Dog Day

May. 30th, 2017 08:24 am
erik: a movie camera with reels spinning (film)
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I guess I should have waited until the afternoon to post this, but...
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From Gazette of the United-States. (New-York [N.Y.]), 12 June 1790.  A search here for the word "sold" turns up all sorts of fun things:
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This newfangled idea called an ATM... my parents still don't trust them!
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Many more FNCB ads can be found HERE at Full Table. is a broad and deep collection of advertising and other "visual narratives" but it's kind of a mess as far as organization and searching.  Best to just browse and find the wonders in it.


Jul. 21st, 2015 01:01 pm
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First National City Travelers Checks

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Teacher by day, Little Theater star by night.

Four years later, thanks to a merger, the bank became the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Perhaps this teacher furthered her dreams and became one of the many little theatre practitioners during the 1940s and 1950s who turned into professional actors.

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Although my da used to call it my Scottish Bank

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I was actually looking for ads for gas relief and found this instead. The funny part is that he wasn't a US citizen at the time.

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I'm sad to report that Marian Brown has died, just a year after her twin sister Vivian.  They were fixtures in the San Francisco landscape, identical (and identically dressed) twins who functioned as quasi-ambassadors for the city.  Spotting them was a kind of game, and we had the great good fortune to see them, by accident, at a hotel restaurant near Nob Hill many years ago.  They were charming.

But this is vintage ads, and THEY MADE AN AD. :D  (although technically not a vintage ad, being from around 2004)


This was a local (recent) ad for a community fundraiser to help them with housing, end-of-life care, etc.


More about them HERE, HERE, and HERE.  Trust me, if you don't know the Brown Twins, you want to know about them.  They will bring a smile to your face.
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But it's not an ad for Dow!  Surprise!

Smith, Barney & Co.

"Creative Financing"  LOL that meaning changed

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Some positive affirmation for a Monday.
Intrafirst TM Feb 85
We believe in you! (You have money, right?)

Maybe we can have a "sweaty" them theme sometime! :D 
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International Tuba Day

Emenee Golden Tuba Life Nov 1954

Lumpy Rug Day

Glamorene rug cleaner Life Mar 16 1953
(I'm guessing that's a textured rug. Otherwise, the filth probably made it lumpy.)

and Space Day

Bank of America 1955

(I wonder if BOA sucked less then.) 


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