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Vintage Finds: Stronghold Building Screws and Nails Display

Aug 12, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We discovered a vintage find that is a great example of stylish mid-century advertising. This sample display from the Independent Nail & Packing Co. was created using type fonts and colors that were very popular in 1957—the copyright date of the printed display. The bold red, black, white and pink are all colors that were

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Blue Ridge Glass Corp. Salesman Samples

May 22, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

In the early 19th century (and long before that as well), salesmen use to tote around samples of their wares to potential customers. This is still true nowadays, but today it’s done a little differently than it was then. Whereas today salesmen are outfitted with slick mass-produced samples and carrying cases, years ago sample boxes

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