Sunday, August 13, 2017

T O Y S and P L A Y I N G . . . in the past

ROCK'em SOCK'em Robots
ROCK'em SOCK'em Robots with controls for two players,  a modern version of an ancient game
      
P L A Y I N G
       
Middle Ages toy rock'em sock'em
rock'em sock'em marionettes in the Middle Ages
        
P L A Y I N G
          
Robo, 1988 toy boom box
 this 1988 toy shows how period design is evident in every object
      
P L A Y I N G
       
George Wolfe Plank 1916
two adults abandoning social norms in 1916,  by George Wolfe Plank
Click image twice for full size
      
P L A Y I N G
       
1960s metal clicker toy
A 1960s metal clicker (back view) was an affordable 
noisemaker for a kid's pocket.  Hands in pockets . . .
a casual pose . . . and loud mysterious clicking
      
P L A Y I N G
       
Edward Gorey, schoolgirls
an Edward Gorey drawing of schoolgirls at play    See it full size
      
P L A Y I N G
       
excercise + imagination = a healthy body and mind
      
P L A Y I N G
       
      
P L A Y I N G
       
a 1700s mechanical doll illustration
a 1700s mechanical doll for girls . . . at close look,  it seems to have strong
style and 'attitude' just like some modern dolls do
       
P L A Y I N G
       
child's doll 1970?
a girl's doll,  around 1970?
      
P L A Y I N G
        
1820 boys game
 a boys' game in 1820
      
P L A Y I N G
       
ECKHA, Milton Bradley 1889 advertisement
it sounds like a sneeze
 an 1889 board game by Milton Bradley  (now called Hasbro Toys)
      
P L A Y I N G
       
firecrackers package, devil's delight
devil's choice  -  demon's delight  -  possessed by the possessed  -  thunder bombs
      
P L A Y I N G
       
Charles Addams cartoon
a Charles Addams cartoon 
       
P L A Y I N G
        
1920 Coney Island amusement park postcard
The Dragon's Gorge amusement ride at 1920 Coney Island USA . . .
'a scenic railroad trip'   see full size
                
P L A Y I N G
       
1930 peddlecar, G-man cruiser
 1930s?
      
P L A Y I N G
       
1960s short range Bazooka toy
This 1960s 'short range' Bazooka launched big hollow plastic shells only a couple of feet,  and the plastic camouflage soon broke from the helmet.  The poorly shaped strapless helmet slipped from the head at the slightest tilt. WAR games were really all about hunting and evading each other.  Boys played war outdoors in all weather,  then flopped in front of the television to absorb electronic junk-food and eat chemicals.  Bazooka.
      
P L A Y I N G
        
1830s kaleidoscope fad, illustration
a group of twits with a kaleidoscope,  1830s?
      
P L A Y I N G
       
Tuck's Half Masks, 1911 gag novelty
1911 novelty masks:  these choices would have represented  the most
 easily recognized popular culture figures of the period. 
      
P L A Y I N G
        
Empty 1972 bumper cars in a cold bleak parking lot:  dad smokes a cigarette
while the kid rides around alone . . . then it's back to his mother's house.
      
P L A Y I N G
       
Coleco 1980, Electronic Quarterback
1980
           
P L A Y I N G
           
This is an 1882 doll for adult male societies, 
included in a children's toy catalog
click twice for full size
      
P L A Y I N G
        
1811 street gang, bad boys
 1811 rough-housing boys disturbing the serenity
      
P L A Y I N G
          
Testors model paints photograph
Testors model paints for lonely boys and their model cars
         
P L A Y I N G
                
1911, early plastic toys
 1911, early plastic toys
         
P L A Y I N G
               
Don Martin cartoon
a Don Martin cartoon 
       
P L A Y I N G
        
 1892 playtime
      
P L A Y I N G
       
Gahan Wilson
two Gahan Wilson cartoons
       
P L A Y I N G
            
Gahan Wilson
        
P L A Y I N G
           
mechanical toy frog 1911, illustrated advertisement
1911
     
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

OCEAN CRUISES of the past

a travel poster for the Norddeutscher Lloyd SS Bremen, 1928 giant cruise ship
the Norddeutscher Lloyd SS Bremen, 1928:  as we might surmise,  this week's topic is . . .
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
a 1913 cruise ship interior swimming pool photograph
a 1913 cruise ship swimming pool    click image twice for full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
an Adolph Treidler poster, 1920
an Adolph Treidler illustration for a travel poster,  1950
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
a 1930 powerboat taxi illustration, Dodge motorboat 1930
a 1930 powerboat taxi to the cruise ship     see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
the 1936 Queen Mary, illustration of size comparison, lost ship
the 1936 Queen Mary,  a comparative size illustration
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
the 1936 Queen Mary interior bar, photograph
the 1936 Queen Mary     see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
Canadian Pacific Happy Cruise poster by Tom Purvis
a Tom Purvis illustration for a 1936 poster
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
a comical studio photograph of sea sickness, 1920
a comical studio photograph of sea sickness,  maybe from 1920?
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
a Norman Bel Geddes 1932 future passenger ship photograph
a Norman Bel Geddes 1932 future passenger ship design   see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
a Cunard Line cruise poster, Europe-America
a Cunard Line cruise poster
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
a 1909 cruise ship with bottom-deck swimming pool,  just above the engines
a 1909 cruise ship with bottom-deck swimming pool,
 just above the engines    click twice for full size 
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
1915 cruise ship interior photograph
this 1915 cruise ship interior seems a little old fashioned for the
rocketing 20th Century    see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
    
an Andrew Johnson travel poster illustration
an Andrew Johnson travel poster illustration 
see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
       
an 1876 cartoon about sea sickness
an 1876 cartoon
    
OCEAN CRUISES
        
a 1960s Italian cruise ship interior photograph
a 1960s Italian cruise ship     see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
       
a 1960s Italian cruise ship interior photograph, lounge
a 1960s Italian cruise ship    see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
       
a 1931 cruise ship interior mall photograph
a 1931 cruise ship interior mall    see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
       
a Joost Swarte illustration of a passenger ship
a Joost Swarte illustration,  2014
    
OCEAN CRUISES
       
a Bob Peak illustration of a cruise ship swimming pool
a Bob peak illustration
   
OCEAN CRUISES
        
a Bob Peak illustration of a cruise ship
a Bob peak illustration     see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
       
a 1666 royal cruise ship, China
a 1666 royal cruise,  China    see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
      
the 1759 royal barge, Japan
the 1759 royal barge,  Japan    see full size
   
OCEAN CRUISES
         
an illustration of the Leviathan by RS Pike, 1923
the Leviathan by RS Pike,  1923
    
OCEAN CRUISES
      
a 1926 Cunard Line poster
a 1926 Cunard ship    see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
      
a 1932 SS Normandie room interior photograph
the 1932 SS Normandie    see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
     
the 1932 SS Normandie interior photograph
 the 1932 SS Normandie    see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
     
a Kenneth Shoesmith poster for a passenger ship, save time by night services
a Kenneth Shoesmith illustration    see full size
   
OCEAN CRUISES
      
a Frank Tinsley giant catamaran future passenger ship illustration
 Frank Tinsley    see full size 
    
OCEAN CRUISES
      
 a ship engine photograph, 1950s?
a ship engine,  1950s?  see full size
    
OCEAN CRUISES
     
a Helen E. Hokinson cartoon, for the  Nov 21 1931 cover of The New Yorker magazine, border customs cartoon
a Helen E. Hokinson cartoon,  1931

    
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