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Archive for the ‘1950s’ Category

  • 1960s Design

    Just One More! – Creative Cartoon Covers

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    The good people at the snappily titled Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (henceforth known as the PPAGLA and formerly known as the Los Angeles Press Photographers Association) have been around since 1936 and by the looks of things are...

  • jet magazine

    The Best Photos from Jet Magazine

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    Do you want to see Jazz singing legend Billie Holiday (sort of) skiing in Switzerland? Have you ever wanted to see a pipe smoking model strut down a catwalk? Have you ever pondered what Soul man Chuck Jackson would like as a Beatle?  Well, you’ve...

  • 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

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    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...


    QSL Cards – Soviet Style

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    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...