Month: February 2014

Let’s Look At Some Vintage 1960s McDonald’s Advertisements

Let’s Look At Some Vintage 1960s McDonald’s Advertisements

Retrotisements
So I'm cruising through eBay looking for more vintage ads to share, and I happened upon a group of excellent ones from the early-to-mid 1960s. They're not flashy by any means, but they offer just a little slice of Mickey D's life from the Kennedy era and beyond. Most importantly, all of these black-and-white print ads feature vintage McDonald's branding and building designs as seen in my post detailing the history of some fast food logos, so it should come as no surprise that I had to share these. First up are four ads printed throughout 1961 in the Cincinnati Enquirer. All but one feature the classic mid-century arch building design, and we even get an appearance from Speedee! (Click on any ad to be taken to a full-size version on my Flickr page.) A free bagpipe band ...
Make Your Own 1950s Space Patrol Helmets!

Make Your Own 1950s Space Patrol Helmets!

TV & Radio
In the 1950s there were two genres that ruled the TV and radio airwaves -- space adventures and westerns. One of the most popular space-themed shows was Space Patrol, which aired on ABC from 1950 through 1955. Kids not only loved Space Patrol and the adventures of Commander-in-Chief Buzz Corry (Ed Kemmer) and his crew, they wanted to be like them too. And so we come to this charming little nugget from television's golden age, as Commander Corry tells kids how they can make their very own Desert Crash Helmet from household parts. Notice the part where he holds up a picture featuring an article in the August 1953 issue of Woman's Day that tells you which parts to use. That looks pretty nifty, huh? I bet you'd like to see what that looks like in color, right? Well here you go