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The Right of Way

Remington Autoloading Rifle and Lesters - America's Cheapest Ammunition Tin Signs

I love this pairing.

The one on the left is a reproduction of Philip Goodwin’s “The Right of Way” by the Remington Arms Company from their “famous Remington Wildlife Art Collection” and was first issued in 1907.

The one on the right isn’t.

Voila!

1935 magazine ad for Lucky Strike cigarettes
1935 magazine ad for Lucky Strike cigarettes

“Oh, we’re the boys of the chorus…”

Or perhaps…

“Throw out your hands
Stick out your tush
Hands on your hips
Give ’em a push
You’ll be surprised
You’re doing the French Mistake
Voila!”

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I CAN HAS SPARKLEE HOOMAN?

1971 magazine ad for Réplique perfume by Raphael Paris
1971 magazine ad for Réplique perfume by Raphael Paris

Pronounced RAY-PLEEK.
Réplique was introduced in 1944.
The original scent was discontinued in the late 1980s.

Via Cleopatra’s Boudoir
“The story is almost too good to be true, but it is an acknowledged fact: The main “nose” of parfumeur Worth in Grasse had just created “Requête” in 1944 when he had a violent argument with one of the directors and left them in the worst possible terms. He was immediately hired by Raphael and created “Réplique”, the reply to a “Requête” in French legalese. It was rumoured that Worth did not enjoy the joke.”

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Herrrrrrrrrrrre’s vodka!

1969 magazine ad for Smirnoff vodka with some help from Coca-Cola's Fresca and Johnny Carson
1969 magazine ad for Smirnoff vodka with some help from Coca-Cola’s Fresca and Johnny Carson

14 facts you may not know about Johnny Carson

16 things you didn’t know about Smirnoff

A Brief History of the St. Bernard Rescue Dog

Fresca Fun Facts

And Fresca is now going to be available in pre-boozed versions.

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Washed-out bridge ahead? No problem!

1920 magazine for the Willys-Overland Overland 4

1920 magazine ad for the Willys-Overland Overland 4

From 1912-18, Willys was the 2nd-biggest American automobile maker.
Ford was 1st, the bastards.

Willys-Overland is the company that eventually brought us the Jeep.

Let’s take the 1920 Overland 4 for a spin.

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Big Balls

Pinball poster for Chicago Coin. Year unknown.
Pinball poster for Chicago Coin. Year unknown.

The date on this Chicago Coin pinball poster is unknown to me, but was probably made before 1977 when its assets were sold to Gary and Sam Stern, forming Stern Electronics and then Stern Pinball.

I can’t look at this poster without thinking of the classic Sesame Street’s pinball animation to help kids with numbers.

The International Arcade Museum has quite a list of the games Chicago Coin made.

Pinside has a shorter list, but with images

A Brief History of the Silver Ball

The Founding of the Flippers

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Thanks for tracking in all the snow, Santa.

This is probably my favorite of this last batch of Coca-Cola Santa ads.

Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus, 1958

… and now the gift for thirst

Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus, 1952

It’s hammer time.

Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus, 1953

There’s this about Coke…

Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus, 1954