Holiday Greetings from your helpful Richfield Dealer

25 12 2007

Christmas Carols in Song & Story
Illustrator unknown
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

Once again this Christmastide, it is the privilege of your helpful Richfield dealer to bring you holiday greetings in this booklet of best loved carols (from circa 1950s).

See more pages from Christmas Carols: In Song and Story

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Christmas Carols from your Richfield Dealer





Whether you give ’em or get ’em this Christmas

25 12 2007

Weller Power Tools Advertisement
Popular Mechanics, Dec. 1960
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

There’s real excitement in Power Tools!

I hope you all get what you want this Christmas, and that your holiday is merry and bright!! This guy seems a bit too pleased about his power tool, I dare say. Love dad and son’s matching plaid robes, to be certain!! And no tree is complete without covering every inch of green with shiny silver tinsel, eh?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Need a “Real Man’s” gift? Check out more Christmas magazine ads from Popular Science and Popular Mechanics…

For more vintage Christmas goodness, check out my ‘Tis the Season set (full of ads, cards and covers), or the Vintage Christmas: 1945-1970 flickr pool!





Big Game Shooting Gallery

6 12 2007


Big Game Shooting Gallery
Whitman Publishing Co.
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

A hit-the-target game 2 can play

While hunting at Urban Ore for fascinating old junk, I found this great 1963 publication by Whitman Publishing Company (a subsidiary of the now defunct Western Publishing).

Your blood-thirsty young ones can play at being British colonial hunters on safari, shooting wild game in the jungle with punch-out rifles and rubber bands. The game comes with jungle hats, compasses, clip-on mustaches, guns, even monocles!! The quarry includes parrots, toucans, a gorilla, giraffe, leopard, lion, snake, monkey, and even a hippopotamus!!

See more pages from the game

Visit the Witty Whitman! group on flickr for more children’s games and publications.