Vintage Photographs of the ‘Five Stages of Drunkenness’

Presented with photographs of some drunk dude, our first reaction would be a simple meh. But dude… this stuff is vintage and that changes everything! On the plus side, the drunk gentleman plays his role quite convincingly. The photographs were taken by Sydney based photographer Charles Percy Pickering sometime between 1863 and 1868.

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How to Make Friends By Telephone: A Guide From the 1940s

From what we understand of 1940s logic, if you are going to have a phone, you might as well start calling random people and make “friends.” Well, apparently that isn’t true and spreading a wee bit of phone etiquette might have been necessary as the phones were gaining ground. We’ll say the world needs another round of such information on phone etiquette.

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Modern Games in the Style of Vintage Black and White Disney Cartoons

These illustrations by RedLittleHouse put modern games into the classic setting of vintage Disney cartoons like the Steamboat Willie. The set is a part of the effort by the Indie gaming company to collect funds for its vintage styled video game Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel. Images you see here insert characters from the game into games like Street Fighter, Pokemon and Legend of Zelda.

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The First Ever Coffee Ad

Purportedly published in 1652, this coffee advertisement makes seriously tall claims about the advantages of coffee. It is a life saver, we’ll give them that. While we cannot find anything to support the authenticity (or lack thereof) for this advertisement, it does seem pretty interesting.

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This is how people worked out in the good ol’ days

Your gym may have the best fitness equipment the world has to offer, but what it can’t offer is class. That thing was offered by vintage fitness equipment, as is evidenced by the ladies and gentlemen in these pictures. Working out in a full suit, that obviously is classy and these obviously are noteworthy people. …

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