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1/25,000 of a second of surgery (Jan, 1947)

This is the same camera I posted an article about yesterday (Snap Happy Camera). Apparently a year after it was shown in MI the Army decided to use it in an ad. It looks they used almost the exact same photos. They seem close enough that I’m wondering if the Army ad just painted over the guy’s hand in the originals used in the MI article.

1/25,000 of a second of surgery

Here it is… the clinical recording camera. Developed by the Army Signal Corps for the surgeons of the Medical Department, it can “stop” an intricate operation with a silent, built-in flash lasting 1/25,000 of a second!

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INFOCOM – DEADLINE (May, 1982)

When I used to buy Infocom games in the 80′s I always loved how they came with all sorts of “props” in the box. Particularly the Microscopic Space Fleet in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Also, how crazy is it to see a video game ad that mentions availability for the PDP-11?

DEADLINE

Twelve hours to find the murderer. One false move, and he kills again.

You are about to investigate one of the deadliest plots in the annals of crime. A locked door. A dead man. And 12 hours to solve the murder. That’s where you begin. Ahead of you, a treacherous web of motives and suspicion. And only by bringing your utmost skills of logic and intuition into play can you successfully solve the case.

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Every litter bit hurts YOU (Apr, 1967)

Every litter bit hurts YOU

(Louis Nye-The Cleanup Man)

Trash? Litter? Empties? Don’t heave them overboard! Carry a litterbag in your boat. Hold everything for the first trash container on shore or take it home for proper disposal. Remember— our waterways belong to all of us. Litter pollutes the waters, fouls propellers, spoils fishing fun and costs tax dollars! Every litter bit hurts… YOU. America’s beauty is your duty.

Please help KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL

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Why be an ABECEDARIAN* (Apr, 1946)

Why be an ABECEDARIAN*

*Webster says it’s a tyro, a beginner, a novice, i.e., one who hasn’t read Hodgman’s 1946 Handy Book of Sportsmen’s Secrets—the latest, biggest issue, sparkling with 168 pages of authentic, little known outdoor tricks— bulging with facts, crowded With dope on how to cram your creel and garnish your game bag.

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LEARN TO DRAW RACIST CARICATURE (Feb, 1909)

LEARN TO DRAW

By mail at home or in our Resident School. Men and women artists earn good salaries at easy work. Individual, practical instruction. We guarantee proficiency or money refunded. Positions assured. Illustrating, Cartooning, Commercial Designing:, Mechanical, Architectural, and Sheet Metal Pattern Drafting taught by instructors trained in Europe and America. Advisory Board approves lessons. Test work sent free to find out your needs and probable success. Tell course wanted.

Acme School of Drawing, 1272 S. St., Kalamazoo, Mich.

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“YOU’RE TELLING ME!” (Mar, 1940)

“YOU’RE TELLING ME!”

“That’s a funny one. You’re telling me what a great thing the telephone is. As if I didn’t know!

“Why, I’m one of the main reasons there’s a telephone in our house. For you can bet your life I keep the folks pretty busy around here.

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Bensen BUILD-IT YOURSELF ONE-MAN COPTER (Feb, 1965)

Bensen BUILD-IT YOURSELF ONE-MAN COPTER

AIR FORCE CAPTAIN SAYS: “The simple construction and autorotation feature undoubtedly make this aircraft one of the safest in the air today.” Detailed plans and kits available. 3-View Drawings, specs, photo $2, or Copter-Glider $1. Order now!

Send $1 or $2

BENSEN AIRCRAFT CORP., Dept. PS-25
Raleigh-Durham Airport, Raleigh, N. C.

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“Here’s to our Golden Wedding” (Feb, 1935)

“Here’s to our Golden Wedding”

…AND THE MELLOWNESS THAT GROWS AND GROWS WITH YEARS

DELICIOUSNESS … in that one word you will find the answer to “Why is America choosing Golden Wedding to celebrate with today?” The average age of Golden Wedding is 4 years old.

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UNSUSPECTED POWER (Feb, 1950)

UNSUSPECTED POWER

The Mysterious Influence In The Air You Breathe!

The SOUL OF THE UNIVERSE is in the air you breathe. Deposited in your blood—with each inhalation you take—is the intelligence that directs the course of the planets through the misty reaches of space, and the strange phenomenon of life itself.

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What Every Farmer Should Know About Taking Care of Farm Animals (Dec, 1955)

What Every Farmer Should Know About Taking Care of Farm Animals

The Most Popular Veterinary Guide Ever Printed

This practical and helpful VETERINARY GUIDE FOR FARMERS prepares the farmer to perform many routine veterinary tasks—provides quick information that can often save the life of an animal—prevents disease in herds— saves money on the farm in a hundred different ways.

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