vintage tuesdays

PANCAKE HUB OF THE UNIVERSE
Greetings from Liberal, Kansas

Two attractive housewives of Liberal, Kansas, ‘Pancake Hub of the Universe’ prepare to run the 415 yard course which starts at the well and ends at a church which is the similar course run by the women of Olney, England. Each year on Shrove Tuesday the women of these two cities race, via stopwatch, in an International contest.

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We found another tape from this series of psychedelic designs of 1970s-era tape boxes. One of a series of designs made by Capitol Records for reel-to-reel home recording. This one features symbols for celestial bodies with the sun in the center!

☉ ☽ ☿ ♀ ♂ ♃ ♄ ♅ ♁ ♇ 

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On Typewriter Tuesday, a few of the postcards depicting a mainstay of the Underwood Typewriter Company’s marketing: The giant typewriter. These postcards date from 1915 to 1939. You can learn more about the images by clicking on them.

Also visible on two of the above postcards is Underwood’s slogan: “The machine you will eventually buy”. You have to appreciate the fatalism.

From the Donald & Carolyn Hoke Typewriter Advertising and Ephemera Collection in Memory of Dr. Stephen Salsbury and Dr. Reed Geiger, in Hagley’s Published Collections.