Caloric gas stove, 1953. I love the mobile design of this ad.
Mrs. (Babe) William S. Paley in her 5th Ave. apartment in evening gown by Charles James, photo by John Rawlings, Vogue, November 1950
The Kuba Komet. This is the Kuba Komet from Germany. The KUBA Corporation manufactured the Komet from 1957 to 1962 in Wolfenbuttel, West Germany. These were kind of an early version of the entertainment center, as there were 8 speakers embedded in this along with a record player, a radio, and a TV tuner in the bottom cabinet. For an extra charge you could also get a early version of a type of tape recorder and a Remote control with UHF tuner. Another cool feature of these sets was the ability to swivel the top as you can see in the above picture. Komets were not small by any means. The set stands approx. 5′ 7″ tall, it’s over 7′ wide and weighs about 300 pounds. The cost then was approximately $700 – $1,250.00 US.
1975. Oh yeah…
" Art Deco Mermaid by Heier " …. Life Magazine Cover [June 5, 1931] … Sailor Gil Collection