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Thursday, November 30, 2017

I found a fortune yesterday. This 1938 edition is in pretty good shape considering it turns 80 next year. The real prize is learning about Antonio Petruccelli. He created over 25 covers for Fortune, as well as other covers and graphic blandishments. Usually I enjoy these for the old ads, but now they become works of art from cover to cover. #found #magazine #fortune #estatesale #antoniopetrocelli #graphicarts


I found a fortune yesterday. This 1938 edition is in pretty good shape considering it turns 80 next year. The real prize is learning about Antonio Petruccelli. He created over 25 covers for Fortune, as well as other covers and graphic blandishments. Usually I enjoy these for the old ads, but now they become works of art from cover to cover. #magazine #fortune #estatesale #antoniopetrocelli #graphicarts

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Urban Archeology is all about persistence and willingness to dig in odd places. In the basement of a Newtown sale this weekend I was presented with piles of random hardware with a “Free” sign floating over them. I will always go hunting through these because they@become “catch-all’s” for bits of history. It this bin I came out with a filed service pinback for WWII infantry. #found #estatesale #military #wwii #antiques #urbanarcheology


Urban Archeology is all about persistence and willingness to dig in odd places. In the basement of a Newtown sale this weekend I was presented with piles of random hardware with a “Free” sign floating over them. I will always go hunting through these because they@become “catch-all’s” for bits of history. It this bin I came out with a filed service pinback for WWII infantry. #estatesale #military #wwii #antiques #urbanarcheology

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

An unfortunate name for a man that sells adventure. From 1929.

 #found #oldpaper #travel #advertising #humor #notelonmusk #urbanarcheology
An unfortunate name for a man that sells adventure. From 1929. I look for the humor in things, fortunately old advertisements offer an almost inexhaustible supply. I can believe that I am the only one to make this connection. How many husbands came home to announce "Guess what everyone!? We're going on a Boring cruise!"
A tip of the hat to Elon Musk for naming his tunnel digging company "The Boring Company." I see what you did there.
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Friday, November 3, 2017

From the booklet "The 12 Healers" by Physician Edward Bach in 1933. These are best read with an English accent and should be considered for a Python-esque skit. #found #herbalism #books #humor #cure #montypython #urbanarcheology #1933


From the booklet "The 12 Healers" by Physician Edward Bach in 1933. These are best read with an English accent and should be considered for a Python-esque skit. #herbalism #books #humor #cure #montypython #urbanarcheology #1933

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Thursday, November 2, 2017