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Cyber-collector of early-to-mid 20th Century cultural imagery and artifacts.
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The Munster Koach vs. DRAG-U-LA - Featured in The Munsters episode, Hot Rod Herman. Both designed by George Barris and built by Barris Kustoms in 1964.

Piggly Wiggly Supermarket,1962 - Can you imagine…style + excellence = classy.

Legendary Harry Smith with his mural at Jimbo’s Bop City, San Francisco. Photo: Hy Hirsch, ca. 1950. The Getty Research Institute

The Ghastly Future of Man If He Uses The Atom for War! ~ Amazing Stories, August 1947. Cover Art: Arnold Kohn

Cover for 1963 edition of World of Tomorrow (1963), Karl Zeigfried (i.e. R. L. Fanthorpe) ~ Uncredited Artist: probably Henry Fox

Cover for 1963 edition of World of Tomorrow (1963), Karl Zeigfried (i.e. R. L. Fanthorpe) ~ Uncredited Artist: probably Henry Fox

Boris Karloff’s Monster Game - Game Gems Edition, 1965
The horror-themed novelty, takes players on a detour to haunted locations. Various incredibly cool ‘monster markers’ (31 total, one of them resembling Karloff) represent the ghoulish fiends along the path to the finish line. (MOVIES.COM)

Boris Karloff’s Monster Game - Game Gems Edition, 1965

The horror-themed novelty, takes players on a detour to haunted locations. Various incredibly cool ‘monster markers’ (31 total, one of them resembling Karloff) represent the ghoulish fiends along the path to the finish line. (MOVIES.COM)

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 František Drtikol Photography 1930’s.

A bit surreal: Koh-i-noor Snap Fastener Print Advert - April 1916 issue of ‘The New Ladies’ Home Journal’

Mace-B Missile Launch
Air Force Missile Test Center at Cape Canaveral AFS (‘Camp Happiness’)
Launched during the Cuban Missile Crisis, 31 October1962 (via Nemojp Dante)

Purple People Eater ~ 1958 novelty hit by Sheb Wooley

A flexible Birthday Wishes 78rpm postcard record ~ published by the London based Melody Cards company.

A Signal From Mars, Early 20th Century Sheet Music Published by E.T. Paull Music Co., 1901. Artist unknown.

Doryu 2-16 Pistol Camera ~ This realistic automatic pistol-shaped 16mm camera was developed for police and surveillance tasks in 1954, and was produced until 1956.

Macabre facade of ‘Le Ciel et L’Enfer’ (Heaven and Hell) nightclubs in Paris, 1923