Johnny Cash Lionel Trains Christmas Commercial

by Andrew on February 12, 2014

This 1970s era commercial for Lionel Trains featured the Man in Black, Johnny Cash.

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Shirley Temple, Good Ship Lollipop

February 11, 2014

Shirley Temple passed away yesterday at the age of 85. After a few years as a Depression-era movie star, Shirley Temple Black later went on to become a U.S. Diplomat at posts around the world.

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Vintage Christmas Album Covers I Remember

November 25, 2013
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I went searching for old Christmas album covers (you know, those cardboard sleeves that held those shiny black things with grooves on ‘em) the other day in a fit of nostalgia for the music I remember playing on the home stereo when I was a kid. It was always a big deal to break out […]

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John Jr. salutes his father’s casket

November 22, 2013
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John-John (John Jr.) salutes as the casket of JFK passes in front of St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

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Old home movie – Thanksgiving 1965

November 21, 2013
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Cars in front of Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation

November 19, 2013
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Ninety-First Street at the South Works of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation. View Larger

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Interurban Car on Onondago Street in Ames, Iowa circa 1908

November 12, 2013
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Photograph shows passengers aboard streetcar, labeled “Ft. Dodge Des Moines & Southern R. R., no. 80″ parked on street in front of businesses. View Larger

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Thankful for Veterans

November 11, 2013
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On this Veteran’s Day, Vanished Americana would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Veterans. View Larger

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Sexist coffee commercials from days gone by

November 9, 2013

These old coffee commercials are so blatantly sexist that I find them hilarious. I can’t believe they tried to shame women into purchasing their coffee with these ads. Funny, but all of these old Folgers ads took the same approach. Wife makes coffee. Husband drinks coffee and tells her how horrid it is. Wife feels […]

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