Flashback Friday: Etti-Cat

P5260727Check out these New York City subway signs from the 1960s. The Gothamist.com article says Etti-Cat was introduced in 1962 “when marijuana use was on the rise,” and Etti’s primary job was to discourage subway graffiti.

Etti-Cat wrote a book, too.

Featured photo from this blog; others first spotted at The Gothamist.com.

Flashback Friday: Backyard Banjo Buddies

d1db0ee8b1fc957b53ffd516978bf82fFrom Pinterest: no other historical deets available. A Smedley spot.

Welcome to Flashback Friday! Coming up shortly: a Talking Cat from The Big J (honest,) a South Korean Sheep Café (honest) and…the return of Nudibranchs!

Flashback Friday: Three’s Company

1504947_10152544559161338_972850151005310627_n“Késő Esti Mosoly/Late Night Smile.” From Facebook. Fotó: Toni Schneiders: Familienbild, Lübeck, 1950. From Vajda B.

Flashback Friday In The Big Apple

Even in New York, you probably don’t see this every day.

“Ruth Jacobi, New York, 1928.” Vajda B. spotted this on Facie Populi.

Flashback Friday: Share And Share Alike

06542uJune 19, 1922. Washington, D.C. “Shelly & Jezebel.” National Photo Company Collection glass negative. From Shorpy McShorpersons, as seen by Smedley.

Flashback Friday: Serbia, 1950

f3c6m1i“Two Serbian children holding a puppy at Sukovo train station, 1950.” From Arne as seen on Retours.eu.

Flashback Friday: Bath Day

tumblr_mpswwinHye1qzq84io1_1280“Kids washing Meerkat. South African children, 1950s.” Sent by Vajda B., from Faciepopuli.com.

#TBT: 1/22/2007: My Flashdance Routine, By Kitty

[Living room rug, Kitty is wearing an off-the-shoulder pink sweatshirt. Irene Cara’s voice fills the room]

First when there’s nothing…[covers face with paw]
but a slow glowing dreeeam
That your fear seems to hide [look out from under paw]
deep inside…your mind [look at audience meaningfully]

All alone I have cried [trot to edge of rug like gymastics floor exercise]
silent tears full of pride [waves paws over head to ‘heavens’]
In a world made of steel, made of stone [pushes right paw out in a ‘stop right there! move]

[skips to center of rug with one flip] Well I hear the music,
close my eyes, feel the rhythm [cabbage patching]
Wrap around, take a hold of my heart

[Unbelievable fervor of Roger Rabbitting]

What a feline, seein’s believin’
I can have it all, now I’m dancin’ for my life
Take your passion, and make it happen
Pictures come alive, you can dance right through your life!!!


[Throwback Thursday Original Posting(With 2015 Bonus Music Added.) -Ed.]

Flashback Friday: Warsaw, 1912

EPSON scanner imageGoin’ back over a century in this week’s edition of Flashback Friday! Maria D. writes: “Hi guys, I have the attached photos in my family album. They were taken around year 1912 in Warsaw. The (above) boy is my granddad, Jerzy Szymanderski. The serious man (below) is his father, Adam Szymanderski. The dog is a pointer and his name is either Mars or Dunaj. I hope you may find this interesting…many thanks.”

EPSON scanner image

[*Note: If you’ve got a similiar type of retro photo for Flashback Friday, we’d love to check it out! -Ed.]

Flashback Friday: Milk, It Does A Body Good

Little boy bottle feeding piglet, 1920“Little boy bottle feeding piglet, ca. 1920.” From Vintage Everyday.com.


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