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Rockefeller Center in 1939 Tourist Booklet

Posted by on 2:30 am in ephemera, Featured, Future Retroism, Retro | 0 comments

This is a collection of all the pages from a 1939 booklet, “The Story of Rockefeller Center”. It’s a tourist guide coinciding with the 1939 New York World’s Fair, and it covers the development, design and attractions of the building. In 1939, Rockefeller Center was only about nine years old, but it had gained a reputation as a cultural hot spot in New York City. The source of many of NBC’s radio broadcasts and home of the Radio City Music Hall, the building was known to millions of Americans. This booklet is an...

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Six Gun Territory Promotional Photos

Posted by on 8:36 pm in Featured, florida, Retro Florida | 0 comments

Six Gun Territory Promotional Photos

When I was child in the 1980s, I used to visit my Grandmother in Ocala, Florida. An hour or so north of Orlando and it’s multitude of tourist attractions and themeparks, Ocala was fairly sleepy. Beautiful rolling horse land was the main attraction for a visitor. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some vestiges of the old Florida tourist trade. Silver Springs and its natural wonder was of course the main draw for visitors, but I will never forget my visits to Six Gun Territory. I just recently stumbled across this collection...

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Pinup – Jilluminati’s Lair

Posted by on 3:39 am in Cinema Esoterica, Jasons Art, pinup, retro scifi | 0 comments

Jilluminati is my modern tribute to the classic ‘horror host’. A horror host pinup is something I’ve been wanting to create for a while. I’m working on a comic book concept with her, as a late night tv host. Behind her, painted on the walls are two generations of sexy horror hosts, Vampira and Elvira. I hope to post more of the concept art for my comic...

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Burger King in the 1980s

Posted by on 4:28 am in Featured, florida, food | 0 comments

Repost from November 2010. I found a trade journal put out by Prosperity International in 1984 called, “FLORIDA: In Shape for The Future”. It’s filled with all kinds of promotional materials for Florida companies. (Ironic note… it was printed in Japan. I guess there were no Florida printing companies that would pay for advertising?) In it I found some fun Burger King photos. I loved Burger King in the 1980s. Hell, I can’t help it, I still love it! Click photos to make larger. Caption: “Thorough training by...

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Retro Tech – Personal Computers In the 1980s

Posted by on 3:24 am in Featured, Future Retroism, Vintage Tech | 0 comments

From the 1980 J.C. Penney Christmas Catalog. Featured here is the Atari 800. With a whole whopping 16k of RAM. Holy mackerel, it’s monstrously huge! Looks like it was built into an IBM Selectric chassis. — Reposted from June 2011. This is a brand new selection of vintage personal computers in the 1980s from Department Store catalogs. As usual, I dug through the magnificent selection at Wishbookweb.com. Go there. Wait, finish looking at this post. THEN, go there. As per usual, click the image to view the entire catalog page and a...

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Weeki Wachee 1960s Florida Attraction Brochure

Posted by on 9:24 pm in Featured, florida, Retro Florida | 2 comments

I still have never been to Weeki Wachee, but it’s one of those old Florida attractions that I feel I have to see. It’s a shame, because I wasn’t far from there yesterday when my wife and I did a day trip for our eleventh anniversary. Being in close proximity reminded me of the huge amount of Florida ephemera that I’ve collected. As I was going through it, I found this Weeki Wachee pamphlet. What I particularly love about it are the celebrity endorsements. Click the image below to see the front and back of the pamphlet....

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Triple Dub Club Cyberneighborhood

Posted by on 5:05 pm in Disney, Featured | 0 comments

I was going through some old backups today and I came across some images that took me back. In 1996, I was a founding member of the Triple Dub Club Cyberneighborhood. (WWW, three Ws, get it?) This was an online Disney community founded by a number of individuals from the Disney Fans Bulletin Board (DFBB) on Prodigy. Remember Prodigy? The Web was young, and we all thought we could create a truly interactive online neighborhood, themed around Disney history. It was a fun experiment, though it didn’t last very long. When Prodigy switched...

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Vintage Wilton Cake Toppers: A Lifetime Supply of Choking Hazards

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                    It’s really quite something, the obscure collections of things you can find at estate sales. I found two bins full of these cheap plastic toys. I wasn’t even sure what they were initially, though I’ve since discovered that they are cake toppers. Most of them appear to have been produced by the Wilton company in the 1960s and 1970s. Though, honestly, I haven’t put that much research into it. I’ll probably sell this stuff on eBay, but it seemed...

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Howard Johnson’s Fudge Papercraft

Posted by on 5:11 pm in Featured, food, papercraft, Restaurants, Retro | 0 comments

                                  Click on the image above for a full sized PDF to print. My first papercraft in a long time. Sorry you papercraft fans have had to wait so long! I’ll add several more before the Christmas. This is a recreation of the Howard Johnson’s fudge bar from the 1950s. I don’t have a lot of information about either the candy or the dimensions of the wrapper, so I’m kind of leaving it to you to decide what to do with it. My idea...

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Pinup – Am I In Your Chair, Captain?

Posted by on 3:45 pm in Jasons Art, pinup, retro scifi | 2 comments

My Star Trek pinup titled, “Am I In Your Chair, Captain?” This illustration was created entirely in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. You can find a time-lapse video of its creation...

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