Posts Tagged: vintage toys

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

Johnny Reb Cannon

I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

Man From UNCLE View Master

R.I.P. Robert Vaughn, aka Napoleon Solo

When it came to 1960’s spies, James Bond may have ruled the big screen, but on television The Man From U.N.C.L.E. won hands down. The best part was every week starting in 1964 we got to see good versus evil

Man From UNCLE View Master

R.I.P. Robert Vaughn, aka Napoleon Solo

When it came to 1960’s spies, James Bond may have ruled the big screen, but on television The Man From U.N.C.L.E. won hands down. The best part was every week starting in 1964 we got to see good versus evil

Vintage catalog page guns

Guns for Christmas and Other Clever Catalog Gifts

Christmas catalogs have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalog  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

Vintage catalog page guns

Guns for Christmas and Other Clever Catalog Gifts

Christmas catalogs have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalog  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

Vintage game Lie Detector

The Usual GOP Suspects

With  the flurry of fabrications, misinformation and GOP gobbledygook  running rampant among the usual suspects at the Republican debate, my 1960 “Official Mattel Lie Detector” came in mighty handy.

Vintage game Lie Detector

The Usual GOP Suspects

With  the flurry of fabrications, misinformation and GOP gobbledygook  running rampant among the usual suspects at the Republican debate, my 1960 “Official Mattel Lie Detector” came in mighty handy.

Xmas Catalog 1959

Mail Order Madness…Gifts and Guns Galore

Christmas catalogs have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalogue  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

Xmas Catalog 1959

Mail Order Madness…Gifts and Guns Galore

Christmas catalogs have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalogue  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

vintage picture boy as cowboy and gun

Suburban Gun Slingers

Mid-Century suburbia was overrun with pint size gunslingers. After all, toy guns protected cowpokes on the dangerous back yard plains. Ricocheting bullets, exploding grenades and caps firing  were the soundtrack to the suburbs of my youth. No gift was more

vintage picture boy as cowboy and gun

Suburban Gun Slingers

Mid-Century suburbia was overrun with pint size gunslingers. After all, toy guns protected cowpokes on the dangerous back yard plains. Ricocheting bullets, exploding grenades and caps firing  were the soundtrack to the suburbs of my youth. No gift was more