Sunday, December 27, 2015

new years eve M U S I C I A N S

Per Arnoldi art clarinet large
2016: Who better than musicians can take us into the
 new year? Well, just about everybody, but let's proceed
anyway with the musicians. Per Arnoldi art

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M U S I C I A N S
       
1884 printed textile, angels with horns
1884 printed textile
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
playing a 1914 carillon large color illustration
Cool daddy on the levers in 1914, you can tell he's feeling it.
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
1944 music themed rec-room large color illustration
Here's an authentic 1944 rec-room for musicians. This is the real deal,
the linoleum layout for junkie bass-players and singing prostitutes.
Please don't drag your chair-legs, it leaves a mark. Let's spin phonograph
recordings of symphony jive. Who's ready for fondue?
      
M U S I C I A N S
        
1824 street musician, large illustration, france
clickety-click-click  RAT-TATA-TAT-TAT
click-clickety-click-k  RAT-TAT-TATA-TAT
clicke-click-clickety
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
I WAS A MUSICIAN'S GIRL, comic book 1950s, reefer
I WAS A MUSICIAN'S GIRL, comic book 1950s
Two panels from the 1950s comic book story
"I WAS A MUSICIAN'S GIRL"
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
Cliff Roberts illustration large of a musician
What's to become of him when he's 60?
 Cliff Roberts illustration
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
Bernie Fuchs illustration, large
Bernie Fuchs illustration: Where's our waitress?
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
1960s Bill Campbell illustration, large color
1960s Bill Campbell illustration of a youth orchestra
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
Carlos Schwabe art
Carlos Schwabe art
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
Naiad & Walter Einsel illustration music
Naiad & Walter Einsel
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
Estelle Levine poster 1936 large
Estelle Levine poster design 1936
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
Heinrich Kley musician and critics large color
Heinrich Kley The musician and the critics
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
Cartoon by Aldo & Bobbo 1975 large
Cartoon by Aldo & Bobbo 1975
      
M U S I C I A N S
      

Robert Kresin illustration of marching band, large color
Robert Kresin illustration
      
M U S I C I A N S
       
G. Lagendyk cartoon of bagpiper, large
GL cartoon
      
M U S I C I A N S
    
Robert Crumb, singing in the bathtub, large

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

RETROFUTURE

retrofuture predictions
Past predictions of the future are called RETROFUTURE. 
They commonly showed a bright wonderful tomorrow,
and always in the style of the illustrator's times.
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1638 flying machine
a 1638 vision of the coming age of flight
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
         
1883 home telephonoscope
Three drawings and predictions by Albert Robida 1883:
 in the future every home will have a private cinema
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
Albert Robida 1883 La Vie Electrique
1883
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1883 home telephonoscope
1883: the telephonoscope
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1907 retrofuture city transit
1907 future public transit
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1914 Life Magazine's predictions for 1950
Life Magazine's 1914 prediction of how 1950 will look.
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
The Toastalator by Brooks Stevens 1930s
A 1930s toaster design by Brooks Stevens called the "Toastalator"
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1944 retrofuture lawn mower, an illustration
a 1944 future lawn mower     image originally found HERE
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
a 1945 retrofuture sidewalk color illustration 1945 plastics would likely yellow and crack in the sun, smelling strongly of chemicals.
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1953 predicts 1973
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
Dan Decarlo Jetta comic book
Dan Decarlo
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1950s retrofuture transit
Those 1950s people in that blue car are screaming.  The two men
and their wives sound like four women.  They are drowned out by
THE PASSING THUNDER!!!
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
          
1956 retrofuture fishery factory
1956 predicts 1958
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1958 retrofuture classroom
1958: future classrooms will use networked computers
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
Tomorrows pens in 1959
 1959 Parker Pen experiment
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1960s retrofuture supermarket photo
a future supermarket
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1964 retrofuture home interior
1964 predicts that the future will be unchanged except for modular tubing
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
1968 modern red home
1968
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
retrofuture bathroom photograph
 1960s shag carpeting would be wet and dirty . . . unless you're into that
   
R E T R O F U T U R E
       
Uhura's purple Enterprise quarters 1967
Lieutenant Uhura's quarters from 1960s Star Trek
       
           
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Sunday, December 6, 2015

The 1876 Worlds Fair . . .

image of Centennial Exhibition of 1876 ticket
The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 in Philadelphia 
The TICKET PRICE then was 50 cents, or $22.22 in 2015 money.
     
1876 World's Fair
      
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 entrance gates
There were 106 public entrance gates, and 17 wagon gates for supplies.
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1876 World's Fair
        
image Centennial Exhibition of 1876 Main Building
The main building (careful, you almost stepped in thatwas the
largest building in the world at the time. There were actually five
main buildings plus many pavilions.
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 orchestra
An orchestra gets down TO it . . .
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 indoor trees
A tree with sunshine THROUGH it . . .
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 pump exhibit
His vulgar joke on their first date BLEW it
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 Great Corliss Engine
The Great Corliss Engine powered everything in the main building.
                
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 glass wares
"H.C. Fox & Sons druggists' and perfumers' glass wares" may sound
boring, but consider the huge glass and hardwood cabinet with
hundreds of different colored bottles and labels. Notice the
window-reflection of a masher staring at your bustle, and then
keep walking until you come to . . .
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876  model cathedral
A miniature gothic configuration, and behind him a model of a cathedral
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 chemist display
A chemist's display, with everything safely beyond the reach of a grabby public
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 hydraulic basin
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 furniture display
A furniture-maker's display
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 windmill
A full-scale windmill, inside the Agricultural Hall
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 view
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 horticultural hall
The Horticultural Hall
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 Canada log house
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 zoo bear pits
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 pomological hall
The Pomological (fruit) Building. Those parasols were helpful,
as a serious heat-wave slowed attendance for a time (true).
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 monkey house
"We're touring the exhibits, but we came for the Monkey House."
      
1876 World's Fair
        
Centennial Exhibition of 1876 department of public comfort
Before we leave this Centennial Exhibition of 1876,
use the Department of Public Comfort.
        

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