Archive for the New York Category

Blondie "X offender" (1977)

Posted in badassery, made in usa, New York, on the TeeVee machine, showmanship on May 29, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

This is a badass, more punk rock live version of one of my favorite songs of all time.


The New York Dolls- a band you’re gonna like, whether you like it or not (1973)

Posted in american heroes, American music, badassery, made in usa, New York, showmanship, vanishing America, youth culture on April 22, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

advertisement from Creem Magazine, 1973

Hippopotamus- English cigarette card puzzle (1922-1939)

Posted in badassery, ephemera, New York on April 13, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

This little cigarette card puzzle came in three pieces to form this amazing image. I wonder if the head or tail was rare and an exciting discovery when you finally found it?
From the New York Public Library’s Digital Gallery of awesomely badass stuff, like this collection of cigarette cards from the W. D. and H.O. Wills company of England.

Florrie Fisher in "The Trip Back" (part 1)

Posted in american heroes, badassery, dames, lost souls, New York, philosophy, showmanship, youth culture on April 1, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Amy Sedaris has reported in interviews that Ms. Fisher was the inspiration behind her strange and strangely loveable Jerri Blank character on Strangers with Candy.

New York Beat spot illustration from Jet Magazine (1969)

Posted in ephemera, New York on March 12, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Peep Land, Time Square, New York (1986)

Posted in New York, photography, vanishing America on March 10, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

grabbed from the Life image archives (sorry, i know it’s a blog cliche (or blog pas) already.

“Porno Stores
Various pornographic stores and theaters lighting up Times Square with tacky neon lit marquees.”

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.