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Download: Stamp of Wolfgang

24 Jun

Isn’t this one of the most striking stamps you’ve ever seen? Stamp collectors, you’re not allowed to answer that…unless you send pictures : )

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German Ads, Early 1900s

24 Jun

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Ads, Late 1800s and Early 1900s

23 Jun

The pen & pencil ad’s date is unknown, but it’s thought to be from the late 1800s. I grabbed this particular ad because of the great ‘W’ on it that interacts with the product. The angled pens and text and the ‘W’ ever so slightly breaking outside of the space make it pretty dynamic for the 1800s. The piano ad bookmark (ca. 1905) is just another example of how even the seemingly lousy little cheap-o ads back in the day were just ridiculously exquisite. I seriously want to know how this passion and pride died out over the years.

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Vintage Children’s Books, 1860 to Early 1900s

23 Jun

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Vintage Fruit Crate Labels

23 Jun

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Modern Vintage: Triple Threat Timba

22 Jun

Timba Smits is an awesome triple threat. He’s a designer/illustrator/typographer with a knack for picking up pretty much any vintage style a project calls for. This is just a sampling of his skills. Gah! So talented.

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Seed Catalogs, Late 1800s

21 Jun



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