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The Amazing Brady Stewart Photography Collection

The Amazing Brady Stewart Photography Collection

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By Sara In AZ Just a warning everyone – prepare the smelling salts now because you are sure to need them after viewing all of the epic photography you are about to see! I accidentally stumbled across the Brady Stewart Collection months ago and I was going to do a…

Vintage Snappy Saturday – The Nation’s 12 Big Hit Recordings on Vinyl

Vintage Snappy Saturday – The Nation’s 12 Big Hit Recordings on Vinyl

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By RetroRuth Just had to share this fab record I picked up thrifting this week! To be honest, I gave the record only the slightest glance. I mostly bought it for the cover. Aren’t they sweet? It makes me want to get some throw pillows for the floor. If you…

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…

The Brave Never Die – A Memorial Day Tribute

The Brave Never Die – A Memorial Day Tribute

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By RetroRuth Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.                                                                                             ~ General John A. Logan They hover as a cloud of witnesses…

Mamie Eisenhower’s Gowns From The First Ladies At the Smithsonian Exhibit

Mamie Eisenhower’s Gowns From The First Ladies At the Smithsonian Exhibit

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By RetroRuth It’s time to oogle some gorgeous vintage fashions, and this time, it’s Presidential! We had the chance to tour the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History this summer, and I got to happily “ooo” and “ahh” over the First Lady fashion exhibit while Tom obediently snapped pictures of…

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…

The Green Bomber

The Green Bomber

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or Pictures Of A Broken-Down Vintage Model Car By RetroRuth Whew, what a weekend.  I don’t think there is a muscle in my back, legs and butt that doesn’t hurt. Now that it is warm, Tom and I have been packing activity (mostly cleaning activity) into every second of our…

The University Of Florida Digital Collection Is A Goldmine

The University Of Florida Digital Collection Is A Goldmine

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By RetroRuth I love trolling through hours of mid-century goodness. It is even better when all the goodness is FREE! Oh wait. Did I say hours? I don’t mean hours.  I only mean on my brakes from writing. Twenty, thirty minutes tops. I swear. *cough* Anyway, check out the University…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Vintage Photography Cupcake Toppers

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Vintage Photography Cupcake Toppers

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By RetroRuth Hello everyone!!  I received an order for some Photography Cupcake Toppers earlier this week, and the customer wanted the backs to all be black and white.  It was a challenge to scrape up enough black and white paper that wasn’t damask, but I think the finished product really…

Vivian Maier – A Blog of Gorgeous Mid-Century Photography

Vivian Maier – A Blog of Gorgeous Mid-Century Photography

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Purchased by John Maloof, a Chicago real estate agent, at an antique auction, the work of a previously unknown amatuer photographer Vivian Maier is finding it’s way into the blogosphere. Taken mostly during the 1950’s, the pictures are candid shots of downtown Chicago and it’s citizens, and it is great stuff. John is…

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