Sunday, 25 November 2012

Esquire's Jazz Book

Benny Goodman on cover of Esquire's Jazz Book, 1947.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

King and Wilma Glen

1952 photo of King and Wilma Glen appearing in the Sunbathing Review, Fall 1957.

Steel Brush Lettering

From the Speedball Textbook for Pen & Brush Lettering, 18th Edition, 1960.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Hepsters Good - Hipsters Bad

From Show pocket magazine, September 1953.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Grant's 2

Grant's Cherry Brandy ad from Country Fair, January 1958.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

This Month's Tumblr Tea-Leaf award goes to Hollyhocks and Tulips!

Congratulations Hollyhocks and Tulips! For the sheer volume of images posted without a single attribution, source or acknowledgement you win a lifesize likeness of Dick Dastardly (the paragon of bad manners and unsporting behaviour) carved from a single, solid coprolite! (You'll have to pick it up from the previous winner; 1950s Unlimited).

We, the people who put these images online, salute you!

Yours Sincerely,
Kronstadt '21
/ Vintage Scans

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Tricks of Self-Defence

Tricks of Self-Defence by W. H. Coleridge, revised by Percy Longhurst, 1960 reprint.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Le Petit Echo de la Mode

Le Petit Echo de la Mode, April 8th 1951.

'Wildcat Frenchie'

New Orleans stripper, 'Wildcat Frenchie'. From the Cabaret Yearbook, undated.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Gaiety in the Afternoon

Hats by Strassner. From Country Life, February 23rd 1945.

Friday, 9 November 2012


From Country Life, March 9th 1945.

Spring Coat '45

Marshall & Snelgrove ad from Country Life, March 16th 1945.

Monday, 5 November 2012

Janice Derval

Janice Derval in Dapper, August 1967.

Norma Maynard

Norma Maynard in Dapper, August 1967.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Sauce Robert

From Country Life, February 9th 1945.
Not being the most proficient gastronome I had to consult Wikipedia on Sauce Robert which is apparently,
...made from chopped onions cooked in butter without color, a reduction of white wine, pepper, an addition of demi-glace and is finished with mustard.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Cabaret 1955

Sheree North gracing the cover of Cabaret, June 1955.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Suburban Striptease

From Dapper, August 1967.

Magic Birdcage

Collapsing birdcage from Abracadabra, 24th June, 1950.