Sunday, July 10, 2016

EARLY VERSIONS of things

A drawing of an ant from a 1665 microscope
A drawing of an ant from a 1665 microscope
  
EARLY VERSIONS of things 

 From an 1848 news magazine
 
 EARLY VERSIONS of things
  
1860s advertisement for the Atmospheric Bosom
  From an 1860s catalog
  
EARLY VERSIONS of things

An illustrated advertisement for an 1879 fitness device
  An 1879 fitness device
 
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An 1880s shopping mall interior layout is the same as now
This 1880s shopping mall layout is still used today.
Bottom level is groceries snackbars and retail,
upper level is more expensive stores, and top level
is an art gallery.  Notice the working escalator
. . . powered with electricity or even steam?
  
EARLY VERSIONS of things
  
1880s shopping mall escalator illustration
  A closer look at that same escalator
 
EARLY VERSIONS of things
 
1885 mass-produced paintings for home furnishing
  In 1885, these paintings were mass produced on an industrial scale.
Each artist would paint the same picture over and over with little variation.

EARLY VERSIONS of things
 
An 1895 illustrated advertisement for an umbrella-style clothes dryer
  The outdoor umbrella-style clothes dryer hasn't changed since 1895
 
EARLY VERSIONS of things
 
This 1902 industrial crane illustration 
A 1902 industrial crane
 
EARLY VERSIONS of things

A 1902 illustrated advertisement for Wild Rose balloon bubble gum
1902 bubble gum
 
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A photograph of 1904 Pyrheliophoro solar power electricity device at the St. Louis World's fair
1904 solar power at the St. Louis World's fair

EARLY VERSIONS of things
 
A photo of an Undosa 1908 wave-making machine
A 1908 wave-making machine
 
EARLY VERSIONS of things

An illustrated advertisement of a 1913 pocket calculator
 A 1913 pocket calculator, weight two lbs.

EARLY VERSIONS of things
 
An illustrated advertisement of Franco-American 1915 canned spaghetti
1915 canned spaghetti
  
 EARLY VERSIONS of things
   
a 1920s street cleaning machine
  
EARLY VERSIONS of things
 
A 1920 photograph advertisement for White Rock bottled water
1920 bottled water

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A photograph of 1928 television
 1928 television

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Page one of Archie issue one, 1940s
1940s: the first Archie comic introduced
Betty Cooper and Archie Andrews

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A photograph of 1941 video projection for theaters
1941 video projection for theaters (right), not used until the digital age?

EARLY VERSIONS of things
   
A photograph of a 1959 robot vaccuum cleaner
A 1959 robot vaccuum cleaner, heavy on style

 
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