Archive for February, 2009

anonymous Lancaster Ironsides baseballer (1884?)

Posted in baseball, ephemera, Nineteenth Century on February 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Click to embiggen.
Grabbed from the New York Public Library’s photo image collection.
I love the Buffalo Bill Cody style button front of this jersey and the sheer manly charisma of this dapper gent who fills out his uniform. The Lancaster Ironsides of the Eastern League seemed to only exist for the 1884 season, where they competed with the ingeniously named Lancaster Lancasters for the hearts of Lancasterers.
According to the Lancaster Historical Society’s website:
At the end of the 1884 season, the teams finally agreed to a play-off series. The event brought thousands of fans to Lancaster’s ballparks. After seven close games, the Ironsides took the title as Lancaster’s best professional team. In the following days, the two teams joined for celebration and even played a game to benefit one of the Ironsides players who had fallen on hard times. In the end, the players showed little animosity toward one another, but the owners and the fans found that having two baseball teams in Lancaster strained their love of the game. Only the Lancasters continued into the 1885 season.

Werewolf sticker (1960s)

Posted in badassery, ephemera, how much art can you take? on February 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

They don’t make them like they used to, no?

This would have found a welcome home on the front of my Big Chief writing pad back in the day.

Originally uploaded by
maraid– grabbed from behind on Flickr

Heavy Metal t-shirt (1977)

Posted in Seventies, t-shirts on February 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

“From Heavy Metal, naturally, come the most beautiful t-shirts you will ever see or wear. They are find 100% cotton with Franch-cut sleeves for both men and women. They come in black or red with the Heavy Metal logo in silver metal that’s flacks as thick as your finger. There’s never been a shirt as spectacular as this. “

The Varsity Sweater (1907)

Posted in letterman sweater, the Aughts on February 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Crew varsity sweater, as illustrated by JC Leyendecker (1907)

Al’s Auto Grave Yard, Cicero, IL (1950)

Posted in badassery, cars, chicago, made in usa, photography, vanishing America on February 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Collision at stock car races, Soldier Field, Chicago, August 1950

Bathing Beauties (1935)

Posted in dames, Thirties on February 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Three finalists of Seashore Day, Elks National Convention Bathing Beauty Contest in Los Angeles, Calif., 1935.
I’ll take the dame in the middle.

Maria Grygier photographed by Charles Cushman (1949)

Posted in dames, Forties, photography on February 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

I love the absolutely classic beauty and style of Ms. Grygier. Note the appendectomy (?) scar in the middle image. More girls should rock a turban with their swimwear.