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PaperSponge.com is a daily blog of all things old produced on paper in some manner.  You can expect things showing up like postcards, old books, photographs, magazine advertisements, cookbooks, souvenir postcard folders, brochures, catalogs, and just about anything else that's dusty (maybe wrinkled) and on paper.  Feel free to comment, sign the guestbook or link the posts to your Facebook wall or anywhere by using "Share Article" below each post.  Thanks for stopping by and check back each day!

 

 

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Monday
Mar262012

Artwork from The Delineator Magazine, January 1892 (Part 1)

Hey folks!  I've taken a little break from PaperSponge, but I'm back.  My posts in the future will be one to two posts a week to give more attention to each post and to spread my time better between here, GadgetSponge and other ventures.

Today, it's all about the illustrations from the January 1892 issue of The Delineator.  The Delineator was a women's fashion magazine that started in 1869, called The Metropolitan Monthly.  The Delineator was probably favored by women with knowledge or appreciation of handmade or custom clothing.  It featured the fashion of the current trends, sewing patterns and materials used to accessorize or upgrade clothing.

This post along with at least one more will celebrate the artwork of this fine old magazine (that is quickly falling apart in my hands!!!).  I hope you enjoy them!

Wednesday
Mar142012

c. 1944 U.S. Navy Bombers Over St. John's River Postcard

Hey folks!  I thought this was a neat postcard of the Navy Bombers flying by.  With a little bit of research, these planes look like the PBY Catalina model (OA-10) made by Consolidated Aircraft.  It was popularly used during the 1930s and 1940s and was very popular for its dependability and versatility.

"Dear Susan, Am on my way back see you Wed. evening.  Shaw".  At the top it has the sender originally from  Tulane University in New Orleans sending the postcard to Susan in the J. L. House at Newcomb College in New Orleans. 

Wednesday
Mar072012

1947 Tom Breneman's Restaurant Radio Broadcast Ticket

Today's post features a vintage ticket used to sit in on the live radio show produced at Tom Breneman's Restaurant.  The general public just couldn't get enough of the celebrities and such that they heard on the ever-popular radio programs of the 1940s.  

Tom Breneman produced his radio show, "Breakfast in Hollywood", from his restaurant and usually went around to the guests and talked and interviewed them to pull humor and dialogue.  Well-known musicians also performed.  The movie, "Breakfast in Hollywood" was released in 1946 to promote the radio program and to give the general public an idea of what exactly goes on in producing the show.

If you're in the mood, I found a copy of the movie in its entirety on YouTube (HERE).

I found some really great background information on the blog "Dear Old Hollywood".  Check out that link to read more background on Breneman, the restaurant and the radio show.

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