Monday, August 29, 2011

Vintage Ad (1942): Bond Street

Here we have a man enjoying his pipe, only to be accosted by what I assume is a rabid werewolf. Knowing that his life is about to end, the man cranes his head backward, exposing his throat in the vain hope that it will bring about his death as swiftly and painlessly as possible.

Bond Street does it again.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The game explained

From Gin Rummy, 1949. Illustration by Arthur Ferrier. Via Vintage Scans.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I just noticed that my old blogroll has vanished due to changes at Bloglines, which I no longer use and my account is no longer active. So if you have a pipe blog and would like it listed here, please leave a comment. I'll have to rebuild the blogroll from scratch.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Vintage Ad (1946): Bond Street/Revelation

I have a sub-sub-hobby. Main hobby: pipe smoking. Sub-hobby: vintage pipe ads. Sub-sub-hobby: vintage ads featuring creepy Bond Street guys.

Bond Street seemed to have a knack for disturbing imagery in their ads. This guy isn't nearly as creepy as the official Creepy Bond Street Guy, but it's still pretty creepy.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I don't know what this is about

Just something I came across. If anyone knows anything about this, let me know. Otherwise, feel free to caption it.