium boxes for the use of Dodger Stadium. Hanging boxes would have provided another method of fan comfort and improving the enjoyment of viewing a game.

Field level seating today with a great color-blocked barricade.

Visitors dugout and field level seating as realized today. Note the color-blocked barricade separating the field level and infield level seating areas.

Colored walls were proposed for the parking lot

Multi-colored bumpers were also considered

A special food section for Dodger fans that would incorporate casual dining and an ice cream parlor.

Great Dodger Dog sign in the stadium

A more modern Dodger Dog ad.

Signature Dodger garlic fries.

An early stadium model

A proposed sculpture for behind the stadium

Think Blue sculpture that stands behind the stadium today.

A fountain with multi-colored lights was proposed for center field, it would have been a stadium first.

The current center field.

More great details at Dodger Stadium:

Great fonts.

More great fonts.  I'm not sure if these are original to the stadium, but still very cool.

Atomic rafters out in the bleachers

Atomic rafters in the bleachers

Stacked cinderblocks to create a textured effect.

More great ideas that never made it into the final stadium:

A monorail to take fans to and from the parking lot

Glass overpasses for fans in the parking lot

Moving sidewalks

Being from New York City, I couldn’t bring myself to wear an LA hat, so I brought out the classic Brooklyn Dodgers hat:

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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

This great 1950’s baseball glove was made by Hutch and is the Al Rosen model.  Al Rosen aka “The Hebrew Hammer” was a slugger for the Cleveland Indians in the 1950’s – 1960’s.

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore is my favorite baseball stadium to visit. I love the vintage ballpark styling of the stadium.

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I love that the old B&O railroad warehouse was integrated into the design

Great Vintage Fonts.

Great Vintage Fonts.

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Wrought Iron awnings.  I love that the stadium uses Loden green and brick.

Wrought Iron awnings. I love that the stadium uses loden green and brick.

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The famous Eutaw Street

The famous Eutaw Street

Boog's Bar-B-Q on Eutaw Street

Boog's Bar-B-Q on Eutaw Street

B-B-Q and beer from Boog's

B-B-Q and beer from Boog's

You can even say hello to former Orioles first baseman Boog Powell.  He'll pose for photographs and sign autographs!

You can even say hello to former Orioles first baseman Boog Powell. He'll pose for photographs and sign autographs!

Great painted signs on the old B&O warehouse

Great painted signs on the old B&O warehouse

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Ken Griffey Jr. has been the only player to hit a ball off the warehouse.  Here is the plaque which commemorates the spot.

Ken Griffey Jr. has been the only player to hit a ball off the warehouse. Here is the plaque which commemorates the spot.

More great fonts inside the stadium

More great fonts inside the stadium

It was vintage uniform day at the park, and the Orioles were wearing the 1949 Negro League Baltimore Elite Giants uniforms.  They are awesome!

It was vintage uniform day at the park, and the Orioles were wearing the 1949 Negro League Baltimore Elite Giants uniforms. They are awesome!

Lester Lockett wearing the original Elite Giants uniform in the 1940's

Lester Lockett wearing the original Elite Giants uniform in the 1940's

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The Orioles dugout.  The Elite Giants uniforms are the best!

The Orioles dugout. The Elite Giants uniforms are the best!

I love this usher's handelbar mustache

I love this usher's handelbar mustache

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I love these old photographs of skiers from the 1930’s – 1960’s. The sweaters and performance apparel is just too good! These make me wish I was in St. Moritz.

Nothing like hitting the slopes in white oxford and a tie!

Nothing like hitting the slopes in white oxford and a tie!

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Love the Fair Isle sweaters!

Love the Fair Isle sweaters!

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Queen of the slopes.

Queen of the slopes.

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These lovely ladies are ready for some downhill action!

These lovely ladies are ready for some downhill action!

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Nothing better than skiing in a tartan skirt

Nothing better than skiing in a tartan skirt

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Awesome Ski Trooper!

Awesome Ski Trooper!

Another great ski trooper

Another great ski trooper

Hanging out at the lodge with some jazz after a long day on the slopes

Hanging out at the lodge with some jazz after a long day on the slopes