Category: 1960s

Galaxy Magazine is now on the Internet Archive:


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 slide



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).

Vintage portable typewriter in vinyl case, early 1960s.


Yeah, I’m a gamer.

Gaming it oldskool tonight.

Bridge For One (1967) / Password (1962)
Tripoley (1937: 1969 edition) / Aggravation (1962)

Corningware ‘Friendship’ and ‘Cornflower’ patterns.

Comic books seen at a rummage sale, nothing by Marvel or DC here.

The Beagle Boys are thieves who are about as competent as The Hamburgler that are always trying to steal from Uncle Scrooge, created in 1951.

Richie Rich was Harvey Comics’ second cash cow. Casper was the first.

Archie Comics have been around since 1941 and you can still find two of their their many magazines at the supermarket checkstand at any given time. The question someone asked me is, “okay, but who is buying them?”

Here’s a collection of Harvey Comics characters, some of which you might not remember for not being Richie Rich or Casper. Shown on the cover are Herman & Katnip, Baby Huey, Casper The Friendly Ghost, and Little Audrey, with references down the left to Casper’s friends Spooky The Tuff Little Ghost and Wendy The Good Little Witch. (What, no cover appearance by Hot Stuff The Little Devil, Little Dot, or Little Lotta? I’m okay with no Sad Sack and I get it why Buzzy The Racist Stereotype Crow We Don’t Talk About wasn’t here even though he was definitely on the TV show in eight episodes.)

Classics Illustrated was a 1941-1971 series of comic books which used classic literature as their stories, and the joke was that if you didn’t take the time and effort to read the book before the test in English class, you could hunt up the comic book. In this issue, #21, we have three lesser-known but classic stories, all mysteries: Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of the Four″, Guy de Maupassant’s “The Flayed Hand”, and Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders In The Rue Morgue.”

Cave Kids was a comic book series Flintstones’ creator Hanna-Barbera ran from 1963 to 1967 for 16 issues, and Space Kidettes was a TV show in 1966-1967. I assume it’s no coincidence that the two sets of characters would be paired not just because of their youth but because at the same time as that cartoon ran, on TV there was a sitcom about cavemen meeting astronauts by the producers of Gilligan’s Island called It’s About Time.

Here, have some 8-tracks in a Smith-Victor media case.

Hotdog warming machine, used at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in the 1960s.