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Vintage Cultural Ephemera lives on via Flickr
December 15, 2006 12:07 AM   Subscribe

Fans of Vintage Cultural Ephemera Rejoice!

Illustration and print design of the 1920s-30s
Cold War Propaganda (on both sides)
Illustration and print design of the forties
Vintage cigarrette advertising
Sheet Music of the 1800s - 1950s
Out of print cookbooks
7-Up advertising (pre 1980s)

All of these (and much more) found via this excellent Flickr Page of Groups administered by cultural archivist Paula Wirth.
posted by jonson (15 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite

In addition to the pools she admins, Wirth's own photosets are a thing of wonder. My favorites include:

Unfortunate Books & Records
The First Book of Jazz
Vintage Product Packaging
Vintage Children's Books & Records
Vintage Pulp Fiction Artwork

posted by jonson at 12:28 AM on December 15, 2006

Excellent. Now turning this into ask mefi; any software for easily archiving these images. I need a copy of them for when the site inevitably goes away.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 1:13 AM on December 15, 2006

Thanks for that post. I'll be spending some time in there.
posted by JamesToast at 2:40 AM on December 15, 2006

Holy crap! *drowns*
posted by loquacious at 3:48 AM on December 15, 2006

Yes, thanks. My wife collects WWII cookbooks (stretch your meat!) and I'll post some stuff there, and the bike group is great.
posted by fixedgear at 4:45 AM on December 15, 2006

Let me throw my set into the mix:

Scanned Computer-related Advertisements from the 1980s.

I've also been keeping these at (Which includes TIFF versions and so on) but Flickr will always be faster. (Or is that Fastr?)
posted by jscott at 5:11 AM on December 15, 2006 [1 favorite]

Hmm, this looks exactly like a KarlTube post.
posted by wheelieman at 5:33 AM on December 15, 2006

That Sato ad is an Art Deco masterpiece, even if it does somewhat resemble a terrifying Auton from Dr. Who.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 6:34 AM on December 15, 2006

wheelieman, it's missing the ancilary information & the mouseover text - consider it a poorman's version.
And jscott - thank you for the link, that's awesome!
posted by jonson at 7:08 AM on December 15, 2006

Pretty good, but when it comes to photos of old cookbooks, nothing's better than The Gallery of Regrettable Food.
posted by scratch at 7:19 AM on December 15, 2006

posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:53 AM on December 15, 2006

Great post, jonson!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:59 AM on December 15, 2006

Thank you for pointing these out, jonson!
posted by green herring at 8:10 AM on December 15, 2006

posted by dejah420 at 7:39 PM on December 15, 2006

flickr is the new mefi
posted by growabrain at 9:44 PM on December 15, 2006

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