Author Archives: MyVintageGeneration
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 16, 2014
Well another tax year has come to a close. And wondering what to do with your tax refund? Perhaps put it in the bank or specifically in a vintage coin register bank. Banks like this were made throughout the 20th century. For fifty years they were made in the US by the Durable Toy and […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: February 26, 2014
It’s my pleasure to introduce Roosevelt Franklin, the totally hip, skatting purple muppet from Sesame Street. What’s he gonna do when he turns two? He’ll tell you in this vintage video!
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 26, 2014
Dr. Zaius, the orange orangutan from the Planet of the Apes, was the Minister of Science and Chief Defender of the Faith in ape society. Skeptical of humans, Zaius aim is to protect ape civilization from humankind. But the funny thing is that this hand puppet was made for little boys. So ultimately a human […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 22, 2014
Fifty years ago the Surgeon General issued a warning that smoking is hazardous to one’s health. In the years following, there have been numerous anti-smoking campaigns. One public service announcement I clearly remember is this one featuring C-3P0 and R2-D2.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: January 2, 2014
Fashion from the 1920s has made a comeback thanks in large part to the success of Downton Abbey. I wonder if dress designers for the TV series have researched styles from the era by dipping into old Vogue magazines. Here’s a great issue of the premier fashion mag from September 1922. The cover illustration was […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 26, 2013
U2‘s first really big hit was their song New Year’s Day. It was released on January 1, 1983. Here’s a 1983 performance the Irish band gave on the UK program Top of the Pops.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 22, 2013
In the 1970s DC comics collected and reprinted several superhero stories and gathered them into limited collector’s editions. This issue titled “Christmas with the Superheroes was published in 1976. It includes reprint stories from Superman’s Christmas Adventure #1; Batman #219; House of Mystery #191; Sensation Comics #14; and Adventure Comics #82. Wishing all MVG fans […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 15, 2013
These window stencils certainly bring back a vintage Christmas memory. Do you recall using them or seeing this commercial?
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: December 8, 2013
The music headlines in December 1967 shocked fans of soul when Stax star Otis Redding died in a plane crash. The front page of this British weekly says it all. Otis Redding appeared on the December 9, 1967 episode of Cleveland television show Upbeat on WEWS-TV. Here he performs “Respect” from that appearance. Tragically, Redding […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: November 29, 2013
In the years and decades since the Wizard of Oz was released in 1939, thousands of products have come out with images of our fave Oz characters. Pictured above is a vintage peanut butter jar depicting the Tin Man. It was released by Swift & Company. They had own line of smooth and crunchy butter […]