Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year from Mrs Crankipants and the rest of the Willceau Illo crew!

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Great Expectations of a Whitman Sampler

Here’s another advertisement from the program/souvenir booklet for the play L’Aiglon starring Maude Adams which played in Philadelphia at The Broad Street Theater back in 1901. At first, I thought this was a pioneer advertisement for a push gift. You … Continue reading

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The Capewell Glass Negative Collection – Snowy Self-Portraits

Here are a couple more negatives from The Capewell Glass Negative Collection which were shot about a 100 years ago. We’re continuing with our winter theme, and this time, I’ve chosen a couple of self-portraits of the photographer, John B … Continue reading

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1908 Happy New Year!

This is a postcard I’ve had for a while, sent from Boston to Willimantic, CT. I wonder if Zip ever got that money back.

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Electric Lloyd

Electric Lloyd from Joe Williams on Vimeo. We shot about 150 photos of Lloyd in order to capture this year’s Christmas card. When I was importing the images from the SD cards to the computer, I got a quick, movie-like … Continue reading

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Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag

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Merry Christmas!

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It’s Christmas Eve…

Have you been nice?

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What I Want For Christmas – Lotsa Wavy Hair Like Liberace!

Here’s a treasure from 1954 – Liberace’s Christmas Special! His brother George is there along with Santa Claus and the rest of Liberace’s family! Of course, it would be easy and/or lazy to make all of the obvious jokes about … Continue reading

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The Capewell Glass Negative Collection – The Swift Trial and Severe Punishment of Frosty the Snowman

Today I continue posting a collection of glass negatives from 100 or so years ago. There’s about 200 5″ x 7″ glass negatives, and from what I’ve been able to determine so far, they were shot by John B. Capewell … Continue reading

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The Truck Mascot Christmas Special

Private refuse collectors get in the spirit of the season with this Christmas-y truck mascot. Nice wreath, fellas! Merry Christmas!

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Retro Gift Tags

Today we are offering our dear readers free downloadable gift tags. Just download ’em, save to your desktop, and print away! They can be printed on sticker paper or card stock. Just click on the tag image below to start … Continue reading

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What I Miss About Comics…Toy Tie-Ins

Back in the early to mid-70s, the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle was the hottest toy in the country. Manufacturers couldn’t keep with with demand. It was on my younger brother’s Christmas list, and he had to make due with the … Continue reading

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Crow Pouch

A friend gave me this terrific crow patterned napkin a few weeks ago.

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