Friday, April 30, 2010

Duke Kahanamoku

A tribute song from Sol Bright for the guy who made Surfing an international sport among many other achievements.

A fantastic border print Hawaiian shirt bearing Duke Kahanamoku's label for Cisco Sportswear.

Monday, April 19, 2010

1969 "Hair" Broadway Program -The second year on Broadway

Front Cover
Back Cover
Inside Front

Souvenir book written by Ed Grifford and designed by Willson-Frissora

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

William Steig Collins Glass

Sometimes, I think we all can agree. From a set of 6 we found at a terrific garage sale last Summer.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Acme Cowboy Boot Ad Campaign

This is a series of die-cut cardboard signs which slipped into the top of a pair of boots. This one is my favorite. The drawing of the guy is stylized in an interesting way. Check out his pleat front denim jacket. I've also always loved old surplus Willys Jeeps like this one. 

This last one is the largest and unfortunately was trimmed by the store owner i got it from. He wanted to use it in a display of boots from another maker.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lee Colorform Ad

This is a thin sheet of soft clear vinyl printed with the ad which was applied to a wet window with a squeegee. Like a Colorform toy. Probably 1950s and about a foot tall.

Friday, April 2, 2010


1955 Short Boot with Paratrooper ? Zipper endorsed by a Ballplayer. I've seen a few variations of this
style of boot from the mid fifties, often with the strap, in roughout suede or even a diamond quilted leather.
One even had a built in sheath for a knife. 

1955 Paratrooper's Jump Boots.  

An Ad from a favorite boot maker of the mid Fifties, Chippewa.