Archive for January, 2009

the varsity jacket: Atlanta (1947)

Posted in Forties, varsity jacket, youth culture on January 31, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Teenage girl tying a scarf around the neck of her boyfriend as a fad.
Location: Atlanta, GA, US
Date taken: October 1947
Photographer: Ed Clark

Satan returns! (1973)

Posted in badassery, ephemera, religion on January 31, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Time cover: 06-19-1972 on The Occult Revival. Photo Credit: Jack and Betty Cheetham.

Oakland As on the cover of Time (1973 and 1974)

Posted in baseball, ephemera, Seventies on January 31, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

The art screams Seventies, but I still dig it. They sure don’t make ’em like they used to.

France Gall performs "Poupee de cire, poupee de son" Eurovision winner (1965)

Posted in dames, Francophilia, girl groups, playlist, ye-ye on January 30, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

I’m probably the only person on Earth who listens to France Gall and Iron Maiden back to back. Absolutely nothing in common besides being catchy and produced by dern foreigners. NWOBHM and ye-ye back to back somehow works for me!

i don’t trust people who don’t like Iron Maiden

Posted in badassery, i am endlessly fascinating, manliness, philosophy, showmanship, youth culture on January 30, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

and “The Trooper” with Dickinson singing.

It’s Friday!

Pistol Pete (1968)

Posted in basketball, Sixties, sports on January 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Pistol Pete Maravich rocking the vertical arch LSU basketball jersey, short shorts, gray socks, and low tops. Someday I will own a version jersey.

Rockwood Milk Chocolate (1949)

Posted in ephemera, how much art can you take?, made in usa, New York, vanishing America on January 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Grabbed from here, from a candy salesman’s (!!!!!!!) sales book. A cursory Google search reveals that Rockwood Chocolate was located in a giant New York factory and was once a major employer in Gotham. Seems like they closed down in the 60s. Arthur Slugworth probably did them in.
I wish I could credit the illustrator. Simple, concise, badass.