Why is the Age of Aquarius all around me lately? Unplanned and coincidentally I have been deluged by the 1960s and 70s. I'm not complaining, in fact it has been amusing.
First, what happened was I agreed to sell some vintage cook and craft booklets that my neighbor had at a recent garage sale. Just a short look in that box and I stopped her from tossing them in the recycle bin or giving them to the thrift store.
It wasn't because there were matching cookbooks from the big brands like Betty Crocker and Gold Medal. And that they were in perfect condition. What really caught me were the illustrations not the recipes. It was just that the style was so ... DATED or to put it more politely ... PERIOD.
See here what I mean-
1971 Betty Crocker meets Peter Max
This is the first page inside a dessert pamphlet! OK, google peter max, I dare you. Let's take a trip on the Yellow Submarine!! Seriously, poster art and album covers of this era are collectors items. Want it for $2.95? Go
Who was this children's book illustrator?!
Another of the booklets is dated 1955, before the psychedelic times. And I recognize this type of illustration from books I read as a little kid. Anyone want to tell me who it might be? See more examples here
'You've Come a Long Way Baby'
This page is from a Gold Medal Flour pamphlet to commemorate their 75 years of production. Other pages illustrate the 1940s, and other decades. It contains simply beautiful graphics, history and a slice of Americana. I would label this as a true antique. See more here
So take a trip down memory lane and reminisce 'what a long strange trip it's been' THANK YOU
PS stay tuned for why the 1960s has permeated my life! Clue: anyone else READ the book 'The Help'?