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Tuesday Etsy Roundup – Talkin’ Turkey Edition

Tuesday Etsy Roundup – Talkin’ Turkey Edition

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By Eartha Kitsch Well, Halloween is behind us and now the holiday season will continue to fly by! Here in the United States, we have just a wee bit over three weeks until Thanksgiving. One thing that I’m thankful for? Vintage holiday items. They’re one of my favorite things about…

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay — Vintage Photo Edition!

Kool Kitsch For Sale on eBay — Vintage Photo Edition!

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By Sara In AZ I don’t know about you but I am just crazy for old photographs, especially ones from the 1940s through the 1960s. People took  a lot fewer pictures back then compared with our digital age ‘click and delete’ attitude towards pictures today…..and what they had for a…

A Collection of Vintage Photo Christmas Cards To Lift Your Holiday Spirit!

A Collection of Vintage Photo Christmas Cards To Lift Your Holiday Spirit!

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By RetroRuth…

Having a Blast Taking Pictures in Las Vegas With A Vintage Polaroid Land Camera

Having a Blast Taking Pictures in Las Vegas With A Vintage Polaroid Land Camera

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By Sara In AZ A few months back Mike and I met up with Ruth, and her husband, Tom in Las Vegas. It was a super fast trip, but we managed to pack in a lot in a short amount of time. One of the things Ruth really wanted to…

More Vintage Sports Press Badges and Press Passes – 1940 Major League All-Star Game and More!

More Vintage Sports Press Badges and Press Passes – 1940 Major League All-Star Game and More!

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By RetroRuth So, I promised you more of the press badges from my grandfather’s collection, and here they are! If you missed my last post on this, my Grandpa Art worked for the Associated Press in the darkroom and as a photographer. He had an enormous collection of famous photographs…

Vintage Associated Press Badges and Press Passes From 1938-1941

Vintage Associated Press Badges and Press Passes From 1938-1941

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By RetroRuth If you’ve seen my recent posts lately, you know that Tom and I were in Wisconsin visiting some sites and yammering on the radio about food.  (By the by, for those who haven’t heard me on the radio yet and still want to, go to Joy Cardin’s show…

The Mid-Century Menu In The Wall Street Journal And Extra Pictures That Didn’t Make The Cut

The Mid-Century Menu In The Wall Street Journal And Extra Pictures That Didn’t Make The Cut

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By RetroRuth So, as you may (or may not) know, I was in The Wall Street Journal last Thursday with a mention of The Mid-Century Menu and some pictures of my annual Easter Lamb Cake! I am at the end of the awesome article Playing Kitchen Detective: Home Cooks Try…

Restoration And Conversion Of A Vintage Polaroid Land Camera

Restoration And Conversion Of A Vintage Polaroid Land Camera

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By RetroRuth Well, this post is for anyone who figured out the hint in my recent teaser post for The Mid-Century Menu! The black and white un-Photoshopped picture at the bottom of the post was taken with this camera: A vintage Polaroid Land Camera 103. This camera belonged to Tom’s…

Online Gallery of Julius Shulman Photography

Online Gallery of Julius Shulman Photography

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By Retro Ruth The Craig Krull Gallery is currently featuring an exhibit, both in their physical gallery AND in an amazing online gallery of Julius Shulman, the famous mid-century architecture photographer, For those of us who constantly look for even a hint of mid-century architecture on the street or in…

A Game Of Cat And Mouse –Mid-Century Photo News, March 15, 1963

A Game Of Cat And Mouse –Mid-Century Photo News, March 15, 1963

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By RetroRuth This was too fun not to share. It comes from my grandfather’s extensive collection of Associated Press wire photos. This one is from March 15, 1963, and the caption reads: Minneapolis, March 15 – PLAYFUL MOUSE TRAP – Snooky, whose natural feline fancy is trapping mice, whiles away…

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