“By 1920 the gear-and-lever voting machine had become the official voting method in New York, Minnesota, California, Connecticut, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Utah, Colorado, Montana, Illinois, Washington, Massachusetts, and Kansas. The voting machine, pictured in Popular Science Monthly with a contemplative voter, became a symbol of good government and progressive reform.” -via American History
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I came across this snazzy tin when I was browsing around a blog called Leader Of Men.
“It was made by the M.W. Dunton Company in Providence, Rhode Island, probably in the 1920s. M.W. Dunton was in business for nearly 100 years before being purchased and absorbed by Rectorseal in 1998. More info on M.W. Dunton is available here.”
“Brewers received the stamps without gum or perforations. They then cut the stamps apart, cancelled them, and pasted them over the bung of the beer barrel so that tapping the barrel destroyed the stamp.”- The National Post Museum
The detail in these engravings are unbelievable. I’ve always loved how ornate our paper currency is, and this collection shows a really nice range of vignette designs. You can see them in color here. If you guys would like me to go more in depth on the history of the things I post, let me know. I’ve been going crazy starting up my new wholesale/retail company, and sadly my posting has suffered over the past couple of weeks. Sorry! Bear with me though..things are about to get awesome.
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During WWII there was a pretty large campaign against people having “loose lips” and discussing any information they knew about what was going on in the war. The posters contained a pretty terrifying message- that if you talk, people will die. The illustrations that accompanied them were often very graphic to drive the message home. These were a few I found in the virtual library of the Cincinnati Library. These are all high quality and are free to use!
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This is a double-sided card advertising Studebaker BRos. Mfg. Co. carriage and buggies in the 1870s. I wonder how this would have been distributed.. Source inside the post. Continue reading →
The pen & pencil ad’s date is unknown, but it’s thought to be from the late 1800s. I grabbed this particular ad because of the great ‘W’ on it that interacts with the product. The angled pens and text and the ‘W’ ever so slightly breaking outside of the space make it pretty dynamic for the 1800s. The piano ad bookmark (ca. 1905) is just another example of how even the seemingly lousy little cheap-o ads back in the day were just ridiculously exquisite. I seriously want to know how this passion and pride died out over the years.