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An abandoned gas station and its public facilities.Near Thrall…

An abandoned gas station and its public facilities.

Near Thrall Road outside Ellensburg, WA.

Things you don’t see on new buildings: intricate letter…

Things you don’t see on new buildings: intricate letter logos.

Top: Sunset/Pacific Telephone & Telegraph (11th & Fawcett, 1901)
Bottom: Tacoma National Bank (10th & Pacific, 1920)

In the 1930s when Chichen Itza, which dates back to the 6th…

In the 1930s when Chichen Itza, which dates back to the 6th century, was being unearthed in the 1930s they discovered a pyramid inside of it. Researchers discovered a second pyramid inside last year via some high-tech tools, found below the first one, and indicates that near the center of the structure is a ramp and an altar.

Today’s funny: A postal clerk making a different kind of…

Today’s funny: A postal clerk making a different kind of delivery, 2010.

When CD-R media first came out, it wasn’t 700mb / 80 minutes,…

When CD-R media first came out, it wasn’t 700mb / 80 minutes, and the top recording speed was 2x to 4x.

yesterdaysprint: The Salina Daily Union, Kansas, November 13,…

yesterdaysprint:

The Salina Daily Union, Kansas, November 13, 1914

Because oil lamps, a tub and washboard, and an icebox are so primative.

Galaxy Magazine is now on the Internet Archive

Galaxy Magazine is now on the Internet Archive:

jagged-fragments:1960s-70s candy machine, still in use, at The…

jagged-fragments:

1960s-70s candy machine, still in use, at The Feed Store in Seattle.

Your great-grandmother was a hottie back in the day. Early 1960s…

Your great-grandmother was a hottie back in the day. Early 1960s slide

jagged-fragments: michaelallanleonard: November, 1961 What you…

jagged-fragments:

michaelallanleonard:

November, 1961

What you see is about as good/bad as it got. Stag magazines like this 1961 title from Parliament always skated the line because they lived in fear of obscenity charges into the mid-1970s. They would tell the grittiest stories without swearwords, and illustrate the sexiest sex stories with minimal nudity (all busts and not much below the waist, black bars across the eyes).