Misc. Ephemera
1960s baby shower cards

1960s baby shower cards

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards

These are such cute baby shower cards! I have included the duplicate card designs. This expectant mother got a few cards that were identical but from different people. Two of these 3 cards have illustrations of chubby healthy babies on them. All fluff and happiness and good energy!

Baby shower card scans from the 1960s

Baby shower card scans from the 1960s

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards

I don’t ever want to have kids, but reading these 1960s baby shower cards just cheers me up! They’re so positive and cute, and fun to say:

A gift for someone Who is due – Hope Baby will like it… And YOU will, too!

Best of luck to all of you, Mom and Dad and Someone New

This shower gift is just for you, and in it you will find, a shower of very good wishes, the warm and friendly kind.”

Baby Shower Cards from 1962

Baby Shower Cards from 1962

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards

These baby shower cards are from a party held on August 14, 1962 in what was then a working middle class neighborhood of St. Louis, MO… I got lucky, the shower invitation was in the box! It was thrown at the mother’s home, by her mom.

“A Baby Shower is on the way, So please jot down the time and day.”

Early 1960s Baby Shower and New Baby Cards

Early 1960s Baby Shower and New Baby Cards

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards

I found these early 1960s Baby Shower and New Baby greeting cards for a girl in with some early 1960s baby clothes. The previous owner swore she didn’t want the cards from her baby shower back… so I kept them and scanned them.
I really love the fonts, and the little illustrations and rhymes inside the cards are too cute!

How to create a “French Look Bust” (aka cone shaped bust of the 1950s)

How to create a “French Look Bust” (aka cone shaped bust of the 1950s)

These “French Look Bust Wires” were interesting to shoot… not because of the wires themselves, but the instructions for fitting any bra or garment to make a “French Look” of the quintessential cone shaped bust shape of the 1950s. It promises support and uplifting, and the instructions are illustrated with 3 easy steps. Foundation garments and functional lingerie, including bras, helped create the classic curvy “pinup” silhouette of the 1950s.

1958 Hilda Calendar – an Illustrated curvy BBW Cheesecake Pinup

1958 Hilda Calendar – an Illustrated curvy BBW Cheesecake Pinup

I was doing product photography for a friend, and couldn’t help but take a few extra pictures of this pinup calendar from 1958. “Hilda” is a “generously endowed nymph who casts propriety and modesty aside and comfortably romps her way through the year”. Each month has a drawing of Hilda, and advertising for Munger Linen (“‘Coverage where coverage counts’ When Hilda Rents Uniforms she calls Munger Linen”).

Pope-Waverly Speed Mobile Advertisement

Pope-Waverly Speed Mobile Advertisement

This entry is part 15 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here is the front and back of a little advertisement from 1904 by Pope-Waverly Motors for the Model No. 36 electric speedwagon. Only $850 without the top and $900 with the top. The back of the pamphlet contains the specifications for this 1904 electric car, which included a 3 horsepower motor with 17 miles per hour maximum speed – “speedwagon” my arse!

Wills Sainte Claire, Willys Knight, and Stutz auto ads

Wills Sainte Claire, Willys Knight, and Stutz auto ads

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here are some ads for long-out of business automobile makers: Wills Saint Claire, Willys Knight, Winton, and Stutz. Stutz produced luxury automobiles, and this ad is clearly aimed towards the Edwardian mother. The Winton ad is from 1915. The Willys Knight ads appear to be from the 1920s, the model 70 was produced in 1927. I am not sure when the Whippet was produced. There are several pages of ads for Willys Knight sedans and autos. The Wills Sainte Claire ad features its Canadian Goose logo and this page contains 2 scanned ads.

1920s Studebaker, Rauch & Lang, Pierce-Arrow, and Reo motor car advertisements

1920s Studebaker, Rauch & Lang, Pierce-Arrow, and Reo motor car advertisements

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Automobile Ads Scrapbook

Here’s various ads for Studebaker cars from the 1920s, the Pierce-Arrow French Brougham, Rauch & Lang worm drive, and Reo 5th and 6th cars and sedans (from 1913).
I can see why the Studebaker is such a classic. The luxurious illustrated advertisement style is distinct. Well bred dogs to go with a well bred car. Stylish women. These early 1920s Studebaker ads are all about luxury.

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