Remarkably Retro

Bell Telephone System, scanned from Life magazine, March 31, 1961


"The Dales gave teen-age Susan her very own room." 

Was she being punished for some horrible transgression? Armstrong Floors, April 1959

"The Dales gave teen-age Susan her very own room." 

Was she being punished for some horrible transgression? Armstrong Floors, April 1959

Stetson Hats, 1952

Stetson Hats, 1952

Mercury Montego Cyclone GT, 1971

Mercury Montego Cyclone GT, 1971

Gallery by Haggar, 1986

Gallery by Haggar, 1986

Sylvania console stereo, 1970

Sylvania console stereo, 1970

Armstrong Asphalt Tile, 1954
Hideous basement design. Makes me glad we don’t have basements in Texas, except during tornado season! However with all the fracking earthquakes we’ve been having the last few years, I wonder if a basement is dangerous for that?

Armstrong Asphalt Tile, 1954

Hideous basement design. Makes me glad we don’t have basements in Texas, except during tornado season! However with all the fracking earthquakes we’ve been having the last few years, I wonder if a basement is dangerous for that?
Downtowner Motor Inn, “Dine With Us,” 1969
Back in 1969 we moved from Dallas to Costa Mesa, CA and drove all the way. This is one of my Dad’s old fuzzy slides, and I think we must have stayed at this motel on the way. Maybe El Paso or somewhere in New Mexico… I’m not sure. I need to ask my Dad. I see the Magnolia Oil (Mobil Oil) flying red horse on top of the building to the right of the motel sign.

Downtowner Motor Inn, “Dine With Us,” 1969

Back in 1969 we moved from Dallas to Costa Mesa, CA and drove all the way. This is one of my Dad’s old fuzzy slides, and I think we must have stayed at this motel on the way. Maybe El Paso or somewhere in New Mexico… I’m not sure. I need to ask my Dad. I see the Magnolia Oil (Mobil Oil) flying red horse on top of the building to the right of the motel sign.

"So you married a play girl? Well, don’t let it throw you. So she does think eggplant is something you scramble … There’s always the restaurant."
Block Sportswear, 1947

"So you married a play girl? Well, don’t let it throw you. So she does think eggplant is something you scramble … There’s always the restaurant."

Block Sportswear, 1947

LOF Glass Mirrors, 1959

LOF Glass Mirrors, 1959