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Paperback illustration by Rudy Nappi, 1951. 

Paperback illustration by Rudy Nappi, 1951. 

Gene & Judy, Judy & Gene. 

Gene & Judy, Judy & Gene. 

'57 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe.  Illustration by Gordon Brusstar. 

'57 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe.  Illustration by Gordon Brusstar. 

Chicago Cubs program, 1953.  Art/design by Otis Shepard.  Via Jesse Marinoff Reyes and Andy Heckathorne. 

Chicago Cubs program, 1953.  Art/design by Otis Shepard.  Via Jesse Marinoff Reyes and Andy Heckathorne. 

John Gannam illustration, ca. 1940. Credit where credit is due: I swiped this from the Today’s Inspiration Facebook page.

John Gannam illustration, ca. 1940.

Credit where credit is due: I swiped this from the Today’s Inspiration Facebook page.

"…my heart sank as deep as an anchor."  We see what you did there, Jean.  Pullman Company, 1943.

"…my heart sank as deep as an anchor."  We see what you did there, Jean.  Pullman Company, 1943.

Woman in cotton stockings.  From LIFE, 1943. 

Woman in cotton stockings.  From LIFE, 1943. 

The all new Studebaker Champion Club sedan for 1940.  Put $700 in your pocket before you hop into your time machine, and it’s yours. 

The all new Studebaker Champion Club sedan for 1940.  Put $700 in your pocket before you hop into your time machine, and it’s yours. 

Edwin Land, inventor of the technology that would eventually become Polaroid.  From LIFE, 1947.And thus were selfies born.  (I beg your permission to note that he is not flexing, making duck lips, flashing faux gangster signs, or trying to look all hard.)

Edwin Land, inventor of the technology that would eventually become Polaroid.  From LIFE, 1947.

And thus were selfies born.  (I beg your permission to note that he is not flexing, making duck lips, flashing faux gangster signs, or trying to look all hard.)

From LIFE, 1947. 

From LIFE, 1947.