CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is OneLetterWords.com.
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January 16, 2019 (permalink)

The bass are big.  Date unknown.  Via UpNorth Memories.
#vintage illustration #art #big fish #canada #fish #giant fish #vintage postcard
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January 15, 2019 (permalink)

If we post only one conventional photo this year, why not of our favorite type of cat and catnap?  From College of William and Mary's 1973 yearbook.
#cat #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #sleeping #tabby #catnap
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January 14, 2019 (permalink)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click twice to raise the budget for the amateur dramatists. From Le Journal Amusant, 1893.

From Le Journal Amusant, 1893.
#vintage illustration #art #theatre #costume #gif
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January 13, 2019 (permalink)

This photograph may be used to initiate time travel.  From Taylor University's Ilium yearbook of 1976.
#vintage photo #perspective #hallway
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January 11, 2019 (permalink)

This photograph may be used to facilitate time travel. From the Wisconsin yearbook of 1973.
#snow #winter #vintage yearbook #night photography #clock tower
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INSTRUCTIONS: Click three times to adjust the painting. From Le Journal Amusant, 1894.

From Le Journal Amusant, 1894
#vintage illustration #art #painter #gif
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January 8, 2019 (permalink)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click twice to grow his hair. From Le Journal Amusant, 1903.

From Le Journal Amusant, 1903
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January 7, 2019 (permalink)

This photograph may be used to facilitate time travel. From the Wisconsin yearbook of 1973.
#vintage photo #snow #winter #vintage yearbook #night photography
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January 6, 2019 (permalink)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click to examine the upper painting. From L'Album Comique de la Famille, 1905.

Giraffe art critic from L'Album Comique de la Famille, 1905
#vintage illustration #art #animated gif #long neck #art museum
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January 5, 2019 (permalink)

This photograph may be used to find a lost love via astral projection.  From the 1921 Southwestern yearbook. 
#vintage photo #perspective #lovers' lane
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January 4, 2019 (permalink)

This photograph may be used to facilitate time travel. From the Illinois State yearbook of 1978.
#moon #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #night photography #night
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December 31, 2018 (permalink)

A lone streetlight holding forth against the darkness, in the University of Toronto'a 1948 yearbook.
#vintage photo #night photography #streetlight #light in darkness
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December 28, 2018 (permalink)

From Lustige Blätter, 1903.
#vintage illustration #giant #art #vintage photo #tiny man #trick photography #black and white photography
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December 24, 2018 (permalink)

This photograph may be a tool for traveling back to a past Christmas.  From Southwestern's 1968 yearbook.
#christmas tree #christmas #vintage photo #christmas past #black and white photography #window
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December 21, 2018 (permalink)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click to turn the lady around. From The Judge, 1912.

From The Judge, 1912
#vintage illustration #art #animated gif #back to front
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INSTRUCTIONS: Click to open the valve. From Le Journal Amusant, 1911.

From Le Journal Amusant, 1911
#vintage illustration #art #animated gif #all wet
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A distorted self-portrait from Lustige Blätter, 1903.
#vintage illustration #art #vintage photo #distortion #black and white photography #self-portrait
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This photograph may be used to access the fruit of knowledge within the etheric field. La Salle's yearbook of 1977.
#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #candle #fruit of knowledge
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December 19, 2018 (permalink)

Reblog if playbills should be carved in stone once again.  From The American University's 1990 yearbook.
#shakespeare #vintage yearbook #midsummer's night dream #carving
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December 18, 2018 (permalink)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click to reveal what's in her purse. From Krokodil, 1956.

From Krokodil, 1956
#vintage illustration #art #animated gif #head in the clouds #ten feet off the ground #jumping for joy
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