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Twenty-Six Weird Vintage Comics Taken Way Out Of Context

Comics are often already weird to begin with, but they're even weirder when taken out of context. We're not really sure what the artists here were thinking, and we'll probably never know! We've got even more weird vintage comics here for whoever wants 'em!

Funny vintage comics that were taken out of context | DON'T BE FRIGHTENED, MOM!'S JUST SHOWING OFF MY VAST POWER! NOW TIGER BOY! | THIS WILL HURT MORE THAN HURTS SON PUNISH DADDY! I DESERVE !
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Celebrating Women's Day With Sarcastic Retro Pics Only Pet Ladies Understand

Happy International Women's Day to all those ladies who will always prefer their pet over anything else.  We love and respect you all. 

Visit Anne Taintor's Pinterest account for more of her sarcastic world of retro women.  

Celebrating Women's Day With Sarcastic Retro Pics Only Pet Ladies Understand | best rebound relationship ever! | cats don't care if crazy | vintage colored photos of women holding cats
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Fascinating Historic Photos Of Cats Serving In The US Sea Services

According to Wikipedia, cats on board of sea service ships were a common feature on many trading, exploration, and naval ships, and dates back to ancient times. Cats have been carried on ships for many reasons, the most important being to catch mice and rats. These rodents aboard a ship could cause damage to ropes, woodwork, electrical wiring, the crew's food and the products itself. Rats and mice were also sources of disease, which is dangerous for ships that are at sea for long periods of time. Over the years, the crewmen of those ships have developed a special affection towards the adorable cats who have joined them for those long trips. 



Vintage photos of cats on US ships | black and white photograph of three sailors marines navy dressed in sailor suits and caps with pom poms on top, the one in the middle is cradling a kitten in his arms and the other two are reaching to pet it
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Rare Photos From The First Expedition To Antarctica In 1911

In 1911, a group of scientists and adventurers left Hobart under the leadership of Dr Douglas Mawson. They were bound for Macquarie Island and then, to the unknown parts of Antarctica. The scientists of the expedition achieved enormous information that later made a major contribution to the knowledge of the region. Here are some amazing photos from their adventure, including some adorable seals and penguins. 

Via: Vintage Everyday  


vintage photos of Antarctica expedition | black and white photo of a fluffy penguin with its wings spread while three less ruffled penguins watch
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When Modern Technology Is Being Represented By Vintage Print Ads

Have you ever wondered how Twitter, iPod, youtube, and other technology tools and platforms would be represented if they were created in the 1960s? Via: Design Crowd

Modern technology represented by vintage ads | Facebook STRIKING, MIRACULOUS SOCIAL TEAM-UP! SHARE abundantly photographs, experiences and stories with friends and families leisure or labour, Facebook is enchantment next look social team-ups. Eloquent economical and modern examples communication adequate our times FACEBOOK COMPANY. extraordinary iPod Your Smart Election
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Twitter Thread Explains The Weirdness Of Vintage Christmas Cards

We usually use Twitter to waste time on funny tweets, but every now and then it provides some serious knowledge to our weak brains. This particular thread explains the bizarre nature of old Christmas cards - and shares some seriously freaky examples. This is some serious pre-Hallmark shit. We just wish we could find these at our local stationery store.

twitter thread about how christmas cards were really weird in the 1800s | tweet by RabbitThoughts cheap postage stamps came out 1800s suddenly people could send Christmas Cards. Since medium new visual language didn't really exist yet. Their symbolism is all over map and 's fantastic MerryChristmas #History #VisualArt. half man half turnip in a top hat.
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What Men Imagined The Women's Suffrage Movement Would Be Like (42 Pics)

Women's suffrage, the legal right of women to vote. Women's suffrage first began in 1848, when a women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. 

And from the moment the word spread, the men dramatically feared the worst... stepping into their wives shoes. 

Must have been so awful being a housewife. Considering all the men who created these illustrations displaying their worst nightmare, becoming the housewife themselves. Oh, the absolute horror. 


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Twitter User Brings Vintage Christmas Stamps Back Into The Limelight

Thank you Twitter user, @RabbitThoughts, for bringing these...interesting stamps back into the limelight. 

We're really torn on how we feel about these vintage Christmas stamps from the 1800s.

On one hand, they're super strange and just the weirdest...

But on the other hand, they're amazing and hilarious and we have this urge to go out into the world and collect these stamps. 

One thing we do know for sure, we're in love with that one abominable snowman/ Snow-covered Cousin It, from the Addams Family.

How do you feel about them? 

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Old-Timey Christmas Cards Were Horrifically Weird

Nowadays, the holidays are a time for family gatherings, drinking (or hating) egg nog, and considerably less murder-by-bears. Apparently before we had the now classic Santa-in-the-red-suit business, people had dancing frogs and turnip-aristocrats. For other surprising old-timey stuff, there's also some cool vintage life-hacks from forever ago.

Strange and bizarre old Christmas cards.
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Delightful Postcards From The 1950's Showing Dressed Cats In Human-Like Settings

From the 1940s through the 1960s, the Alfred Mainzer Company of Long Island City, NY published a series of linen and photochrome humorous cat postcards illustrated by Eugen Hartung (1897–1973), sometimes referred to as "Mainzer Cats". These postcards normally illustrated settings that are filled with action, often with a minor disaster just about to occur. While the dressed cats were by far the most popular and most plentiful cards, Hartung also painted other dressed animals – primarily mice, dogs, and hedgehogs.



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Old-Timey Life Hacks from Forever Ago

Apparently instead of surgeon generals warnings and pictures of diseased lungs, cigarette packages used to contain household, survival and safety tips. Here are some vintage life hacks. For some more recent life hacks that aren't exactly relevant today, here are 90s lifehacks to free your time for drinking surge and listening to pearl jam. For something more relevant, here are some life pro tips.

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Vintage Cooking Recipes That Are Horrifying

You know how many of us feel like we were born in the wrong era? Well, maybe this list of vintage cooking recipes will make us re-think that and make us real grateful to live in a day and age filled with tacos, noodles, pizza, and other delicious options. 

Also, what in the world was with people back then and aspic's? Jellied-everything? No. Thank. You. 

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Housewife Article From 1955 Titled 'The Good Wife’s Guide' Is Embarrassing

"The Good Wife's Guide" was originally published May 13th, 1955, in a magazine called, "Housekeeping Monthly." 

As the title of the article suggests, these 18 bullet points is the guideline on how to be a "good wife." From nonstop house chores to pampering your husband and never ever questioning anything he says and does. 

Really?

This article reminds us of another hilarious article from 1958 on how to find a husband.

Thank goodness times have changed because these 18 bullet points sound unbearable. 

Story via Primer Magazine

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