Got some weather moving in for Labor Day. Woo hoo!

Got some weather moving in for Labor Day. Woo hoo!

rogerwilkerson:

Labor Day Traffic - 1955

rogerwilkerson:

Labor Day Traffic - 1955

aspworldtour:

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Photo | aspworldtour

aspworldtour:

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Holy Hill, in Hubertus, Wisconsin.
(picture source, via the Journal Sentinel)

Holy Hill, in Hubertus, Wisconsin.

(picture source, via the Journal Sentinel)

The Isolator, invented in the 1920s. It’s described here as follows:

The invention was meant to give the wearer full isolation and, by wearing “The Insolator”, they could fully concentrate at the task at hand. Obviously not for the faint of heart or those prone to claustrophobia, the helmet even had an oxygen tube attached so the person could breathe. Once a person put this helmet over their head, they were complete cut off from sound which, by the inventor’s reasoning, would make the wearer able to concentrate better. The small eye slits stopped eyes from wandering anywhere but one what was right in front of them.

It’s a wonder it didn’t catch on…..
(picture source)

The Isolator, invented in the 1920s. It’s described here as follows:

The invention was meant to give the wearer full isolation and, by wearing “The Insolator”, they could fully concentrate at the task at hand. Obviously not for the faint of heart or those prone to claustrophobia, the helmet even had an oxygen tube attached so the person could breathe. Once a person put this helmet over their head, they were complete cut off from sound which, by the inventor’s reasoning, would make the wearer able to concentrate better. The small eye slits stopped eyes from wandering anywhere but one what was right in front of them.

It’s a wonder it didn’t catch on…..

(picture source)

Ice cream shop menu from February 1938.
The prices look great, but according to this site, in 1938, the average annual salary was $1,700, a house cost $6,400, a gallon of gas was 20 cents, and a loaf of bread was 9 cents, so a milk shake had to be a huge treat.
I also love the flavors: licorice ice cream? And plum pudding? And as near as I can figure, it looks like "Whitehouse" ice cream was vanilla ice cream with chunks of cherries in it.
(picture source)

Ice cream shop menu from February 1938.

The prices look great, but according to this site, in 1938, the average annual salary was $1,700, a house cost $6,400, a gallon of gas was 20 cents, and a loaf of bread was 9 cents, so a milk shake had to be a huge treat.

I also love the flavors: licorice ice cream? And plum pudding? And as near as I can figure, it looks like "Whitehouse" ice cream was vanilla ice cream with chunks of cherries in it.

(picture source)

Operator, can you help me place this call?
(photo in the Pacific Telephone Building, March 1957, from here)

Operator, can you help me place this call?

(photo in the Pacific Telephone Building, March 1957, from here)

our-amazing-world:

Autumn Lake, Quebec, Amazing World beautiful amazing

our-amazing-world:

Autumn Lake, Quebec, Amazing World beautiful amazing

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fladner:

beatnikdaddio:

you couldn’t handle those stairs on strong acid, man.

I couldn’t handle the whole room without strong acid.

The whole place just makes me itch…..

fladner:

beatnikdaddio:

you couldn’t handle those stairs on strong acid, man.

I couldn’t handle the whole room without strong acid.

The whole place just makes me itch…..