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Archive for the ‘1950s’ Category

  • Martha The Queen

    Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg – African-American Icon

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    As one of the first female DJs and also one of the first African-American DJs in the States Martha Jean ‘The Queen’ Steinberg was hugely influential, progressive, inspirational and not one to shy away from a challenge. Born Martha Jean Jones in Memphis,...

  • warhol jazz covers

    Andy Warhol – Cover Artist

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    We’ve cast an eye on the undeniably prolific Andy Warhol in a couple of previous posts – firstly looking at his Early Years and secondly when he started to make the most of his new-found fame featuring as he did in an advert for the now defunct...

  • Vespa advertising

    Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    • 8139 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Popular, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off

    We’re big fans of the Vespa scooter here at VoEA and for the sake of fairness and impartiality we also admire the svelte lines of Lambrettas too. However, here the focus is firmly on Piaggio’s finest with some rare ads we’ve not seen before and bear in...

  • Soviet

    QSL Cards – Soviet Style

    • 2197 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, EphemeraComments Off

    A while back we posted about some groovy US QSL cards we’d discovered in a dusty vault in the deep recesses of the Internet and now, by way of a complete geographical and political contrast, one of our good readers has very kindly shared his collection of...

  • Googie Coffee Shop

    Googie Oogie Oogie

    • 1955 Views • 1950s, 1960s, ArchitectureComments Off

    We took a good look at the all-American Googie style of architecture some time back and now, by way of a re-visit, we’ve turned our heads west again and dug out this brief video taking a look at the criminal neglect during the 1980s of America’s defining...