“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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Here’s a mix of designs from the 1950s-1960s that were released during Halloween. There’s so much stuff out there, it’s hard to pick just a handful. Keep checking back for Halloween pieces from other decades! Via Graves and Ghouls.
Thrilling Mystery Magazine (1935) and Dime Mystery Magazine (1947). “Weird, menacing thrills on every page!” xVia Magazine Art.
Country Gentleman was an American agricultural magazine that was founded in 1831. In 1955 it was the 2nd most popular agricultural magazine in the US with almost 3 million subscribers. I love the illustrations- they feel like classic American illustrations, showing the “Mayberry” times I wish we still lived in. Ironically, the oldest examples I’ve posted here feel the most modern.
I’m such a sucker for the overly full, ornate vintage typography mixed with flourishes. This is a nice example of incorporating a modern photo. Being an ad for breakfast doesn’t hurt either. It is, after all, one of God’s gift to mankind. This piece was made by the master of hand-drawn lettering, Jon Contino. Found via Simplesong.