Rockefeller Center in 1939 Tourist Booklet

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...

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Six Gun Territory Promotional Photos
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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...

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Burger King in the 1980s

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....

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Retro Tech – Personal Computers In the 1980s

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,...

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Weeki Wachee 1960s Florida Attraction Brochure

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...

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Triple Dub Club Cyberneighborhood

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...

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Howard Johnson’s Fudge Papercraft

                                  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...

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Illustration – “Would You Like a Jelly Baby?”

                      “Would You Like A Jelly Baby?” – Original art by Jason Snyder. An illustration I finished recently. I’ve been obsessed with retro candy packaging recently. This is the Jelly Babies packaging used during parts of the 1970s and 1980s. Also, I couldn’t help throwing references to the Tardis. My wife suggested that I indicate the...

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Christmas Papercraft – Boxed Snow

It’s been a while since I’ve added any Christmas paper art. And with the lovely feedback I’ve been receiving these past few weeks, I thought I’d add some more. This most recent batch is based on some mid-century Christmas snow boxes. Specifically, Ivory Snow and Boxed MICA flakes....

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Pinup – Galaga Girl

My latest pinup. It’s been a while since I’ve put my nose to the grind and really worked on my art. I’m enthusiastic about this one though, and I believe it will help me to get back on task. I love video arcades, and Galaga is one of my all time favorite games. It seemed only natural to create a Galaga...

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