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Historical Photos - a mixture
« on: March 17, 2019, 12:47:04 PM »
Hi Gang,
This one is a mixed bag of pics.  Several were shared by other on Facebook.
First up is some more newsstands and luncheonettes.

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#1 - 1948.10.04-Bookie.jpg
(Original caption) LIFE- Newstand dealer taking bets. Chicago, IL, US.1948
(Photo by Joseph Scherschel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

On top left:
Life Magazine, October 4, 1948 - Two men in Hardhats

#2 - 1953.09.26-LA bus depot at 6th & Main
Original source unknown.

#3 - 1957-Luncheonette 1
Some magazines can just be seen:

Photoplay (Nov 1957)
Sports Cars Illustrated (Nov 1957)
Mad #36 (Dec 1957)

Underneath the True Experience and next to Photoplay:
Millie the Model #82 (Jan 1958)
Patsy Walker #74 (Dec 1957).

Found on Shorpy:

#4 - 1957-Luncheonette 2
The same place from a different angle.

#5 - 1959.03.28-Tacoma, Washington depot
Comics on a rotating rack in a Tacoma, Washington depot.

Original source unknown.

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Next we have some EC original art samples that weren't share in the EC Creators section but are too good not to share.

#6 - 1953-Tales from the Crypt #38 cover original art as printed by Jack Davis
This was the 'tasteful' version we all got to see in 1953.
Photo by Russ Cochran.  Original art owned by James Halperin

#7 - 1953-Tales from the Crypt #38 uncensored cover original art by Jack Davis
And this is the version before it as adjusted with a paste-over correction.

#8 - 1955-unfinished Frazetta EC story
From Frazetta's unfinished version of 'Came The Dawn'.
The complete work appears in color at original art size in Frazetta Sketchbook Vol 1 & 2 (half in each) from Vanguard.
A portfolio of this story is also sold at www.frazettamuseum.com!

#9 - 1954.03-Tops In Human Highlights cover
As shared by Thommy Burns on the EC Fanatics FB page.

#10 - 1954.03-Tops EC article
Pgs 1 and 2 of this mostly pro-EC article.

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#11 - 1954.02-Writer's Digest -cover
And here's Bill Gaines looking for some writing help while giving a short history of comics as he saw it.
Shared by Philip Smith on the EC Fanatics FB page

#12 - 1954.02-Writer's Digest -Gaines feature pg1
Original source unknown.

#13 - 1954.02-Writer's Digest -Gaines feature pg2

#14 - 1954.02-Writer's Digest -Gaines feature pg3

#15 - 1954.02-Writer's Digest -Gaines feature pg4

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#16 - 1958.08-Boston area train station newsstand-DeWolf_1
Part of an archival project, featuring the photographs of Nick DeWolf
© the Nick DeWolf Foundation

To learn more about DeWolf read this link which ends with a link to a massive archive of his works:

Atom the Cat (Charlton) #12 (August 1958)
Mark Trail's Adventure Book of Nature (Pines) #1 (Summer 1958)

Tom & Jerry Comics (Dell) #170 (September 1958) down in the rack.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (Dell) #v18#12 (216) (September 1958)
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC) #31 (September 1958)
Tales of the Unexpected (DC) #29 (September 1958)
Detective Comics (DC) #259 (September 1958)
Superboy (DC) #67 (September 1958)
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan's Jungle Annual (Dell) #7 ([September] 1958))
Walt Disney's Vacation in Disneyland (Dell) 1958

Looks like an Atomic Bunny is the near hidden Charlton issue you can see between his leg. Probably issue 13.
And a Masked Raider (Charlton) #2 by his leg.

#17 - 1958.08-Boston area train station newsstand-DeWolf_2
Another from the same series.

#18 - 1975.04 -newsstand
Found on

(Caption on site) Horror titles (comics and magazines) were immensely popular at the time. The genre saw a huge resurgence in the ’70s for a number of reasons, all of them mutually reinforcing: the commercial success of 1968’s Night of the Living Dead and especially Rosemary’s Baby; changes in the Comics Code (1971) that permitted the depiction of “vampires, ghouls and werewolves”; the proliferation of syndicated TV horror showcases across the nation.

As much as I love The Tomb of Dracula and all of Marvel’s monster titles, DC really set the comics standard with The Unexpected, House of Mystery, House of Secrets, The Witching Hour, and Ghosts. Weird War (not pictured here) was a brilliant combination of the horror and war genres. If I had a choice of a full run, that’s the one I’d want.

Above the comics you’ll see some magazines, including Monsters Unleashed, Vampirella, and Famous Monsters of Filmland. The pile of Mad magazines on the bottom right is #174 (Apr. 1975).

#19 - 1976.02.22-Sunday Hartford Courant magazine
Original source unknown.

#20 - 1976.05-Newsstand. New York, NY-Morris Huberland
Huberland, Morris, 1909- (Photographer)

Morris Huberland Collection, NYPL

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. (1940 - 1979). Newsstand. New York, NY Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e08e6d10-12c9-0133-ed9a-58d385a7b928

A larger version of this can be found here:

Left row (top to bottom)
Swamp Thing #17 (July-August 1975)
Marvel Spotlight #28 (June 1976)
Weird Wonder Tales #15 (April 1976)
Strange Tales #185 (May 1976)
Incredible Hulk unknown number

Right row (top to bottom)
Tales of Voodoo unknown number
DC Special #21 (April-May 1976)
Tarzan Family #62 (March-April 1976)
Fightin' Marines #129 (May 1976)
Capt. Marvel #44 (May 1976)

That's it for this batch, hope you liked them,

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Historical Photos - a mixture
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