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Johnson Smith Catalog

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #35

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From the 1950s catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 18, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Johnson Smith Catalog, Body Fluids, 1950s, Face and Facial Expressions

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #34

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Very egalitarian to have the female version too.

From the 1950s catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 10, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Certificates, Diplomas, and Other Testaments of Achievement, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950s

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #33

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Which is your favorite?

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 06, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Domestic, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950s

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #32

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Can we believe that this is a genuine taxidermied fox head? Even if not, very cool accessory even for today's bikes. Anger vegans everywhere!

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 10, 2014 - Comments (12)
Category: Animals, Taxidermy, Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950s

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #31

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From the 1930s catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 21, 2014 - Comments (16)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Johnson Smith Catalog, Sexuality, Books, 1930s

Prison Pennants

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With USA incarceration rates at an all-time high, surely there's a market for these nowadays?

From the 1950 catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 09, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Johnson Smith Catalog, Prisons, Signage, 1950s

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #30

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[From the 1950 catalog. Click to enlarge.]

I can see this prank being really popular in the Middle East nowadays. "Gotcha, Ahmed [Isaac]! You really thought the Israelis [al Qaeda] had rigged your car!"

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 07, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Death, Destruction, Explosives, Fireworks and Pyrotechnics, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950s, Pranks, Middle East

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #29

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[From the 1950 catalog. Click to enlarge.]

Did showing a woman your "Kiss me again I'm still conscious" ring really help you score, even in 1950?

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 17, 2013 - Comments (7)
Category: Jewelry, Johnson Smith Catalog, 1950s

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #28

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Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 08, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Johnson Smith Catalog, 1930s, Weapons

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #27

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This steampunk-style item, the "Rolmonica," is from the 1930s catalog. Blow and crank your way to musical bliss!

Available song rolls after the jump.





More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 23, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Johnson Smith Catalog, Music, Technology, 1930s

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