G.H. and J.H. Hale Seed Catalogs. Via Smithsonian Libraries.
Marshall’s Illustrated Almanac and Pocket Compendium, 1908. Published annually, for Free Distribution. Via eBay.
Interior pages inside the post.
Cool modern vintage work by Alex Perez. More inside the post!
A Victorian style cover of Scribner’s Illustrated Magazine, June 1874. St.Nicholas, Conducted by Mary Mapes Dodge., Vol 1, No. 8, Scribner & Co, New York. Via SVA.
Nathan Yoder has a cool illustrative style with a vintage vibe. Nice textures, cool hand-lettered typography and interesting details like arrows and banners that all come together to scream vintage patriot. You can see his work here and you can get free wallpaper downloads here.
I especially love the Natural Body Back Brace that “Cures Women“! How exciting is that? I’ve been waiting ages to be cured. Aanndd, it can be worn with OR without a corset. Bam. Double Whammy. This isn’t one of those simple little bands like heavy movers use- oh no. This straps around your entire body, making every single limb feel extra important. Bonus: you can easily become a dues ex machina.
1895 ad for Cleveland’s Superior Baking Powder. It shows an illustration of their packaging and has a little owl that says “There’s Wisdom In a Right Choice.” Via eBay.
Vintage Vogue Magazine Cover Art for their “Summer Travel” issue, June 23, 1937. It’s price was 1 shilling. It shows a woman in a bathing suit on a diving board ladder.
“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
Yet another set of Halloween goodies, this time from the 1930s. You can never go wrong with Liberty Magazine. And how creepy (yet strangely cool) is that cat decoration? Via Graves and Ghouls.