Did you know today was Star Wars Day? Me neither, until I read some of my RSS feeds today... so I made this -- hope you enjoy, and May the Fourth Be With You!
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Friday, May 4, 2012
Star Wars Day 2012: Power Droid Action Figure
Posted by David Marriott, Jr. at 8:38 PM No comments:
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Composer Oliver Wallace at The Liberty Theater, Seattle, WA (1924)
I found this photo among my grandfather's things a few years ago, and a recent slew of historical photos from Seattle's Musicians' Union prompted me to scan it -- a gorgeous photo of then-organist-and-conductor Oliver Wallace playing the organ at the Liberty Theater in Seattle, Washington, circa 1924. Wallace would eventually join Walt Disney Studios in the 1930's, and work on over 150 films for the company including winning an Oscar for his work on "Dumbo". I hope you enjoy the photo as much as I do... it was quite dirty, with lots of marks...
Posted by David Marriott, Jr. at 12:34 AM 1 comment:
Labels: 1920s, photography, portrait
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Marvel Superhero Mad Libs Featuring The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man (1981)
Here's some great covers, both front and back, of some 1981 Marvel Superhero Mad Libs, featuring The Incredible Hulk and Spider-Man. They needed some cleaning up -- hope it's not too noticable. Enjoy the slideshow before, and as always, click through for full-sized images on Flickr.
Posted by David Marriott, Jr. at 3:27 AM 1 comment:
Friday, December 5, 2008
Nelson Doubleday Personal Success Program (1958)
Nelson Doubleday was the king of this type of illustrated booklet with inserts, as we've seen with the incredible Around the World Program for the American Geographical Society. We've got two more sets of these booklets to bring you, and we're starting with the Nelson Doubleday Personal Success Program. This first set is the covers -- check out the groovy backgrounds. This will be a fun series, as I'm also going to include the inserted practice materials. Enjoy the covers of the Nelson Doubleday Personal Success Program from 1958 below, or click through for the Flickr set.
Posted by David Marriott, Jr. at 2:06 PM 4 comments:
Labels: 1950s, booklet, educational
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Vintage Spanish Flash Cards (1959)
To break the stream of Christmas posts, here's a set of Spanish language flash cards from 1959. They probably belonged to my uncle or my father, but what I was so taken with were the simple, classic illustrations on each card. One side of each card has just the illustration, the other side the illustration with the Spanish term. Marjorie Lowry Pei served as the foreign language consultant for a former division of McGraw-Hill dubbed Gelles-Widmer, the company that produced these foreign language cards and a variety of other flash cards, including sets for arithmetic and the Presidents. Enjoy the slide show below of the 50+ flashcards, or click through for the Flickr set.
Posted by David Marriott, Jr. at 9:39 PM 1 comment:
Labels: 1950s, educational
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