Mosquito bars were serious business in the days before wire screens covered windows and doors. If you expected to get an insect-bite-free night’s sleep without having to rub yourself with kerosene, a mosquito bar was essential. See a variety of them as depicted in fine art, popular art, and photography.
Elvis Presley and Liberace were, arguably, the most famous performers of 1956. They met twice that year and seem to have enjoyed both occasions. See the odd pairing captured in photos and film footage, inside.
“Stick for you, automatic for her.” Click to see full classy, sassy ad.
And it certainly is. (Click to see full photo — there are antennae….)
What a great promo poster for a movie meant to be a follow-up to “Wings” but which was never actually made.
As Britain entered the war, well-founded fears of bombings and gas attacks led citizens and communities to construct air raid shelters. More illustrations inside.
The motorcycle was first used in active service by the U.S. military by Gen. “Black Jack” Pershing in order to chase Pancho Villa across rugged terrain — some were outfitted with sidecars and Colt machine guns.
Movie poster for a saucy, pre-code spoof of late-’20s Hollywood. “Big-shots,” look out.
Miss Corinne Baker in her eye-popping windmill dress — perfect from the tip of her kooky hat to the bottom of her windmill-blade skirt. And everything else in between. See the full-length photo inside.
The Iceberg Cafe was a Route 66 fixture for years. Check out several great photos of the roadside attraction inside.