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Syt

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I like photos from the olden days, like that 70s USA series in The Atlantic, or old advertising, or interesting architectural pictures, and other odds and ends, so I will keep them in a separate thread instead of putting them into OTT all the time.


Here's some advertising that probably wouldn't fly today:

http://www.vintag.es/2015/06/30-vintage-ads-that-would-be-banned.html































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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2015, 02:34:15 am »
The state of some of those ads  :lol:

Happy to see we've gone forward as a society. I wonder which things we see as normal now will be seen as embarrassingly backwards in 30-40 years.

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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2015, 04:19:09 am »


That's a real ad from 2008 by the way.
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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 03:57:29 pm »


That's a real ad from 2008 by the way.

This one is incredibly racist.
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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 04:01:58 pm »
See avatar.  ;)
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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2015, 04:16:36 pm »
That's a real ad from 2008 by the way.

The first person to give her a haircut?
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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 04:19:13 pm »
BMW knows their entire market is dickheads anyway.

Which is not to say I have any problem with the ad.
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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2015, 03:04:42 am »
Some pre-1900 pictures in color:

http://www.vintag.es/2015/06/an-american-odyssey-stunning-color.html




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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 07:46:00 am »
Copyright 1900?
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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2015, 10:00:25 am »
Color film footage from Berlin, summer 1945: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=387&v=R5i9k7s9X_A

Brandenburg Gate, Hotel Adlon, Alexanderplatz, Chancellery, Sportpalast etc. Some of it looks like the Capital Wasteland in Fallout 3.
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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2015, 04:09:15 am »
Impressions from the library of the new University of Economics in Vienna. It's colloquially called "Starship Enterprise."





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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2015, 06:16:56 am »
Was that Bill Murray? :D

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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2015, 06:54:16 am »
Yep. The second picture caught me off guard too, then I went back and looked at the first one again; it is the cast of Saturday Night Live:  Radner, Belushi, someone, Curtain, first token black guy, Murray.

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Re: Syt's Pictorial Collection of Stuff and Things (image heavy)
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2015, 06:57:55 am »
I only just noticed that one lady of the group of women crossing the street is carrying an "Ernte 23" bag, a German cigarette brand.
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