Thursday, August 27, 2009

26 Auburn

One of the fairly regular features Theater mag had that I like was a two page spread of famous people and thier cars along with a picture of course. I don't always know who the famous people are but I almost always like the pictures of which this is an example.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

1926 Chevrolet

An ad or part of an ad from a 1926 Theater Magazine. It is nice but not sure how the scan looks posted, find out in a minute. Scanned a few pics of cars today from that magazine so if you don't like those give it a week before you check back here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Coke Ad

I would like this a lot more if it was in color, probably would cut it out and frame it as coke is my favorite drink. Hard to find good vintage coke ads and if the seller knows he has a nice one in a magazine the price goes up. 5 cents for a glass of coke sounds like a pretty good deal. I remember as a teenager getting cherry cokes at the drugstore fountain counter but forget the price.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Apparently the danger of kickback on that starting crank is not a problem if your smart enough to have bought the Philco battery advertised here in the August 1924 The American Magazine.

Friday, August 14, 2009

1922 Ford

Not a snapshot or even an ad but I found it interesting so hoped someone else might also. This is from a Ford Manual I bought recently, copyright 1922. Not long ago I had a picture showing the handcrank and Mike I think mentioned how people could injure themselves working it. The narrative part here explains the starting of the car and how easy it should become although they do warn about possible kickbacks. The other is a diagram of the steering wheel for that year.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Uncle Horace

Not my uncle Horace but somebodys at least according to the album / scrapbook he came from.. At first I thought Horace was a train conductor, engineer or something but there is another picture of him wearing a badge of some type so now I'm leaning toward maybe a fireman, nothing in the album to give it away. Whatever he did he obviously ate good and I like him, has a nice look about him. By surrounding pictures Horace had these taken in the mid twenties.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


This from a 1928 Ladies Home Journal . It also has a few nice auto ads so they may show up but I liked the illustration of a period kitchen. I look for different things when I buy magazines, a lot of times it is the illustrations. For ads and pictures in general the womens magazines are always the best.

Monday, August 3, 2009

1928 Chrysler

Another ad from the same issue of Theater ( its a 1928 issue). Again about half of it but the best half.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Shortchanged a bit on this post as it is an ad from a large magazine and hard to fit on the scanner without doing damage but it is such a nice illustration that I wanted to share it. ( Came from a Theater mag, forget the year but like 25 or something..) Theater magazine in the twenties always had good auto ads.