A few weeks back I was noting the volumes of Omni Magazine. Omni Magazine was a publication about Science, Technology, Science Fiction, the Mind, Computer, UFO’s, Robotics, and beyond. It first began printing in 1978. The covers were captivating. On one, you might find a jockey riding a horse that has a one-hundred dollar bill printed on it: As you can see, this cover is from the May 1989...
Having recently come across many of the Inland Printer volumes here at Prelinger Library, one volume’s images and ads piqued my curiosities. In Volume 85 from 1930, the selected images are rich in color and content. According to the back page of each issue, Inland Printer professed itself as “The Leading Business and Technology Journal of the World in Printing and Allied...
After a few months hiatus, a periodical has flown its way into this blog. It’s Uranium Magazine, these scans are from the fifth and sixth volume of 1958 through 1959. Uranium Magazine was published out of Denver during the era of uranium mining. The pie chart below highlights the states where uranium was most commonly extracted from. And the scans below of an issue focusing on...
Done delightfully in shifty text, by artist Silvia Kolbowski, was a re-presentation of a Dylan tune, ’Ballad of a Thin Man’. Excerpt below: from the Winter 2008 run of October journal
from Radio Broadcast, edition below
Horace Silver, text by Martin Williams
New England born Horace Silver, featured in October 1966’s run of “Jazz Journal”: an excerpt, written by Martin Williams. Horace!
an article about George Romney’s bid for president from the May-June 1967 print of Fact Magazine. The first few paragraphs of the article are re-presented below. The author is Warren Boroson and the artist of the illustration’s name is forthcoming. One of the most interesting things I thought about this article was how it was so uncannily similar to what’s happening...
from January, 1949.
“Made of Lustron, these plastic candlelamp shades are molded by the Rogers Plastic Corp., North Wilbraham, Mass. They emit two-tone lighting effects and may be cleaned with a damp cloth.”
Behind the 8 Ball
from the January, 1949 publication
… from The National Builder, v. 67, Jan.-Oct. 1924. Couldn’t find the author, I’m sorry to say. “”
Spring 3100’s v. 21, 1950 publication included an article outlining the techniques of fingerprint idenification, or dactyloscopy: “(Spring 3100 acknowledges the assistance of Captain Joseph Cashman, Commanding fifer of the Bureau of Criminal Identification; and Detectives Charles Schultz and Harry Labusohr, in the preparation of this article.)”
Shadow Pictures and Old Keys
try ‘em with a flashlight next time power goes out: excerpt from The Cottage Hearth, v. 17, 1890
Rock ‘n’ Roll Shoulder An article from October 25th, late 50’s run of Whisper magazine warning against the physical and cultural detriments of ‘Elvis Presley-ing”: I’m sorry to say I couldn’t find the author’s name for this article. But he did interview Dr. George Cheatham, Jr. of Lexington, KY who explained: Cosa guardate la dietro?
This is the front page of volume 7, 1918’s “Aerial Age Weekly” This number also included some drawings of a “Hannover bi-plane” and a poem to follow, written by Minna Irving, 1918. Stanza 2:
rode into the 20th century Good Roads, a periodical that started in 1893 and ran into the early 1900’s, started out with an essay by Isaac B Potter. The conclusion sentence ran: The periodical was about roads. Dirt roads, muddy roads, gravel roads, and everything that went across them.
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