Time machine

Let’s step into the internet time machine and see what I’ve been investigating this month. Here’s a pick of my best time-travelling vintage moments from August. Jump in!

When New Yorkers Lived Knee-Deep in Trash is an interesting interview with Robin Nagle, Anthropologist in Residence at New York City Department of Sanitation. She is developing a Museum of Sanitation which will chronicle the fascinating history of how we have dealt with our rubbish/trash throughout modern history.

I’ve never heard of Girls’ Love Stories, back in the days when they knew how to use apostrophes. But it reminds me of so many similar types of magazines I would find in jumble sales as a young girl. Cut yourself a slice of social history here.

Take a trip on the vintage cocktail bus.

If you like Saul Bass you’ll love the Saul Bass Poster Archive – beautifully designed of course. Even if you don’t know the name, you’ll surely recognise some of these posters.

LG launches Classic TV, a retro style 32-inch HD television with manual tuning dials for volume and changing channels. The world just got a little more bizarre and perhaps a little sweeter too. The design echoes old style 1970s Korean TVs. This is only available in South Korea.

An exciting project called Lantern is giving everyone online access to The Media History Digital Library. This is music to my online ears and any other classic film fans too, I’m sure.

That’s it for this month. It’s been a quick, busy and hot August. It’s amazing how time flies!

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