Friday, September 30, 2011

Route 66 Motel by Josh Heisie

An original painting for a TV Movie by Josh Heisie.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Steeplechase Park, Coney Island

This iconic image (similar to Mad's Alfred E. Neuman) was seen throughout Coney Island's Steeplechase park from 1897 until it was demolished by Donald trump's father in 1964.

For more information click here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Great Photo/1939 Gordonton, North Carolina

July 1939. Gordonton, North Carolina. 4x5 nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.
Colourized by Hillie.

Friday, September 23, 2011

This is Why the Sixties Were Cool.

The Clairtone Project G console stereo. Using the inflation calculator, the price today would be approx. $12,000.00. For more information on the Clairetone G series please visit

Vintage Signs

A couple of images from an excellent blog about vintage signs, Retro Sign blog.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eaton's Glider Bicycle

$59.99 would be close to $360.00 today.

Eaton's Glider line of bicycles were made in England by Raleigh and re-branded for sale here in Canada. Many are still on the road today.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

College and Dovercourt/Then and Now

The N/W corner of College and Dovercourt in 1940. The College Theatre was built in 1920 and demolished in 1966. More info can be found here at Silent Toronto.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Cool Bikes

A low mileage Honda 350/Four from the early 1970's.
A 1972 Norton Commando.

An early 70's Honda 350.

Monday, September 12, 2011

St. Lawrence Antique Market-Sundays

A black and white theme this week.

Vintage Bicycles

A selection of barn find vintage bicycles on sale at the Sunday antique market at the St. Lawrence Market.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vintage Stereo/ Do the Math

This ad from National lampoon 1972 illustrates the true value of vintage audio equipment. The receivers advertised range in price from $239.00 up to $429.00 in 1972 dollars.Things are roughly 6 to 10 x more expensive now (2011) i.e hamburger and french fries @ .75 cents in 1971, $7.50 in 2011.
With this calculation, these receivers would cost between $1,400- $4,000.00 today. They're well made and virtually bullet proof. The power ratings are REAL and can be purchased at garage sales and thrift stores for almost nothing.

Vintage Stereo Ads/Superscope

Superscope was a budget brand offered by Marantz. Ad from National Lampoon 1974.

Toronto Vintage Sampler 2

A somewhat random collection of photos from the past...
click on image for a better view.
Yonge south of Bloor in the 1970's.
Yonge south of Shaftsbury circa 1914.
Harbord east of Bathurst in the 1960's.
Howard Park.
Gerrard East looking towards Yonge in the 1950's.

Toronto Vintage Sampler

The Bloor Viaduct.
Yonge and Davenport in the late 1950's.
Not sure...
Dundas and Jarvis, the Warwick Hotel in the late 1960's.