Category: vintage

EGYPTIAN MUMMY X-RAYED – A vintage cigarette c…

EGYPTIAN MUMMY X-RAYED – A vintage cigarette card, late 1930s, from the Age of Power & Wonder series: “X-rays, turned upon an Egyptian mummy, reveal its skeleton in a manner far more miraculous than any conjurations of the ancient priests of Isis, Osiris, or Horus. The X-ray is typical of this age of power and wonder, for it ruthlessly gets to the very basis of everything upon which it is turned. The most imaginative Egyptian that ever lived could not have foreseen X-rays.”

(New York Public Library)

humanoidhistory: “Perenbast (right) and her pr…

humanoidhistory:

“Perenbast (right) and her presumed husband after Petrie’s discovery of their tomb”

(Manchester Museum)

The UNIVAC LARC computer system at Lawrence Li…

The UNIVAC LARC computer system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, 1960. It was 175 times more powerful than the UNIVAC 1. How does it compare with the device you’re using to view this post?

One-sheet for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,…

One-sheet for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, 1979.

I don’t remember the precise reason this ended…

I don’t remember the precise reason this ended up in my draft folder. I think it has something to do with Taylor’s otherworldly headpiece.

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov and cosmona…

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, printed in the 1969 postcard set “Man in Space.”

The General Electric X-ray mummy exhibit at th…

The General Electric X-ray mummy exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, 1939-1940.

(New York Public Library)

Trick-or-treating as C-3PO in New York City, c…

Trick-or-treating as C-3PO in New York City, circa 1978. Photo by Larry Racioppo. (New York Public Library)

Gemini 8 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Sc…

Gemini 8 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott blast off from Cape Canaveral on March 16, 1966.

Apollo 6 on the launch pad, February 6, 1968.

Apollo 6 on the launch pad, February 6, 1968.