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Eat More Cottage Cheese 1918 poster from the U.S. Department of Agriculture making the case for more cottage cheese in our diets. . .humm, informative. . . but not very appetising!
Tags: ad  cottage  cheese  dept  of  agriculture 
Added: 6th September 2007
Views: 1993
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Posted By: Sissy
1931 Clown Cigarette Ad Straight from the department of malarkey, this 1931 newspaper ad: Because clown cigarettes are made by organized labor, smoking them will help achieve world peace.
Tags: Clown  cigarettes  ad 
Added: 3rd February 2009
Views: 2475
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Andrew Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy This really fits after Teresa's post of the Andrew Sisters. At the beginning of World War II, the War department, through the Army Services Forces Special Services Division, distributed thousands of shellac phonograph records (V DISCS) to Army Forces throughout the world, this was one of them.
Tags: the  andrew  sisters  boogie  woogie  bugle  boy    WWII  music 
Added: 5th October 2007
Views: 2443
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Posted By: Naomi
Featured Member- Lava1964 I was born in a small Canadian city in 1964. I am unmarried. Miss Right has not yet come along. I'm beginning to think she never will. As a kid, I loved acquiring knowledge on a variety of topics, hence my love of trivia. My father got me interested in history by making me watch documentaries when I was eight years old. I am truly grateful he did this. I developed my own passion for sports history. My favorite sports are baseball, boxing, tennis, hockey, football, and soccer. Baseball is far and away my favorite. I live and die with the exploits of the Boston Red Sox. (I was a Red Sox fan long before it became fashionable.) I played fastpitch softball as a kid when that was a popular pastime in Canada. I was a second baseman: Good glove, weak arm, decent contact hitter, not much power. I normally batted second. I have been a softball umpire since 1978. Last time I counted, I had worked over 2,300 games. I've always loved words and the English language. Its possibilities are truly limitless. I modestly say I am a writer of some repute. I began writing pieces for sports encyclopedias at age 19 and really haven't stopped penning sports articles since then. I used to write a weekly sports nostalgia column for a local newspaper. I allegedly had half a million readers at one time. (My column ran for five years before a dim-witted editor took over the sports department and dismissed all the freelance columnists and replaced them with hand-picked toadies. Accordingly, I have put a curse on him and his family. I've had three books on baseball history published. All have received kind reviews. I still write the occasional piece for nostalgia publications. If anyone is really interested in my stuff, I sell collections of my columns on demand. My books are available through mail order from my publisher in North Carolina. I am a tournament Scrabble player and official. I have an expert rating (which I am quite proud of) and I'm usually ranked in the top 40 in Canada. I help run a local club and local tourneys, and, for some reason, I am much in demand to officiate and organize tournaments in many places. Scrabble has allowed me to travel to Las Vegas, Reno, Phoenix, New Orleans, and this summer...Orlando. It's nice work if you can get it. It must be my aptitude for organization which I acquired from both my parents. Scrabble is quite a diverse and odd subculture. Nevertheless, my best friends are Scrabble players. The game helps me retain what is left of my sanity. Along those same lines, I enjoy all competitive endeavors. I always play to win. This is why I love game shows too, I suppose. Occasionally I do real jobs too. I've been a private tutor since 1994. My students think I'm brilliant. I always try to live up to their expectations. I think I have a good sense of humor. It's a hybrid of American and British mirth. I especially love puns. I am cuddly.
Tags: Featured  Member-  Lava1964 
Added: 1st May 2008
Views: 1515
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Posted By: Steve
Just a Memory Look at the prices at this 60's grocery store meat department!! Chuck Roast 49 cents a pound!! Pot Roast 59 cents!! I had almost forgotten this is what life used to be like..... and the girl behind the counter is even smiling, that's a rare event nowdays.
Tags: supermarkets  60s  rising  prices 
Added: 24th February 2008
Views: 1576
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Posted By: Naomi
Sears 1970s Optical Department Spot This is a Sears ad from the 1970s. It's for their optical department, a department they pushed so hard that it had it's own jingle.
Tags: Sears  Optical  Department  1970s 
Added: 27th June 2008
Views: 1241
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Posted By: BadWX
Lunch Counter Sit In 1960 On February 1, 1960 four freshmen from North Carolina A and T struck a blow against segregation by sitting at a 'whites only' lunch counter at a department store in Greensboro, North Carolina. They were denied service and quietly sat there until the store closed. However, their actions caused repeat performances in the following days by even more black students--and numerous copycat sit-ins throughout the segregated south.
Tags: Lunch  counter  protest 
Added: 5th August 2008
Views: 1114
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Posted By: Lava1964
Susan B Anthony Dollar This coin didn't flip--it flopped! With great fanfare in 1979, the United States Treasury Department minted millions of $1 coins featuring a portrait of suffragette Susan B. Anthony on the obverse. Americans were used to dealing with dollar bills--which were still being produced--so the coins were largely shunned. Moreover, their size made them easily confused with quarters. The dollar was minted again in 1980 with little success. In 1981 it was minted solely for collectors' sets. The Susan B. Anthony dollar was reissued in 1999 to meet the demand of vending machines that required dollar coins for change, but they are still generally detested by the public.
Tags: Susan  B  Anthony  dollar  coin 
Added: 9th September 2008
Views: 1066
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Posted By: Lava1964
Theres More For Your Life At Sears Tags: sears    department    store    television    tv    advertisement    sing    singing    jingle    more    for    your    life    1983    83    80s    atari    retro   
Added: 12th August 2008
Views: 2382
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Posted By: pfc
Dudley Dickerson Like most African-American performers of his generation, comic actor Dudley Dickerson played more than his fair share of Pullman porters, bell-boys, waiters, and shoe-shine boys. But from the late '30s until the mid-'50s, Dickerson was the most prominent black actor working in two-reel comedies. Contracted by Columbia's short subject department, the roly-poly supporting comic brought a refreshing energy to his portrayals of, yes, Pullman porters, shoe-shine boys, and the always demeaning "frightened Negro domestic." Closer in type to Mantan Moreland than Stepin Fetchit, Dickerson was especially good opposite Charley Chase in His Bridal Fright (1940) and the Three Stooges in A-Plumbing We Will Go (1940). Dickerson played a Pullman porter once again in his final film The Alligator People (1959), after which he concentrated on television work. The veteran comic died of cerebral thrombosis.
Tags: Dudley  Dickerson  Three  Stooges 
Added: 24th September 2008
Views: 2527
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Posted By: pfc

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