Author Archives: MyVintageGeneration
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: July 30, 2014
A set of trading cards and a stick of gum. That’s what you got when you purchased collectible cards, whether they be baseball or non-baseball trading cards. Now baseball cards have been around for at least a hundred years, but novelty bubble gum cards hit the market after World War Two. Name a trend or […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: July 9, 2014
Fifty years ago this week, The Beatles released their first full length feature film: A Hard Day’s Night. This week’s My Vintage Video feature two theatrical trailers used to promote the film. The second trailer includes a scene of the fab four in baby carriages; it was never shown in US theaters.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: June 11, 2014
During the height of the British Invasion in 1964, along came a girl group from New Orleans with a number one hit. “Chapel of Love” by the Dixie Cups was a smash in June of ’64. Enjoy this week’s My Vintage Video.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: June 4, 2014
Who doesn’t love a pop up book? I remember being fascinated with them as a child – things move, turn and flap open. And even as an adult the pages bring a smile to my face. This book by the late Edward Gorey was in our family. I found it in a box of books […]
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: May 24, 2014
Memorial Day weekend kicks of summer travel. Millions of people will gas up and hit the road. Here’s a vintage advertising brochure for Gulf Oil. I love the illustration of the granny driving what looks to be an old Model T. For more on vintage Gulf Oil Collectibles click here.
By MyVintageGeneration | Published: April 23, 2014
Fifty years ago this month, the 1964 World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows, New York. By the time the fair closed a year later, more than 50 million people attended the fair. And although that was less than the projected 70 million mentioned in this newsreel, for those who did attend, everlasting memories were made.
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.