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Vintage Bus Tickets

A Vintage Flavor has a dozen bus tickets from Milwaukee in the 1930s. Imagine riding the bus all week for just a dollar! In those days, it was cost-effective to redesign the passes every week to discourage re-use or counterfeiting. Or maybe they just liked them to look nice! Link -via Metafilter

Entombment Technologies to Protect You from Being Buried Alive

The fear of being buried alive is an old one, and is even the origin of the phrase “saved by the bell”. Annalee Newitz of io9 has a roundup of technologies developed over the years, right up to the present day, to prevent a person from meeting this fate. Pictured above is Thomas Pursell’s 1930s-era [...]

Appetizing Architecture

Nothing draws attention like oversized objects, and when you’re traveling along the highway, hungry people notice big food. During the 1930s, buildings that look like something else popped up all over to draw in travelers, and many still exist. See 24 examples of appetizing architecture in this collection. Shown is the Big Duck in Flanders, [...]