My late father did a lot of travelling in the 1960s and 70s. It's fun looking through his old travel records, passports and visas.
Found this badboy across the street from my home. Like everything else, cars had more awesomeness in every detail in the olden days.
J.C. Higgins was a custom line of sporting goods produced for Sears Roebuck & Co. and it's Canadian counterpart, Simpsons. I found this badge on an abandoned bike frame in front of where I live. The frame is in pretty rough shape, but the badge is quite lovely, especially with the layers of dirt and wear. Only a good vintage logo wears its age so well.
Happy Canada Day!
One of my long-outstanding items on my to-do list is to scan and post some scans from my vintage map collection. While this task remains undone, I did just happen upon these vintage Ontario road maps here. Looks like someone had a start at a larger collection but gave up — perhaps road maps of Ontario is a rather limiting collection. Mostly Eaton's maps here, but I did think it was awesome that there was no fewer than two editions published on behalf of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
My definite favourite is the third one down (crossing US and Union Jack flags), and quite precious is the (defunct Canadian department store) Eaton's type lockup itself.
I love me a good vintage book cover. But I don't have me a lot of space to keep every book I find. So I take photos of the covers, post them, and then I move on.
Here I am featuring a few typewriting manuals from the days when typewriters were a thing. I love the modernist/Swiss sensibility of a lot of the ones I've seen. Here is what I found today, one featuring a really playful yet structured illustration. From what I recall (and I learned how to type on IBM electronic typewriters from the 1960s) typewriting class was never as cool as these covers make it look.