Vintage Neon Signs From Hollywood’s Golden Era

Cheerful car-wash sign in the North Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

These vintage neon signs are a colourful form of advertising left over from Hollywood’s Golden Era.  The neon sign is an electric sign lit by luminous gas-discharge tubes that contain neon or other gases.   Neon lighting was first demonstrated in a modern form in December 1910 by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show. While used worldwide, neon signs […]

1950s Old Comic Book Ads For Muscle Building

1950s comic book ad muscle building

This collection of old comic book ads for building muscles will bring you back to your young days.  Who can forget the classic ad of a muscle bound dude kicking sand in the face of a skinny kid.  Many of these ads were made famous by bodybuilder Charles Atlas. Charles Atlas  (born Angelo Siciliano; October […]

15 Vintage Pictures of Old Gas Stations

Gas station. Edcouch, Texas

These rare pictures of old gas stations (also known by the lesser term of “filling stations“), are a slice of Americana. The first places that sold gasoline were pharmacies, as a side business. The first filling station was the city pharmacy in Wiesloch, Germany, where Bertha Benz refilled the tank of the first automobile on its maiden […]

Rare Old Vintage Baseball Cards from 1887s

vintage photo baseball cards 1887

Old vintage baseball cards were first issued during the 1880s when tobacco companies used them to promote sales. Although they also served periodically to stiffen soft cigarette packages, advertising was their primary function, for as early as 1887 cards and cigarettes were packed in more rigid “slide and shell” boxes which had no need for […]