While visiting Phoenix, I stumbled upon a cool art exhibition at the Park Central shopping center. It was put on by the Artlink organization on a floor of an old office building. (If I’m not mistaken, I think the office building may have also been a department store in an earlier life). The space had […]
GalleryApril 8, 2023 by Kevin
StandardMay 9, 2021 by Kevin
1958 Hallcraft Homes advertising section: “This is Livin’!”
This special advertising section appeared on July 20, 1958 in the Arizona Republic to introduce with the catchphrase “This is Livin’!” The designs featured “Cindarella gables” with sweeping window and entry overhangs, and a “flow of line which introduces to homebuilding in the Valley of the Sun a graceful and distinctive charm of a kind entirely new.”
A pdf of the full section can be downloaded below.
StandardNovember 26, 2020 by Kevin
Scottsdale article in a 1960 issue of the Saturday Evening Post
Recently I came across an article in a 1960 issue of the Saturday Evening Post that featured Scottsdale, Arizona. Titled “The Town Millionaires Built,” it had a “lifestyles of the rich and famous” emphasis. Though my experience growing up in Scottsdale was far more modest, I enjoyed the article and the photos.
StandardAugust 2, 2020 by Kevin
San Francisco Then and Now
The other day I got an email from Historic Aerials with a couple of cool aerial photos of San Francisco. They showed aerial photos of the city taken in 1906 (just after the big earthquake), and again in 2006.
So how was the 1906 photo taken? Turns out, it was a camera mounted onto a kite! According to Historic Aerials, George R. Lawrence had invented the world