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Found 191 posts tagged ‘clock’


February 11, 2021 (permalink)

Here's some relative time from Swarthmore's 1926 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #clock #time bending #relativity
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January 7, 2021 (permalink)

Courtesy of La Biblioteca Universitaria de Sevilla.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #death #skull #art #time #skull and crossbones #clock face #time's up
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November 19, 2020 (permalink)

Here's a precursor to the Doomsday Clock.  From Der Guckkasten, 1915.
> read more from Precursors . . .
#vintage illustration #war #clock #mars #doomsday clock
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November 3, 2020 (permalink)

From Der Bildermann, 1916.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #7 a.m. #chicken #clock
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September 21, 2020 (permalink)

Apparently, what we had been mistaking for "lunch hour" was "women's hour" all along.  From Guilford's 1970 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #clock #women's hours
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September 11, 2020 (permalink)

From The Judge, 1918.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #art #grandfather clock #hero #damsel in distress #villain #hot poker
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September 7, 2020 (permalink)

From Lustige Blätter, 1902.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #art #punch bowl #clock #clockface #fish clock
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August 23, 2020 (permalink)

From Le Charivari, 1878.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #alarm clock #rude awakening
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August 15, 2020 (permalink)

"The clock beckoned to John."  From Health Habits by S. Weir Newmayer and Edwin C. Broome.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #faces in things #grandfather clock
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From Krokodil, 1963.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #art #rabbit #bear #clocks
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June 29, 2020 (permalink)

From Guilford's 1960 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #darkness #vintage yearbook #night #clock tower
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June 6, 2020 (permalink)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click to shift time. From Union College's 1946 yearbook.

Shift time.  From Union College's 1946 yearbook.
> read more from Images Moving Through Time . . .
#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #clock #gif #time shift
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May 23, 2020 (permalink)

It's true that there are actually only two times -- "enough time" and "too late."  When clocks are adjusted for daylight savings, "too late" springs forward.  From Boston College's 1983 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#procrastination #vintage yearbook #clock #out of time #too late
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May 16, 2020 (permalink)

"Why did he go to this door one hour before dawn?  Was he asleep or awake?  Was he his own master or under another's will?"  These are questions we ask ourselves every morning.  From Moving Picture World, 1920.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #sleepwalking #clock #movie poster #vintage movie
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April 22, 2020 (permalink)

Times takes a shellacking.  From Barnard's 1955 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #clock #melting watch
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April 17, 2020 (permalink)

From Le Charivari, 1880.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #clock #hand
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April 15, 2020 (permalink)

If you think you're tired, here's what it took folks in 1905 to get out of bed.  From L'Impartial de l'Est, 1905.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #invention #alarm clock #contraption #tired #bed #waking up #trick bed #get out of bed #get up
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March 18, 2020 (permalink)

It looks like the reflected sign below the clocks says "colon room," and for our purposes that's auspicious, for the colon in a modern clock brings the digital realm to the analog one pictured.  Yes, this is a time travel device.  For vital instructions on how to use these sorts of photos for mystical ends, see How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
This time-bending photograph is from Lambuth's 1977 yearbook.  
> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#time travel #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #clock #time bending #multiple exposure
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March 16, 2020 (permalink)

From Duke's 1932 yearbook.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #architecture #vintage yearbook #starry night #night #clock tower #duke university
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March 7, 2020 (permalink)

"As we follow the sun -- so follow the seasons."  From Mansfield's 1950 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #time #vintage yearbook #clock #seasons
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