Archive for the ephemera Category

Southwest Airlines uniforms (1981)

Posted in dames, Eighties, ephemera, uniforms on September 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Loving you is what we do! The lovely ladies above can love me all they want. I love latently sexist single entendre of ads from this era. The tag line might as well be “you’ll probably get laid your flight.” I’m definitely digging the short shorts, go-go boots and string ties on these ladies! Beats the heck out of their plain jane “uniforms” now- or is that Plane Jane? Get it?! I’m brilliant.

Book cover: Ability Testing: Uses, Consequences, and Controversies (1982)

Posted in ephemera, reading list on September 23, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

new cars for 1975

Posted in cars, ephemera, vanishing America on September 17, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Click for embiggenment. Grandma mobiles or pimp rides- you decide!
grabbed from an Amoco ad- lead free gas for 1975!

"I want to be a secretary" (Coronet, 1941)

Posted in dames, ephemera, history, vanishing America on September 15, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

The good folks at offer this gem of social guidance instruction made in the veritable golden age of masturbation fantasies. One niggling complaint: some of these aspiring career ladies need much sterner discipline. Errors and inefficient typing speeds must be firmly corrected with a vigorous paddling.

You can turn my mimeograph crank anytime, babydoll.

Pent up dames as far as the leering eye can see.

must…not…stare at those gams.

midcentury Levi’s silkscreened banner (1950s)

Posted in ephemera, Fifties, jeans on September 15, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

yo yo yo, caught this on the Antiques Roadshow, by far my guiltiest pleasure on television. This silkscreened on denim banner came out of a general store in Camp Verde, Arizona and was valued at $1800-2000. I guess that episode was a rerun from 2006, so I would expect to go for slightly less now, but holy shit, I would LOVE to own that thing! This bad larry is 10 feet long and from the 1950s.

UFOs and The Space Brothers (1983)

Posted in ephemera, holy shit we're totally fucked on September 12, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

from the pages of The Weekly World News, 1983. There’s some trance band called The Space Brothers, so don’t take that as a band name.

Stereo Tote II (1983)

Posted in dames, ephemera, los angeles, technology on September 9, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Look at the size of those…speakers. Surely a less than practical way to share the Pointer Sisters whilst roller skating on the pier at Venice.

Grabbed from my addiction, Google Books, which has expended countless manhours and server space to preserve the ridiculous, such as this, to the sublime, such as long out of print and rare books. This particular gem appeared in the April 1983 issue of Orange Coast Magazine.