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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.

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.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Rare Footage of Herb Crisler in the Olympic Mountains (1940s)

I've got some amazing footage to show you! My grandfather had this tape of footage of noted hiker and Disney filmmaker extraordinaire Herb Crisler that he had received from writer and biographer Ruby El Hult, who received it directly from Crisler himself. It was basically unlabeled except for a small note from Ruby stating what was NOT Herb Crisler on the tape (only two short scenes, which have been edited out). After I watched the approximately twenty minutes of footage, I knew this was something special. It's candid moments in the Olympic Mountains with Herb Crisler and assorted others. There's a ton of great moments here, from chasing grouse and filming bear to loading up one of his caches and birdwatching. This footage from the 1940's is a special slice of film we rarely get to see anymore, let alone see something that probably very few people have seen.

Rare Footage of Herb Crisler in the Olympic Mountains from David Marriott on Vimeo.