Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rainy Day

Another late Winter day of rain and mud. A diecut cardboard counter sign
for rubber overshoes  " Litentufs" .

Sunday, March 6, 2011


A very early Sweet-orr sign made of composite material- like pressed wood. Check out the mutton chop whiskers. Sweet-orr signs went through a lot of variations in the way the tug of war was depicted. This one is quite complex and detailed. Most likely to be from the late 20s.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wahini Hawaiian Shirt

One from our collection: 1950s cotton hawaiian souvenir shirt, Very unusual silk screen printed fabric. Not the typical high quality printing you usually find on Hawaiian shirts of this period. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Jane Russell 1921-2011

By now you've probably heard of her passing. Read all the obits and stories. Here's a small ode created years ago by a GI in postwar Japan to honor one of the great pinups of the war years. 1946 was the year Outlaw was finally in general release so loads of magazines had centerfold spreads of this image to advertise the movie.