Friday, December 14, 2012


This is a film still from a probably now lost silent film in 19mm format. 
I found a reel at a local flea market some years ago, it was inflammable cellulose nitrate stock and had begun to sweat picric acid. I tried several collections but no one wanted it because of the state it was in and I didn't have a safe way to store it. So it's now gone. I was able to print a frame from the beginning of the reel. If anyone thinks they may recognize the actor or film let me know!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Argyle Guitar


Wild late 40s-50s Sweater and electrified guitar. A found medium format negative. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Round House Jeans with Crotch Rivet

Unusual 1940s-50s blue jeans with gripper zipper and crotch rivet. Most jeans by this time period had dropped the rivet. Also has adjustable waist snap. These are teen size 16, so I suppose this is to accommodate a growing boy.  Round House always has cool graphics on labels and tags.
1940s-50s Vintage jeans with crotch rivet
Ballyhoo Vintage Clothing

Round House logo snap and copper rivets

Gripper zipper and crotch rivet

Vintage Jeans by Round House





Tuesday, May 1, 2012

1930s Childs Denim Jacket
Pleated front with single patch pocket, copper rivets, steel donut buttons and exposed selvedge in button placket. Now available on Ebay

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Late 1930s Early 40s Duckhead Overalls





An unusual pair of overalls in a herringbone twill. Fantastic paper tag.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

1930s Leather Coat Styles




Another page from The Spear & Company of Pittsburgh's "75th Semi-Annual All Star Value Sale" catalogue. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

1930s Striped Tee




1930s "T-Mates" striped tee shirt. Ring knit by Manchester Knitted Fashions. It appears Manchester Knitted Fashions may still be in business in New Hampshire. This beauty is never worn old store stock, a size small. There is some fold lines which we could mitigate if not completely remove at the customer's request. We'll leave it as found to preserve the NOS state. Vintage 1930s Tees are so hard to find. As this one fails to mention sanforization, I suspect it is very early 30s.