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, a “monk for the modern age” by George Parker, 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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Today — July 10, 2020

I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
Forget the unmentioned camels -- those O's are Ouija board planchettes.  From Not to Mention Camels.
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#planchette #camel
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Temporal Anomalies (permalink)
"Time cannot be bound by any means and remains unchanged as it is" (Oneness of the Being).  Photo courtesy of Anthony Jauneaud.
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#timepiece #temporal anomaly #broken clock
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Film Daily, 1934.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #money #vintage hollywood #boom
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Sundials (permalink)
From Ye Sundial Booke by T. Geoffrey Henslow, 1914.

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#vintage illustration #sundial #motto
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Miscellanies of Mr. Jonathan (permalink)

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

unearths some literary gems.

From Fall Over Cliff, by Josephine Bell:

***
The audience rustled and coughed, and looked about to see which of its members was the most anxious to ask Sir Arthur a question. But...the embarrassing fact became evident that no one had anything at all to say. The Friends of Health looked at one another during a silence that developed through suspense into a kind of terror.

***
The young man in the book seemed to have no pursuit in life but that of his own soul, and as this was obviously a very small and anaemic thing, it was not surprising that it constantly eluded him.

***
An idea that had just come to him began to unfold and expand itself like a large glittering balloon. It billowed and sank, rose again and tightened, until, reaching its full magnificence, it took to the air and sailed up and away, with David hanging on to it, breathless but triumphant.
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
"What's all this, then?"  A headline from Medium II newspaper (Mississauga), 1978.
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#vintage headline #perplexed #what's going on
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1958.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #newspaper #traffic light
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Eastern Kentucky's 1932 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #heart
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Fliegende Blätter, 1924.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #mad scientist #faces in things
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Salem College's 1979 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #umbrella #vintage yearbook #door
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1926.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #vacuum
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"Somewhere in the darkest night."  From Olivet Nazarene's 1974 yearbook.

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

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#darkness #vintage yearbook #night #vintage headline
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The cats rode geese.  From Dame Wiggins of Lee and Her Seven Wonderful Cats, Written Principally By a Lady of Ninety, 1923.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #cats #geese
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
"How to keep sane when carrying a suitcase."  From The Link, 1970.
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#vintage headline #sanity #suitcase
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Anderson's 1929 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #vintage yearbook #rabbit
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Robin Redbreast's cherry pie.  From Sandman Twilight Stories by Abbie Phillips Walker and illustrated by Rhoda C. Chase, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #fairy tale #anthropomorphism #bird #robin #sick bird
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Memories of college.  From Presbyterian College's 1998 yearbook.

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

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#mask #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #hallowe'en #hooded figure
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Cine-Mundial, 1931.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #dancing bugs #insect people #bug people #dancing insects
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Grelot, 1871.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #death #skeleton #horror
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Yesterday — July 9, 2020

I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
Finally, a headline we can believe.  "What next?  Nobody knows."  From The Gateway, 1975.
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#the future #vintage headline #nobody knows #what next
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
Those still wondering which came first, the chicken or the egg, aren't reading the right books.
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#vintage illustration #vintage book #chicken #egg #poultry
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
On the likelihood of cats signalling and directing alien craft.  Via UFO Newsclipping Service, 1990.
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#ufo #cat
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Eric's Book of Beasts, illustrated by Shimada Sekko, 1912.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #crocodile #dancing animal
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Roly-Poly Book by Laura Rountree Smith, 1923.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #faces in things #egg people
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
A detail from The Man in the Moon by Margaret G. Otto and illustrated by Paul Galdone.
[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 #owl
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1903.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #dragon #dragon slayer
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Forgotten Wisdom (permalink)
From Prof. Oddfellow's sketchbook.  [Thanks to Jonathan Caws-Elwitt for inspiring this one.  The hyphenated luminaries are, of course, in his honor.]

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#constellation #zoology #astrology #zodiac #written in the stars
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1907.
[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 #political cartoon #eagle #crying animal #national animal #crying bird
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"Put some SOUL into it girls!!!!!  Goodness gracious!!!"  From Salem's 1918 yearbook.

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

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #choral director #choir director #musical director
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Beacon Third Reader by James Hiram Fassett and illustrated by Charles Copeland, 1914.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #giant #fairy tale #jack and the beanstalk
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The Right Word (permalink)
Two pronunciations of "row."  From Kansas State's 1907 yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #owl #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Link, 1955.
[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 #horror #war dead #soldier
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From the University of Omaha's 1919 yearbook.

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

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #cat #vintage yearbook #animal rights #animal cruelty #tested on animals #pre-med #animal experimentation
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Restoring the Lost Sense (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.]
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#vintage illustration #umbrella #rat
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
This is the cheapest table centerpiece we've ever seen.  From Tulane's 1961 yearbook.

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

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#vintage yearbook #decorations
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Sochineniia N.G. Shebueva, 1906.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #the people could fly
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Only Funny If ... (permalink)
Show us a yearbook without a skeleton smoking a cigarette, and we'll tell you that's a rare one.  But it's never funny.  What would be better is a skeleton wearing Groucho glasses, holding a permanent marker like a cigar.  (Groucho glasses are not inherently funny -- they require a fake cigar.)  From Lees-McRae's 1969 yearbook.
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#skeleton #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
It's rare to see the grim reaper bowling.  From Woroni, 1987.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #grim reaper #scythe #bowling
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July 8, 2020

Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Easily the best mop wig / mop beard / mop vest ensemble we've encountered.  A tip of the bucket to this gentleman.  From Black Hawk East's 1971 yearbook.

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

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage yearbook #wig #1970s #vintage man #mop hair #mop wig
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
This could be us.  From Peace College's 1976 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #hand #foot
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
Charles Fort established that astronomers get paid to hallucinate.  This article, about a non-existent comet that got named anyway, is further proof.  From UFO Newsclipping Service, 1983.
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#comet #astronomy #big science
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From La Lámpara Maravillosa, Ejercicios Espiritualis by Ramón Valle-Inclán, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #devil #occult #horned one
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Don't be jealous!"  From The Film Daily, 1926.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #vintage ad #keyhole #jealousy #voyeur
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1958.
[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 #musical notes #rifle
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Flora Macdonald's 1923 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #polar bear #vintage yearbook #block of ice
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Krokodil, 1956.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #money #horse #barrel #bandit #eating money
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1907.
[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 #castle #faces in things #top hat
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"Man or beast?"  From Eastern Nazarene's 1956 yearbook.

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

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #costume #cow costume
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Strange Stories, 1940.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #demon #big mouth #monster
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
Memories of college.  Our custom Uncanny Detector app verified that the figure in the foreground is a ghost.  From Ole Miss's 1971 yearbook.
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#ghost #spooky #full moon #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #night photography #night
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From L'Eclipse, 1870.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #eagle #hybrid #rooster headed
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Reblog if you go to lengths to be left alone.  From Brevard's 1940 yearbook.

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

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#skeleton #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #leave me alone #no trespassing #privacy please
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1915.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #sphinx #egypt
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
INSTRUCTIONS: Click to remove the sunglasses. From Duke's 1984 yearbook.

From Duke's 1984 yearbook
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#vintage photo #vintage fashion #vintage yearbook #sunglasses #vintage man #gif #1980s
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Régiment, 1914.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #spirits #alcohol #bottled ghost
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
I like birds just fine, but I do not need them to lecture me about my attitude on life.  From Swarthmore's 1974 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #talking bird #vintage yearbook #bird
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Uncharted Territories (permalink)
"In the map your heart is taking the curves.  Sometimes you miss one in the borderlands.  Sometimes you get there with the help of the saints."  From Mothers News, 2013.
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#blank map #weird map
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July 7, 2020

This May Surprise You (permalink)
True story, though seemingly unbelievable: we were regularly served deities at a local restaurant, until something ruined it.  The manager moonlit as an erotica author, but that's neither here nor there.  We developed a good business relationship with her, always asking for a table in her section (she occasionally served tables in addition to her managerial duties) and tipping generously.  One day, instead of ordering any particular dishes, we asked her to surprise us.  She brought us an amazing platter that wasn't on the menu.  Though quite exotic, we recognized at once what was being served to us: deities.  Our marvel and delight couldn't be disguised, and the manager knew she had us hooked.  Though the price of the special platter was as high as the most premium dishes the restaurant served, we paid it unblinkingly and, in fact, redoubled our visitations.  One fateful day, however, the restaurant owner saw her preparing our special platter and asked what she was doing.  He asked why she was serving us deities when other patrons were limited by the menu.  He was appalled that she gave special treatment, that she didn't serve all patrons equally.  Ashen-faced, she approached our table to reveal that she could no longer serve us deities.  We were mortally offended by the owner's attitude and by the manager's handling of the situation.  We'd never asked to be served off the menu, much less to be served deities.  But once that pattern had been established, we obviously couldn't go back.  We made clear our attitude toward the owner's philosophy, we mentioned how much we'd in fact been paying for the "special treatment" (petty, but one slips sometimes), and we stormed out, never to return.  The thing is: once one has partaken of the heavenly gift, once one has tasted the powers of the age to come, one realizes that we are all unworthy to wolf down the most holy and efficacious of sacraments. 
Illustration from The Eating of the Gods by Jan Kott, 1974.
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#mask #deity
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
It's been said that college is about meeting people you will befriend for life.  From Park College's 1970 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#witch #vintage photo #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The Dogs and the Fleas was written by a dog named Frederic Scrimshaw in 1893.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #dog #vintage book
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Though the clown of hearts likes it, the jester seems unsure that the spelling of "jokes" is funny.  "Joshes, joaks, & jyngles."  From Kansas State's 1907 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #jester #clown #vintage yearbook #marotte
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Miss Wiseguy."  From The Link, 1949.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #wiseguy
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
We were initially puzzled as to why these photos were chosen to represent a particular student.  A supremacist cat, an undead or ghost bride, and an ocean scene.  Do you see the connection?  A bit of context helps (or does it?) -- this is a medical college's yearbook, and the student is a doctor.  The cat has a white coat, the bride has a white dress, the ocean has whitecaps.  Lest we offend the nobility of medical science with a bit of psychology, there's a fetishization of the clinical white coat at play here.  But no picture of a white duck?  Of course not -- that might suggest a "quack."
From Bowman Gray's 1996 yearbook.

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

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#vintage yearbook #white
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1958.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #cat #dog #mouse
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
The text here says that majoring in philosophy creates mystic thinkers but seldom leads to employment.  From the University of North Carolina at Asheville's 1977 yearbook.

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

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#vintage yearbook #philosophy #1970s #philosopher
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by John R. Neill, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #automaton #oz #tin man
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
When a lens flare is the best part of your photo, you're doing well.  From Swarthmore's 1974 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #lens flare #glowing forest
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
Not merely green cheese -- the moon is also made of baloney.  Via UFO Newsclipping Service, 1996.
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#moon #vintage headline #baloney #green cheese
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
As wearers of genuine mop wigs, we confirm the authenticity of this photo.  From the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's 1976 yearbook.

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

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #1970s #mop hair #mop wig
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Disturbing yet fascinating."  From Unknown, 1940.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #occult #uncanny #disturbing
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Sundials (permalink)
From The Book of Old Sundials and their Mottoes by Launcelot Cross, 1922.
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#sundial #motto
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Reblog to bring back the see-thru hoop skirt.  (Though, frankly, I don't think "raising awareness" on this issue is going to make any difference.)  From Peace College's 1976 yearbook.

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

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#vintage fashion #vintage yearbook #hoop skirt #vintage woman #see-thru
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Temporal Anomalies (permalink)
We encountered a temporal anomaly in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.  At 4 p.m., it was simulaneously 1:25 and 10:31.  We passed this anomaly on our way to visit a family member at a neurological rehabilitation clinic, and in the hallway outside his room was a framed painting (eerie! bizarre!) featuring an obscured element.  Could the obscured element be a gold pocket watch, in the tradition of Salvador Dalí's famous melting timepiece hanging off a branch in "Persistence of Memory"?  If so, we'll credit this painting for triggering temporal anomalies in the area.  By the way, we overheard a physical therapist saying that she had to time a patient's treatment according to her stopwatch because none of the clocks on the floor were in agreement.
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#temporal anomaly
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Miscellanies of Mr. Jonathan (permalink)

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

unearths some literary gems.

From A Virgin on the Rocks, by Michael Butterworth:

***
The man allowed his monocle to fall, more or less of its own accord, to the full extent of its ribbon, where it swung, pendulum-wise, at the end of its moiré ribbon, till the law of Newton and gravity took over.

***
"What I possess...is the characteristic of the Complete Artist: I will do anything for money."

***
[This pedestrian passage presented my mind's eye with a fanciful--and much improved, imho--image, until I realized that "rowing" here meant quarreling, and not oaring. I'd been imagining one of those romantic boating picnics taken to the next level!]

Sanson and his wife were still rowing, as they had been continually since halfway through the expensive dinner that had been her birthday treat.

***
"With that kind of dough, he can pull up the drawbridge, lower the portcullis, shut himself in his ivory tower and cock a snook at the world. Or...he could buy himself a paradise island in the South Seas and cock his snook from there."
***
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
The tree in the background appears to have a spirit double to its right, and because of that weirdness only epopts should consider using this photograph to initiate astral or time travel.  From Colorado State's 1969 yearbook.
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#vintage yearbook #night photography
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
If you already suspected this, you were right: "Weirdness is not conserved, in fact there is an infinite amount of weirdness in the universe. Without careful attention, most electronic circuits will amplify, or even create weirdness."  From Toike Oike, Dec. 1990.

[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.]
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#weirdness #electricity #weird news #electronics
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July 6, 2020

The Right Word (permalink)
"Hullawhaloopity" is a Googlewhack to this day.  From The Gateway, 1975.
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#googlewhack
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Unicorns (permalink)
Dark Shadows makes no mention of unicorns between episodes 1 and 798.
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#unicorn #dark shadows
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Staring at the Sun (permalink)
The caption to this photo said, "A rainbow is something that happens between sunrise and sunset."  That is incorrect.  They forgot to remember the night rainbow.  From Clarion's 1974 yearbook.
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#sun #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #lens flare #glowing forest
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Few ever bother to ask how anyone knew for certain that the mouse ran up the clock in the old nursery rhyme.  It turns out that there were three witnesses.  From Mother Goose Secrets by Barbara Webb Bourjaily, 1925.
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#vintage illustration #grandfather clock #mouse #nursery rhyme #hickory dickory dock
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
It used to be easier to find fruity shoes.  From The Martlet, 1972.
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#vintage illustration #vintage ad #pear #shoe #fruit
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
At first glance, we thought this was one of the flower people.  Now we're not sure.
"Just a gentle reminder."  From The Gateway, 1974.
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#vintage illustration
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"I can resist everything but Temptation."  From The Film Daily, 1946.
[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.]
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#vintage ad #temptation
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Colorado State's 1969 yearbook.

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

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage photo #polar bear #vintage yearbook #bear #1960s
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
This seems to be saying that if one is made invisible by light rays bent around oneself, one will not be able to see anything beyond oneself.  From Wonder Stories Quarterly, Sept. 1930.
[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 #vintage diagram #invisibility #bending light
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
Computers have changed so much since the 70s.  This modern dance performance of "Computers in Love" requires imagination to be understood, according to the caption in Lambuth 's 1971 yearbook.
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#anthropomorphism #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #faces in things #costumes #modern dance #computer costume
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Link, 1948.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #meat #hot dog
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1897.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #devil #satan #hell
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Memories of college.  From Washburn's 1916 yearbook.

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

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#animal headed #vintage yearbook #hybrid #costume
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1893.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #vintage fashion #pipe smoker #butterfly hat
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Judge, 1917.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #transformation #money bag #soldier #war money
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Temporal Anomalies (permalink)
This immaterial tower (from Wake Forest's 1984 yearbook) reminded us of a castle in the air we encountered via Google Maps' street views of Warwick, England.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #clock tower #castle in the air
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The Right Word (permalink)
Only if you can decode the name of this (defunct?) New Zealand band, check out their amazing shoegaze track "Burn One" [link goes to Bandcamp].
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#death #zombie #album cover
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
It's a simple practice -- if the outside windows don't offer a distorting mirror, do not enter.  From Swarthmore's 1974 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #window #door
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
"When the going gets tough, people tend to go strange."  Via UFO Newsclipping Service, 1991.
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#vintage headline #strange
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July 5, 2020

Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1919.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #devil
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Two jesters aren't necessarily twice as funny, but it's a trend in old yearbooks.  From Washington State's 1906 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #humor #jester #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Sandman Twilight Stories by Abbie Phillips Walker and illustrated by Rhoda C. Chase, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #fairy #fairy queen #lion
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
Is this some sort of Before & After pairing of photos?  Is the piano teacher searching for his pupil when in fact she's sitting right there in the grass, covering her ears in anticipation of her own sour notes?  And does she finally give in and attend her lesson with a dimly lit room?
From Rockford's 1971 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #pianist
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Puss in Boots, illustrated by Richard Heighway, 1895.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #castle
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
God is bread.  From The Link, 1967.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #hands of god #giant hands #bread
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
We actually tried this, holding a little dinosaur while not looking at upside down art, and it enriched the experience considerably.  From Millikin's 1959 yearbook.

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

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #blindfolded #art critic
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
"To know the Moon as few men may, one must be just a little fey; and for our friendship's sake I'm glad that I am just a trifle mad."  From The Complete Poems of Robert Service, 1945.
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#moon #poetry
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
There is a forest of glowing trees that can be navigated only via old yearbooks.  From Colorado State's 1969 yearbook.
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#vintage yearbook #night photography #glowing tree
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Separated at Birth? (permalink)
Our custom widget that checks for duplicated images suggested this unlikely pairing.  Click each image for its source.
56215 44128
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
We've been place like this, where every window looks out on a different reality.  From Swarthmore's 1974 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #window
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Sundials (permalink)
From Ye Sundial Booke by T. Geoffrey Henslow, 1914.

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#vintage illustration #sundial #motto
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Though perhaps not as popular as phonebooth stuffing, hollow tree stuffing offered a deeper sense of communion.  From Swarthmore's 1974 yearbook.

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

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #1970s #hollow tree
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1915.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #demon #hell
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Mary Washington's 1928 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #devil #vintage yearbook #boat
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Skomorokh, 1907.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #pan pipes #vintage magazine
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
At first glance, we thought he was holding an antlered barrette.  From Lenoir's 1913 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #cigar
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Claude Fayette Bragdon, "The Decadent Muse," in The Chap-Book (1896).  (Via TheFugitiveSaint.)
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #death #skeleton #halo #muse
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From UFO Newsclipping Service, 1986.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #outer space #celestial #starry night
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July 4, 2020

Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
A spear of asparagus dreams of being rich.  From Colorado College's 1970 yearbook.

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

> read more from Yearbook Weirdness . . .
#vintage illustration #money #anthropomorphism #vintage yearbook #asparagus
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Film Daily, 1926.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #stars #lion #golden lion
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"But wait, this can't be possible."  From UFO Newsclipping Service, 1980.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #ufo
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Princess White Flame by Gertrude Crownfield, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #fairy tale #dragon
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Dentists want to be feared.  From Baltimore College of Dentistry's 1967 yearbook.

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

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#vintage yearbook #tiny man #dentist #cavities #jackhammer
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Gopher Purge Fanzine #3, KMUW After Midnight, 1987.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #goldfish #blender
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
A tin-foil hat worn proudly, from the University of the South's 2002 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #costume #tin-foil hat
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Yesterday's Weather (permalink)
"The north wind doth blow, and we shall have snow."  From Nursery Rhymes, illustrated by Claud Lovat Fraser, 1922.
*Inspired by the world's only accurate meteorological report, "Yesterday's Weather," as seen on Check It Out.
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#vintage illustration #snow #north wind #windy
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From A Treasury of Plays for Children by Montrose Jonas Moses and illustrated by Tony Sarg, 1921.  See How to Believe in Your Elf.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #gnome #fairy tale #king #elves
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Duelling marottes are too, too rarely depicted.  From Rose Polytechnic's 1922 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #jester #vintage yearbook #marotte
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The Right Word (permalink)
"The moon's veil is both her luster and her shade."  From Manual and Diagrams to Accompany Metcalf's Grammars, 1901.
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#moon #sentence diagram
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
The blow dryer demon warns of life.  From Kansas State's 1981 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #demon #vintage yearbook #hair dryer #blow dryer
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Hilltop News, 1957.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #devil #skull #teacher #horned man
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Non-Circulating Books (permalink)
Non-circulating book.  See our artist’s statement here: https://www.oneletterwords.com/weblog/?c=NonCirculatingBooks.
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#non-circulating #library book
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Athanasius Kircher, 1653.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #pan #pan pipes #goat legged #Athanasius Kircher
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
His name "Overmoen" means "over the moor," but at first glance we thought he was "over the moon."  From the University of Nevada, Reno yearbook of 1985.

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

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#vintage yearbook #inverted #overmoen
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1926.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #dentist
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Taylor's 1929 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #rabbit
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
Same.  From Dark Shadows, episode 342.
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#supernatural #dark shadows
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July 3, 2020

I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
At least we can all believe in something -- asterisks.  From What We All Believe by Rugh Cranston, 1951.
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#asterisk #belief
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1896.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #dragon
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
The Great Wazoo.  From the University of Nevada, Reno yearbook of 1985.

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

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#wizard #vintage yearbook #wazoo
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Judge's Library, 1908.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #vintage fashion #men's fashion #scottish fashion
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1899.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #giant #fairy tale #giant lizard #chameleon
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"The Journalists."  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.]
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#vintage illustration #giant #cannibalism #tiny man #eaten alive
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
A single stroke of the pen.  From Washington State's 1906 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #pen and ink #portrait #vintage yearbook #single stroke
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Satirikon, 1908.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #skeleton #darkness
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's 1920 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #devil #hell #vintage yearbook #maledicta #expletives
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Kladderadatsch, 1939.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #horror
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Miscellanies of Mr. Jonathan (permalink)

Jonathan Caws-Elwitt

unearths some literary gems.

From Conduct of a Member, by Val Gielgud:

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Sir Giles found the greatest difficulty in believing his eyes. This was true to the extent that one of his contact-lenses burst from its socket and skittered by way of the opened Book on to the carpet.

[I see this passage as a sort of update of monocles and pincenez that jump out of place with astonishment; the book is from 1967. Interestingly, though, there is a different character in the story (see below) who actually wears a monocle.]

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"I didn't say a thing," complained Humphrey.
"Your face shouted, dear boy."

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Marmaduke Greville-Smith, the only actor in the Club...was popularly supposed to have been elected by mistake for someone else of the same name.

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The drawling voice which, together with his eyeglass, had earned him a quite false reputation for sophisticated mannery-of-the-world.
***
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Temporal Anomalies (permalink)
We're nearly three decades late with this news item about a temporal anomaly, but why not?  Via UFO Newsclipping Service, 1991.
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#temporal anomaly
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Reblog if you, too, are beguiled by formal portraits of rabbits.  From Chicago State's 1983 yearbook.

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

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #rabbit #harvey
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Mr. Crow was almost afraid to bring on the salad."  From The Hollow Tree Snowed-In Book by Albert Bigelow Paine and illustrated by J. M. Condé, 1910.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #crow #salad
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Memories -- the thrill of making your first clay homunculus, and then the anxiety of examination day, when the teacher handed out the pins and expected a miracle.  From Swarthmore's 1974 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #sculpture #clay
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
We trust you never flattered yourself that fairy tales were for you.  They're by fairies, for fairies.  (Granted, you may actually be a fairy.  In which case, never mind.)  From Little Nobody, 1875
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#fairy tale
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
“You resist / strangers until a stranger makes the old hungers / brutally wake.” —Frank Bidart, "Like," Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965–2016 
Photo from Swarthmore's 1974 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #fallen tree #1970s #vintage men #social distancing
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
In the 1970s, street artists wore high heels.  From The Martlet, 1972.
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#vintage illustration #vintage ad #shoe #street art #pencil #colored pencil
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Sundials (permalink)
From Ye Sundial Booke by T. Geoffrey Henslow, 1914.

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#vintage illustration #sundial #motto
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July 2, 2020

Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
Wikipedia claims that the fad of phonebooth stuffing was passé by the end of 1959, but here it is in 1989.  WTF, Wikipedia?  From Eastern Kentucky's 1989 yearbook.

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

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #phonebooth #telephone booth #phonebooth stuffing #fad
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
They don't write TV shows this way anymore.  Spoken to a severed hand that was stolen from the king of the gypsies: "Released by the guardians of the chains and blessed by the custodians of the twelve days."  The twelve days of Christmas?
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#dark shadows
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
The setting mapped on the endpapers is even divided into acres, as in "the Hundred Acre Wood," in this rather blatant "tribute" to Winnie the Pooh, two decades later.  We decoded the young reader's squiggle.  It says, "Christopher Robin did it first."  From Poo and the Baby Bunny Rabbit by Edwin Megargee, 1947.
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#vintage illustration #endpapers #old book #winnie the pooh
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
"Isn’t that what any artist wants —for art to have legs?" (Doug Hayko).  Photo fFrom the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville's 1963 yearbook.

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

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #art
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
"Tomorrow may be cancelled."  From The Martlet, 1972.
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#vintage headline #fearmongering
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Film Daily, 1942.
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#vintage ad #mystery #night #vintage hollywood #under the table
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Strange Dreams (permalink)
"Wake up!"  From Wid's Daily, 1919.
If you have a strange dream to share, send it along!
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#vintage illustration #lion
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"The fox returning from hunting."  From The Grotesque in Church Art by T. Tindall Wildridge, 1899.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #fox #hunter #church art
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"The fairy stood on the leaf of a lily and every crawfish was silent."  
Reblog if the crawfish are silent where you are right now.
From American Fairy Tales by Garrett Brown and illustrated by John Edward O'Keeffe, 1911.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #fairy #fairy tale #lily pond #crawfish
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Santa Clara's 1967 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #church #architecture #vintage yearbook #spanish mission #spanish architecture #spanish church
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Charivari, 1842.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #angel
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Eastern Kentucky's 1961 yearbook.

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

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1896.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #devil #specimen jar
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Lustige Blätter, 1919.
[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.]
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#anthropomorphism #animal headed
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #cherub #cupid #alcohol
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Even considering all we've seen, it's still disconcerting when the illustrations are aware of us.  From Plain Talk, Feb. 1, 1913.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration
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I Found a Penny Today, So Here's a Thought (permalink)
The entire audience is led by the hand into Fairyland at the end of "God Pan Forgotten."  From The Magic Sea Shell and Other Plays for Children by John Farrar, 1923.
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#fairy tale #fairyland
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Yesterday's Weather (permalink)
From Der Guckkasten, 1909.
*Inspired by the world's only accurate meteorological report, "Yesterday's Weather," as seen on Check It Out.
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#vintage illustration #rainy day #cape
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
This is what can happen if your dinner party does not feature an eye-catching centerpiece.  From Making Up with Mr. Dog by Albert Bigelow Paine and illustrated by J. M. Paine, 1901.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #animals #dinner party
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July 1, 2020

The Right Word (permalink)
Though Wikipedia dates the oath "Sakes alive" from the 1930s to the 1950s, here it is in 1918.  Sakes alive, Wikipedia!  From Doctor Rabbit and Ki-yi Coyote by Thomas Hinkle, 1918.
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #rabbit #squirrel #sakes alive
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
This is easier now that you can get aerosol cans of garlic mist.  From Washington College's 1983 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #vampire #dracula
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Due to smoking ordinances and fire codes, now only street magicians have smoke up their sleeves.  From Siren, 1930.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #vintage ad #magician #smoke
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Did You Hear the One I Just Made Up? (permalink)
You already know that French poets are all orchardists; yeah, in France the pommes grow on trees.
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Gary Barwin notes: "The pun doesn’t fall very far from the tree in this one. Or the pomme.  And gives new meaning to poemtaster."
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#pun #pomme
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Through Fairy Halls of My Bookhouse by Olive Beaupré Miller, 1921.  Crucial: How to Believe in Your Elf.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #gnome #fairy tale #wee folk
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
You've heard that cats are aware of God's existence and know that humans are middlemen between them and the divine realm.  This kitten, even through closed eyes and the mists of time, is aware of you as an intermediary.  From Northeastern Illinois' 1974 yearbook.
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#cat #vintage photo #vintage yearbook #kitten
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
Nim-nim's golden wings.  From Sandman Twilight Stories by Abbie Phillips Walker and illustrated by Rhoda C. Chase, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #fairy #fairy tale
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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
This cursed image appears in Gaston's 1975 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #hallowe'en #old book #cursed photo #costumes #table of contents
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Strange Stories, 1940.  See The Pencil Witch.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #black arts #occult
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Le Journal Amusant, 1912.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #silhouette #rabbits
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
From Franklin College's 1915 yearbook.  See How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.
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#vintage illustration #fraternity #vintage yearbook #secret society #tiny people #hooded figure
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
The dummy.  From Europa's Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs and illustrated by John Batten, 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.]
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#vintage illustration #fairy tale #dummy #mannequin #living toy
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"The cult of the talking cross."  From Cavalcade, 1955.
[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.]
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#religion #vintage illustration
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
He's using his marotte as a sort of dowsing rod to find beer.  From Salem's 1929 yearbook.

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

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#vintage illustration #jester #vintage yearbook #marotte
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From The Gateway, 1977.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #vintage ad #feet #giant feet #blue jeans #tiny pants
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Woroni, 1983.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #cat #incense #poem
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Nebelspalter, 1958.
[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.]
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#vintage illustration #gun #cowboy #swiss cheese
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Yearbook Weirdness (permalink)
You have to be very exhausted to pass out in a fish tank, but it can happen (er, so we've heard).  From Guilford's 1966 yearbook.
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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #sleeping #fishtank #1960s
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The Right Word (permalink)
I'm not sure that calling otherworldly beings "macrobes" (opposite of "microbes") ever caught on.  From Tico Times (San Jose), via UFO Newsclipping Service, 1994.
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#otherworld #angel #alien #macrobes
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