August 7, 2009

Abra Cadabra! It's a Magic!

At the Magic Gallery you can view magic posters and the magicians portraits from 1890 - 1930 when magic events were a popular entertainment. These posters go by the alphabet of the magician's name. There are also items related to magic and a trade gallery. I never realized there were so many back then. After all, when I think about magic the name Houdini is the only one that comes to mind. There are also photographs of the entertainers and a section for women magicians (under P-Z).

Magic Gallery

August 6, 2009

Flickr - pilllpat

pilllpat's sets are all in French. I could see that most of the sets were old French books for children, many are educational (I guess school books for geometric, alphabet, anatomy), others are coloring books and some magazines (tv and flims). But some of the sets weren't too obvious to me. It appears that some are data books and booklets like catalog, brochures, instructions, and Indian safety matches (they actually look like stamps to me), etc. There are also ephemera sets. The last several sets are of various photographs topics.

Flickr - pilllpat's Sets

August 5, 2009

Flickr - juffrouwjo

juffrouwjo who is a historical consultant from Amsterdam (check his profile). has tons of sets of photographs. They were mostly taken in the Netherlands and Germany during the WWII. There are also sets old albums, documentations and such. I can't list them all. The sets I liked the most were "when smoking wasn't evil, advertisement from a tobacco friendlier time", "music sheet collection", "Old Post" and "Nostalgic Photography with a 1930's camera".

Flickr - juffrouwjo

August 3, 2009

Flickr - millie motts sets

Millie Motts has many sets of vintage and old photographs, ephemera, plaid stamps, manuals, brochures, milk caps, books and tons of old magazines ads, some which I never heard of. It took me a long time to look at them and I haven't even finished yet. There are 208 sets (unless I'm mistaken). The sets are from the 1930's through 1960's. Some of the magazines are Collier's, American Girl, Family Circle, Arts Menagers, Vogue, Charm, Seventeen Magazines, Better Living, Simplicity, and McCall's.

Flickr Millie Motts