Saturday, July 2, 2011

Welcome to Chicago, April 4, 1953

















Chicago has always been a terrific town. You could eat yourself into a coma on just the ribs and pizza. When I am in Chicago I always try to vote twice even when it's not election day!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July




Here is the Liberty Girl from the Hard Rock Cafe around 2007. This is one is a limited edition of 300.

Political Buttons












As we begin the newest political season I offer these old buttons as a reminder of our past transgressions.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Duluth, Minnesota, 1940's






These photos were taken in the 1940's in Duluth Minnesota, and made into postcards. The Duluth Airport looks like the end of a farmer's field to me,

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Alaska Airlines Promo Gold Ingot







In the 1980's to celebrate their new "Gold Coast" service Alaska Airlines gave away these 1 gram gold ingots of 24K gold. The more miles you flew the more gold you got.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Roller Derby, Chicago Coliseum, 1950's

Leo Seltzer was the genius who invented and patented the name "Roller Derby" all the way back in 1935. The Chicago Coliseum was ground zero for roller derby and its fans.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Umbrellas, Japan & California, 1991




I bought this stuff 20 years ago from a girl in a full cheer leading outfit while standing on the side of I-5 in the shadow of  1,760 massive yellow umbrellas. She said she was from Bakersfield, so I told her to mention that sad fact before trying to move the swag, and she would get more sales. I figure you need to help out wherever and whenever you can.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A-Team Lunch Box with Thermos










This A-Team lunch box is made by Thermos and dates from 1983. It is unused. I pity the fool who did not have a little brother who carried his lunch to school in this thing for one day before it mysteriously disappeared!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Star Tours Promo Tote Bag & Accessories



Disneyland recently reopened their "Star Tours" attraction. This tote bag, baggage tag, and button were given to members of the media on 1-8-1987, as a preview of the attraction which originally opened on 1-9-1987.