Sleigh Ride early 1900s:
The Salvation Army:
Flooded Street Scene:
Holding A Book:
Man In A Suit:
Going For A Boat Ride:
Hanging Out In The City:
Gas Station Owners:
More to be added soon….
More to be added soon….
The Thing is something that we should all know because it did (and still does) cement our commitment to freedom since its inception in 1776, by mutually pledging our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor to the future of this country. As a result, the United States of America was born and this document is effectively our Birth Certificate. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called it “A Promissory Note to which every American was to fall heir”. He also said that it was, “A promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the ‘unalienable rights’, to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”.
Therefore, knowing this document is more important now than ever before. Only then can we fully appreciate where our integrity comes from and how we later agreed “to secure these blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” in the Constitution thereafter.
As a huge fan of old prints, I have spent years of my life reading and interpreting this document for fun and for clarification about how we can learn to recognize the kind of tyranny that this country fought so hard to shake because, as Americans, it takes all of our diligence to keep it at bay, even to this day.
As a result, knowing The Thing will inevitably develop, within you, a true point of pride for this country which has supplied you with actual evidence of your Independence in one, everlasting document.
The United States of America began as an idea to give each person who was embraced by its blessings the right to “assume among the powers of the Earth, the Separate and Equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them”. To this day, these words are meant to rally the common people to support a movement which promises safety and security for all Americans to be free to pursue uncommon lives, as well.
However, there is one thing that this document does NOT promise us and that is – Happiness. That is, each person must Pursue this on their own but only after knowing these words more thoroughly, may you rest assured that this country will never stand in the way of such pursuits. So, no matter who, what, when, where, why, or how you came to be an American, you can live your life here, in The United States of America, free from tyranny. The only catch is this: “but when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under Absolute Despotism it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such Government and to provide new guards for their future security.”
Obviously, this is a heavily loaded sentence! To which this document carefully describes the long train of abuses and usurpations which led to this July 4, 1776 Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America. The title, alone, abolished any idea that anyone had about making peace with Great Britain by declaring ourselves: The 13 United States of America (instead of: The 13 Colonies).
With that said, I present to you MY version of The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America that I have committed to memory after removing 474 words (without changing any, other words) for the purpose of making it my own, timeless, contribution to the birth of our Independence and I thank our previous scribers of this document for their powerful words and the subsequent diligence others have kept with this same goal in mind.
So, without further ado, I present to you, MY version of The Declaration of Independence. I call it:
List of words/incomplete sentences – omitted from Human Events:
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When, in the course of
It becomes necessary
For one people
To dissolve the political bands
Which have connected them
And to assume among
The powers of the earth
The separate and equal station
To which the Laws of Nature
And of Nature’s God
A decent respect to
The opinions of mankind
Requires – that they should
Declare the causes
Which impel them
To the separation
We hold these truths
To be self evident
That all men
Are created equal
That they are endowed
By their Creator
That among these are
Life Liberty and
The Pursuit of Happiness
That to secure these rights
Governments are instituted among men
Deriving their just powers
From the consent of the governed
That whenever any Form of Government
Becomes destructive of these ends
It is the Right of the People
To alter or to abolish it
And to institute new government
Laying its foundation
On such principles
And organizing its Powers
In such form
As to them
Shall seem most Likely
To affect their Safety
Governments long established
Should not be changed for
Light and transient causes
And all experience hath shown
That mankind are more disposed
While evils are sufferable
Than to right themselves
By abolishing the forms
To which they are accustomed
But when a long train of abuses
Pursuing invariably the same
Evinces a design
To reduce them
Under absolute Despotism
It is their right
It is their duty
To throw off such government
And to provide new guards
For their future security
The history is a history of
All having absolute tryanny
Over these states
To prove this
Let Facts be submitted
To a candid world
– – –
Refused assent to Laws
For the public good
To pass laws
Until assent be obtained
And has neglected to attend them
Refused to pass Laws
For large districts of people
Unless those people
Relinquish the right of representation
Has called together legislative bodies
At places distant from their public
For the sole purpose of fatiguing them
For opposing his invasions
On the Rights of the people…
Has refused to cause others
To be elected
Has endeavored to prevent the Population of these states
Obstructing the naturalization of Foreigners
Has obstructed justice
Refusing his assent to laws
Establishing judiciary powers
Has made Judges dependent
On his will alone
For their offices
And their salaries
Has erected new offices
Sent swarms of officers
To harass our people
Has kept among us in times of peace
Standing armies without Consent
Has affected to render the military
Independent of and
The Civil Power
Has combined with others to subject us
To a jurisdiction foreign to our
Constitution and unacknowledged
By our laws
Giving his assent to their acts
Armed troops among us
For protecting them by mock trial
From punishment for any murders
On the inhabitants of these states
For cutting off our trade
With all parts of the world
For imposing taxes on us
Without our consent
For depriving us of trial by jury
For transporting us beyond seas
To be tried for pretend offenses
For abolishing the free system
For taking away our charters
Abolishing our most valuable laws
The Forms of our Governments
For declaring themselves
With power for us in all cases
Declaring us out of his protection
And waging against Us
Has plundered our seas
Ravaged our coasts
Burnt our towns
And destroyed the lives of our people
Transporting armies to complete
The works of death, desolation, and Tyranny with cruelty
The head of a civilized Nation
Has constrained our fellow citizens
To bear arms against their country
To become executioners of their friends
Or to fall themselves by their hands
Has excited domestic insurrections
To bring on the Savages
In every stage of these oppressions
We have petitioned for redress
In the most humble terms
Our repeated petitions have been
Answered only by
A character is marked by every act
Which define a tyrant is unfit
To be the ruler of a free people
We have warned them
We have reminded them
We have appealed to their
And we have to disavow
Which inevitably interrupt our Connections and Coorespondance
They have been deaf
To the voice of Justice
And we must hold them as we
Hold the rest of Mankind
Enemies in war
In peace friends
We the Representatives
Appealing to the supreme
Judge of the world
Of our intentions
And by the authority of the good people
Solemnly publish and declare that
These are and ought to be
Free and Independent states
And have full power
To Levy war
And to do all other things
Which Independent states
And with a firm reliance
On the protection of Divine Providence
We mutually pledge to each other
Our sacred honor
Well, I don’t know too much about automobiles except how they make me feel when I’m driving one that looks and runs great! So, I’m not the kind of person who can point out every make, model, or year that I come across but that doesn’t diminish the fact that automobile ownership is, by far, the highest level of freedom that any, average person can obtain for themselves. For that reason, we take great pride in our vehicles because they provide us with the most basic of all our rights. . . That’s why they call it, “The Freedom of the open road. ” A place where each one of us is in control of our own destiny. Now, try to imagine a time when having a vehicle was Absolutey Everything! That’s what these pictures impress upon me: The evolution of Freedom and Pride!
If you look closely at the car to the right, you will notice that someone is tinkering with the motor.
Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20s was an active nightclub in the early sixties and yet, there is little information online of its success run. Luckily, I know a woman who worked for 5 years at the original nightclub in Beverly Hills, CA. She was known as a Flapper Girl and this is her incredible story:
It was a multi-room facility which included; a Crystal Room, a Speakeasy, a Penny Arcade, The Last Chance Saloon and most importantly, a Flapper Room which contained a group of beautiful women who were all dressed up in roaring 20’s garb with fringes, feathers and fish net stockings (typical of that era). One of these Flapper Girls was a woman named Scherry Staiger and during the early 60’s, it was her job was to entertain the elite customers of this club which meant a lot of dancing, dangling from a ceiling swing and successfully sliding down a brass fire pole, each night, into the main room. This place even had Silent Movies, Sing-alongs and its own Shooting Gallery. It was truly one of the most ambitious nightclub projects that one could image and it was a huge success!
Despite the many rooms and elaborate decorations that this place had, the success of the club really depended upon the Flapper Girls that Paul Cummins employed and his most popular lady was a tall and beautiful blonde named Scherry Staiger. In recent years, I have had the unique pleasure of knowing this fancy lady who is still living a long and full life in Southern California with her daughter and grandchildren. During our conversations, she revealed to me her story as a young woman, mother, model and actress all of which included these 5 remarkable years that she spent as a Flapper Girl at Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20s Club:
As Paul Cummins’ most popular Flapper Girl, she often headlined the entertainment which always included a Dixieland band and lots of dancing! According to her, she got along great with everybody and really enjoyed the time that she spent there. Apparently, a lot of skills were required in order to be a Flapper Girl and Scherry clearly possessed them all – beginning with a magnetic personality! She also had a knack for being fearless:
Photos of Scherry were often used in the advertising of this club in newspapers and flyers everywhere (and even in the postcard above). She says that she was one of the club’s first Flapper Girls and tells me that her time spent there was never dull and it hardly ever felt like work. This is easy to believe because swinging, sliding and dancing all night sounds like a pretty fun job to me and must have been especially so for a young lady who was a successful Flapper Girl at one of these clubs in the early ’60s. . . In fact, she was so good at her job that she was in charge of training each new Flapper Girl who joined Paul Cummins’ team and was even sent to other “Roaring ’20s” Clubs to teach the new girls how to use the velvet swings and also how to slide down the brass fire pole as part of their grand entrance to the main floor each night.
The crowds loved watching her descent and when I asked how she learned to stop in the middle of the pole like that on the way down, she replied, “I had a fireman teach me!” Now, it is really no surprise to me that she would take advice from a professional on the subject because she is the kind of woman who strives to be the best at whatever she does. Therefore, if it was her job to slide down a brass fire pole, then she was sure to do this in the most magnificent way possible! For that reason, she became the ONE entrance that everyone had to see because she was capable of impressing the crowd EVERY SINGLE TIME!
Scherry also shared with me that she was responsible for her own costumes. So, she began by purchasing several one-piece bathing suits that she said “held her in place perfectly.” Then, she added rhinestones to begin designing them before passing them off to her fashion designer friend. He finished them off by adding lots of fringes and other flashy elements in order to achieve the overall style of the 20’s. In fact, due to her popularity and her one-of-a-kind costumes, she was able to help her fashion friend garnish lots of work from the other ladies at the club as well!
You can see here that her fringes were in full swing while she danced in front of the Dixieland band because her job was to keep up the spirits of the customers by twisting her way into their hearts which was something that she did in a seemingly effortless fashion. She was even invited to attend the opening of the newest Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20’s club in 1962 which took place in Seattle, Washington during Seattle’s first World’s Fair.
According to one article written by John J. Reddin about the grand opening of this new club, “the bandstand featured Mac MacReynolds and his Shaky City Seven,” playing songs such as “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “Muskrat Ramble” and that’s when Scherry, “a striking blonde in a black sheath,” led the ladies down the runway, while doing a “fast twist”, before constructing a 30-flapper chorus line following the Dixieland band. He says, “The overall effect was terrific!”
Again, many of her photos (including her meet and greets with famous guests) turned into more advertising for the club and they often revealed that she would be playing a part in an upcoming movie as well! For example, this newspaper clip tells us that Scherry Staiger has a part in this movie:
Scherry’s job at the Roaring ’20s club provided her with many opportunities and also a steady income which she absolutely needed at the time. She was the mother of two girls and was recently divorced from their father which is never an easy road. Of course, he was still a big part of their lives and was eager to spend time with his daughters on the weekends and also provided them with any child support that they needed. However, it was Scherry’s mother who took care of her two daughters while she worked this steady job each night and when I asked her how she felt about having her mother’s help during those years, she had this to say: “We’re family, you know.” Obviously, this is where Scherry gets her strong commitment towards family from, even to this day!
In many ways, Sherry was actively pursuing a life that took her in several directions which included small movie roles and modeling. Therefore, she told me that her and her former husband simply “outgrew” each other. This was when her job at Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20s club came along which really changed her life in many ways and even helped her find work in these other areas of interest as well.
Scherry originally came from Harlingen, Texas and made her way to Hollywood with big dreams in her heart and even landed roles in three movies in only 6 short months. At the time, Scherry said this about it all in a newspaper publication about her, “I love the work. It’s a good way to start in the picture making business. As a stand-in and extra I’ve had the chance to be on the set during the entire production and study the many important details of movie making.”
She also managed to travel to San Francisco where she attended a modeling school and later became a swimsuit fashion model before making her way back to Hollywood again. Take a look at these beautiful, vintage pictures of her modeling the fashionable swimsuits of the day:
Obviously, she looked great in a swimsuit but we can also see that she had a natural and lovely way about her as well. It was clear that she complimented any movie set that she was invited on and was easily captured by any lens that she posed for.
However, despite her beautiful smile, pretty face and flawless figure, she never did land a leading role and was often told that it was because she was just too tall at 5 foot 11 inches. At this height, she did stand above most of the men in the industry and often times, this was not a good thing. In fact, movie producers preferred to offer such roles to petite and even frail women by comparison. That’s because her overall tall and strong body never gave her that “damsel in distress” look that Hollywood was so desperately seeking in the late 50s and early 60s.
However, this doesn’t mean that she ever felt rejected by Hollywood because she was always cast as an extra in these films and was immediately recognized by all of the people that she came into contact with. She just had a quality about her that was equally due to her personality as well as her stunning, good looks and for that reason, she was often the center of attention – no matter where she ended up.
Scherry Staiger never allowed her beauty to compromise her sophisticated style. Therefore, she never failed to be the classiest woman in every photo that I have seen of her, whether she was twisting, sliding or even being hilariously “ogled” by these two men behind the scenes of a Hollywood set:
To be clear, Scherry Staiger was 5’11” tall and her figure was 38″ 22″ 36″ from top to bottom. So, you can see why she was able to make such a unique impression and she says that she really enjoyed the time that she spent on the sets of these movies. She added that much of what she learned about life in this business happened there. Here are some never-before-seen pics of her time spent on these Hollywood sets with other, famous actors that she met, along with some more photos of her life as an actress, model and flapper girl:
Currently, Scherry lives in a beautiful home in Southern California and is financially independent due to her time spent as the comptroller of her second husband’s business. There, she continues to live long and strong as she enters her 9th decade on this Earth. She is well taken care of by her daughter, Debbie Dean and is adored by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who live near her as well. Her life at Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20’s Club was an experience that she will never forget and it is a unique look at a history that is off the beaten path. To this day, she continues to be a beautiful, smart, funny and caring woman who has taken roads in this life that most would have shied away from. At this time, it is my honor to share with you a photo of what my favorite, fancy lady looks like today:
She’s still the prettiest and most fascinating lady that I know and she clearly enjoys spending time with her growing family for as long as this life graciously allows. She also enjoys giving back as an active member of several charities over the years! I am grateful for the time that I have been able to spend with her learning about her unique past as an actress, model and of course, as a Flapper Girl at Paul Cummins’ Roaring 20s Club!
Thank you for reading! – Constance Mae
You are looking at two handwritten journals from the 1930s which have been digitized for your viewing pleasure into one ebook! The journals were titled “Surgery” which makes it a real life Grey’s Anatomy! Now, you can check out what students were learning in the early part of the century – You won’t find anything else like it! This is one of a kind collection of handwritten pages that look just like this:
This is the very first and most important guitar book that has ever been written. So much so that it is still the method that is used today! This ebook has been scanned from an original copy of this book that was written in the late 1800s. Also, it is divided into English AND French! So, it was definitely written at a time when this method was used worldwide and now it has been formatted to fit your digital lifestyle:
We didn’t get to our modern society by not trying new things but when you take a look at what some of these things were all about, you will wonder how we even became modern to begin with! The truth is, it hasn’t been an easy road but that’s part of what makes us human and now we can look back on all of these strange things and be glad that we made it to the civilization that we have become today. Take a look:
This looks like the kind of thing that many people would be lining up to do! Let’s just hope that they were putting toxic chemicals on their skin. . .
Hey, we do this in the shower all the time, right? However, it does seem weird to see it done like this.
This is the kind of thing that your mother and grandmother talks about and this is what it looked like while they were getting their hair straightened.
Yeah, I’m sure the cocaine was capable of taking away a lot of aches and pains.
This way, if you can’t find God, he’ll find you!
This person wanted to break a record by making the large omelet in the world so she was put in a giant frying pan and also had large pieces of bacon strapped to her feed before adding 7,200 eggs! I hope she didn’t cook up with it all.
Kids do all sorts of crazy things to entertain themselves but this one looks pretty sketchy.
This is an automaton Euphonia and it was capable of imitating your speech! Pretty creepy.
According to these ads, smoking will help you to be a better mom!
An early car seat for a small child. Pretty impressive!
This was done for the New York World’s Fair and it looks pretty technical for the time.
Well, most parents do this with their child at some point and it looks like a lot of fun for this child. However, we know that this babysitter probably wasn’t having a great time with all of this. . .
There was a time when being an avid music lover was a huge commitment because one would have to hang out next to their record player all day with a pile of titles to flip through in order to keep an even flow of music pumping into their life. So, out of all of these records that I have come across recently, these were the ones that stood out to me as being an odd combination of titles on one record!
Well, this is not the best way to ask a woman to dance! Besides, Bobby should be so lucky to have a curvy woman to hold onto during a dance.
You have to wonder why he was so convinced in the first place. . . Or else, he just gave up too easily! On one side, he’s pretty happy about his situation and on the other side, he’s just sad
I found it ironic that on one side of this record, it’s giving me some sage advice but when you flip it over, you have to wonder who’s giving this sort of advice!
Nobody understands that he just doesn’t want to be hurt anymore. . .
Well, this doesn’t sound like a very good pick up line from the King of Rock n’ Roll!
This is the story that many women have told themselves in their lives concerning at least one man that they should have never been involved with. . .
Yeah, any girl knows that loving a man too much will only end in her being alone. . . So, keep your feelings to yourself and don’t ever let him know!
It’s true, a lot of people have negative feelings about marriage but it sounds like this one should have never taken place to begin with because, in this case, the ‘Stoney End’ sounded pretty inevitable!
This one sounds like a man who’s reminiscing about a woman he once had the pleasure of knowing!
Well, Bobby is pretty much warning anyone who gets close that he’s gonna break your heart but the other side tells us that it’s going to be hard to let him go!
Well, I’m guessing that the love wasn’t real and the fact that she never showed up on your wedding day proves this.
Jimmie is trying to send a message to Anita who may still be thinking that there’s hope in this relationship. Get the hint lady!
These might just be the best break up words that I have ever heard!
Elvis sounded like he was a pretty tormented man. . . nobody listened.
A pretty big one!
Yeah, these are the guys you have to look out for. . . they act like you’re perfect “Just The Way You Are” but as time goes on. . . you can’t do anything right for him!
In this case, the anticipation of the kiss was way better than the actual kiss. . .
Yeah, this is how we all speak to our digestive parts after we eat these.
Then he surfed one last time. . . into the ocean blue.
This dude is super positive about romance and love!
Advice for young men who live recklessly!
So, he went out to have a good time but when he fooled around, he fell in love!
I don’t know. . . I’ve been fooled by this gimmick before!
So, there you have it! I will continue to add more as I come across them. Thanks for reading!
Well, we haven’t seen these posters in a while! These, in particular, are the remains of a “man cave” that were evidently taken down when the wife decided that enough was enough! Reluctantly, he let them all go for one price at a yard sale! That was how I got my hands on a ton of posters that will probably never be seen again. I’ve searched the internet and found only a few of these hot babes (who apparently enjoyed being in a bikini while operating their industrial strength power tools and equipment…) which makes this the largest collection that you will find, in one place, online.
Even so, there’s no real preservation going on with these posters as they were all well worn with holes due to being placed and replaced on the walls of one man’s garage over the course of 30 years. So, the best that I could do was photograph them and preserve them here on PrintFromVintage.com.
Many of these posters were double sided and one of them even has a signature from the Tool Girl featured on the white bikini poster. Apparently, these women were chosen to be the official (sexy) representatives (models) for these companies and were often present at trade shows, signing their posters for the men who used these tools. Obviously, these women were far from inclined to use any of these tools themselves and when you take a look at some of these posters, you will see how ridiculous they look posing with some of them. Also, there’s nothing about these posters which indicates the quality of the tool but for whatever reason, that did not matter. These days, people are less likely to be swayed into purchasing these tools based on these posters alone but don’t forget that they doubled as calendars so that they served a purpose on the walls of any man’s garage or shop for an entire year! Now, let’s start with some of these posters from the 80s:
We all recognize this decade from the hair alone but when combined with the high cut bathing suit, it’s a classic 80s girl look!
That’s a big drill for such a little lady!
No date on this poster but when combined with the rest, my guess is early 80s and that’s because of the 70s vibe that it still has.
She was a model and fitness queen who obviously got this gig as a Makita girl!
She wears this drill on her imaginary holster.
They must have had some training on how to hold these power tools.
That looks like a pretty uncomfortable seat but she does look pretty in pink!
This would be the place in which a generator would come in handy.
A beautiful setting for a beautiful lady!
Out of all the hotties in these posters, this lady is the prettiest and it’s not just based on how she’s holding the drill. . .
A lot of these posters show plenty wear from being pinned up and relocated several times.
She’s climbing this short ladder to success as a power tool girl!
Her last name was ripped off the bottom of this poster. She signed it: Sophia
Her ability to model and prepare to power screw at the same time is amazing!
She’s sanding down this vintage, blue chair to paint it pink!
She looks more like Pocahontas and apparently, she doesn’t even need a power tool to be the poster girl for Makita Power Tools!
Another pretty lady holding a big drill!
This woman did a lot of modeling for this company!
Barefoot and ready to drill out massive rocks that stand in her way!
She looks cute in yellow and the yellow butterfly in her hair is a nice touch.
Cordless would be the way to go when you’re working in your hot pink bikini trimmed with yellow. No date on this poster but I’m willing to bet that it’s from the 80s.
We can hardly believe that she’s standing standing on iron in high heels. No Ironworker is capable of doing this!
Just another sexy day around the home, fixing up whatever needs to be done! No time to button the shirt. . .there’s lots of stapling and drilling to do!
This California Car Duster Company spared no expense when it was time to advertise for their product.
The waterfall and yellow bikini are essential selling tools for this product.
This is a big job and all it takes is this little sprayer to do it.
It’s clear that she is getting down to business.
Just fixing up some things before going on a night out!
Going to work now!
“Oops! Did I forget to put a shirt on under my overalls?” Don’t worry about it pretty little lady, just keep working hard!
She loves to sand the floor!
This would have been my bathing suit of choice in those days. . . very sporty!
Even after all of these years, this picture is still very appealing.
The 90s are starting to be a letdown. . .
The perfect outfit for the job. . . Love the jean skirt!
Oh my! There’s just too much here that needs to stay in the past! Not a fan of the jeans in this photo. I also don’t like the hair or the face on this woman! Even the jacket is pretty bad except for some side boob. . .
Don’t forget to take a break (eat an apple) and check out some more, vintage images here at PrintFromVintage.com! Thanks for reading! Please share this article to those who will appreciate it.
We call it a meme but of course there was no such thing back then. Just check out the use of the word “flashlight” to signify a photograph in this comic from 1921!
Therefore, when we use the word “meme” today, we are talking about a phrase that was first coined by a fellow named Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book ‘The Selfish Gene’ in which he stated that a memes were “ideas that spread from brain to brain.” However, during these modern times, the Oxford English Dictionary defines memes as images, videos or text that are passed among internet users with apparent variations.
Therefore, a single image cannot be a meme. Only one that is copied and spread (or shared) with variations to the original image. In that way, they become a part of a creative collective that others get to enjoy either by relating to the meme or else, re-creating it with different variations. For example:
— ✨Your MUSE✨ (@badgirlfriend9) April 15, 2018
Therefore, one of these old comics, alone, is not a meme but when more than one is being printed in this same style, over and over again, it starts to take on the characterizes of a meme (in its earliest form) by using two panels and captions to create a contrast between expectation and reality. Here’s another example of a meme that came out in the early 1920’s in the Wisconsin Octopus:
As you can see, the set-up is the same. A two panel contrast between expectation and reality is made with words to describe each panel. In this way, we can see that the creators of these comics were way ahead of their time!