Retro

Digest Anyone?

As an amateur historian, it’s easy to get into the trap of using “established” resouces in which to do our research.  Scholarly papers, donated collections, first-person interviews, these are all the first things we all think of.  However, this morning, I thought it would be a great time to discuss one of my favorite resources:  The Reader’s … Continue reading »

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Exhausted? The Strange Sage of Chrysler’s Turbine Cars….

Automotive history has always been a fascinating part of American history to me. Maybe it’s because my dad was a mechanic and I’ve always been around automobiles most of my life, but whatever the cause, I’ve just finished reading a great book: Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation.   It’s … Continue reading »

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Going, going, not quite gone! The BEST of Adventures In History!

    As I’ve had a chance to start updating the blog again, I realize there’s probably quite a few of you who may not be aware that I’ve been doing this for some time and there’s a lot of good posts you may have missed!  To help you out, I’ve outlined some of my … Continue reading »

Categories: 1950's, Management, Management Notes, Retro, Rock and Roll, Tony Bandy | Tags: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

  Spent some time recently working on a freelance article about Hollywood and I ran across a site that I hadn’t visited in a long time:  The LOC Motion Picture & Television Reading Room.   If you’ve never had a chance to visit the site, you really should!  You can easily find it online at … Continue reading »

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Workshop Ready?

Well, with Thanksgiving now over, the Christmas season is in full swing!  Visiting my local big-box store, I was swamped with shoppers and products and Christmas music beating full-force upon my ears.  Somehow it all seems to soon.  However, maybe it’s just my slowness in getting into the Christmas spirit.  Whatever the case may be, … Continue reading »

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Frozen in Time: The Detroit Arctic Expedition!

From the modern viewpoint of today, the 1920’s are ancient history, written off and neatly pidgeonholed into a time between the wars and populated by the Mafia, the Great Depression and the Jazz Age. Yet, nothing could be farther from the truth.  It was a time of growth, of learning, of dismissing the last of … Continue reading »

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Gunning it! Hot Rods Rule!

In today’s world of airbags, government regulations and technology, driving has seemingly faded into the background, dismissed by the electronic culture of cell phones, social media and the Internet.  However, it wasn’t always this way.  In post-war America of the late 1940’s and 1950’s, it  was the heyday of the automotive culture, the rise of … Continue reading »

Categories: 1940's, 1950's, Automobile history, Baby Boomers, Popular Culture, Retro, Rock and Roll, Tony Bandy, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s watch TV!

I was working today, doing some writing and saw the post from Dan Cohen about the Duke Universities vintage television commercial archive. Checking it out, it’s amazing what one can watch!  Here’s a few screenshots from vintage AMC and American Express commercials: Here’s the one from American Express: In looking at some of these, it’s amazing … Continue reading »

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Read ‘em if you got ‘em!

Hello everyone! Anybody interested in history has probably got a ton of books stashed somewhere in their house, apartment, car or wherever.  I know I do! But eBooks and digitized books are poised to transform the way we read and gather historical information.  Now, this is not a library blog, so I won’t go into … Continue reading »

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Lots To Do, But Updates Are Posted!

Hello Dear Readers! Well, I hope you’re enjoying the blog changes here at Adventures in History!  It’s been good, but extremely busy as I’ve been sorta swamped lately with outside work, and my blogging posts have not been updated as quickly as I would have hoped!  However, I’ve just updated the puzzles page with a … Continue reading »

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