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1950's

Money in Hamsters!

One of those vintage ads that promised easy money by starting a home animal-breeding program, such as raising giant frogs. I wonder if anyone who responded to one of these ads ever did end up making money from the hamsters or frogs. Source: Popular Mechanics, 1950

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Sep 17, 2014 | Comments (0)
Category: Animals, 1950's

Midget Wrestling



I don't follow contemporary wrestling, but some cursory googling seems to reveal that there are still "little people" active in the sport.

But nothing like these glory days, I imagine...
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Sep 07, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Little People, Wrestling, 1950's, Europe

Honk-O-Bag

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Please nominate a celebrity from 2014 that you would like to see modeled in punching-bag format.

Original ad here. (Page 13)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Sep 05, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Celebrities, Toys, Violence, 1950's

Destination Earth



Mars needs petroleum byproducts!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Aug 21, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Aliens, Business, Advertising, Products, Motor Vehicles, Politics, 1950's

Living off the land

A 1955 U.S. Navy training film. Having watched it, I'm now ready to live off the grid.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Aug 20, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Food, 1950's

Dinky Duck in IT’S A LIVING



Dinky Duck ends his short cartoon career by resigning and breaking the fourth wall.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Aug 10, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Surrealism, Cartoons, 1950's

Let’s Make a Sandwich!



Yum!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Aug 08, 2014 | Comments (8)
Category: Food, PSA's, Teenagers, 1950's
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