Category Archives: history

Vintage Photos of Smokey the Bear Costume

Here are some old photos of the original Smokey the Bear costume. The fire fighting bear recently turned 70. Happy Birthday, Smokey!

This is Rudolph Wendelin, the artist who developed Smokey. He’s posing with a Smokey costume used in a Macy’s Parade in the late 1940’s. Smokey the Bear has certainly helped prevent many fires over the years. 70 years later, his message is still as important as ever. Remember… only YOU can prevent forest fires.

[via Yahoo]

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Old Photo of Children Trick-or-Treating

There’s something about black and white photos that make old costumes seem extra creepy. Instead of happy children getting candy, I see a scary street gang. LOL, cool photo, though.

This was probably taken in the late 60’s, or early/mid 70’s. I sure hope nobody was foolish enough to answer “trick.” 🙂

[via Imgur]

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Disney’s ‘Space Couple’ from 1960

Cool space costumes! This photo was taken in 1960, and features the Space Couple from Disney’s Tomorrowland. They look like superheroes! Fun stuff.

[Retronaut via Neatorama]

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Costume Test Photos for Star Wars Cantina Scene

Imgur user joinyouinthesun has shared an awesome gallery of costume test photos from the original Star Wars movie. These costumes were made for the famous cantina scene, which was pretty mind blowing back in the day.

I’ve posted a few costumes below, but follow the link to view the entire gallery. And may the Force be with you.

[via Imgur]

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Behind the Scene Photos from Every Batman Movie

To celebrate Batman’s 75th birthday, here’s a giant gallery of behind-the-scene photos from all 8 Batman movies. The gallery features 75 photos, carefully handpicked by Imgur’s joinyouinthesun.

These are really cool! I’ve posted a few below, but head on over to Imgur to view all 75 photos.

[via Happy 75th, Batman! – Imgur]

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Awesome Hairstyes from the 60’s and 70’s

Man, the good old days. Check out these amazing hairstyles from the 60’s and 70’s. Some of these styles are hilarious, while I think others are actually pretty cool. It’s true that many styles come back in fashion after enough time has passed… think we’ll be seeing these nifty hairdos any time soon? 🙂

[YouTube via Neatorama]

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1930’s Photo of a Mickey Mouse Club Meeting

Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E.

Yes, this is a photo of a Mickey Mouse Club meeting from the 1930’s. Ha, those masks are a little creepy. I can feel them all staring into my soul. Perhaps I’d feel differently if the photo was in color? I’m sure all the kids are having a wonderful time.

[via Reddit]

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Super Old McDonald’s TV Commercial

Check out this super old McDonald’s TV commercial. Apologies for the poor quality, but it’s worth a look. McDonald’s totally steals from the show H.R. Pufnstuf, which was quite popular at the time for their big mascot/puppet costume characters. McDonald’s got in trouble for it, too, and were forced to revamp the McDonaldland characters.

The original Grimace was evil, did you catch that? And he had 6 arms! My mind is blown.

[via YouTube]

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