Some of the greatest Christmas memories from our childhoods are what we found waiting for us under the Christmas tree from year to year.
Whether the start of school fills you with great excitement and anticipation or with a profound sense of dread, each year we must start anew. With a new school year comes the inevitable shopping trips for new school clothing. Store circulars fill the mailbox and are stuffed into the daily newspapers – it would be [...]
We have a pretty large collection of restaurant-ware coffee cups at the Retroplanet.com offices. When looking it over one day I could not help but think about how much Dunkin’ Donuts has changed from the old days. Dunkin’s opened its first store in Quincy, MA in 1950. Probably 35 years ago or so, my friends [...]
From B Movie to Respected Movie Genre The Spaghetti Western is a film genre that originated around 1960. The genre encompasses movies with a Western theme that were made primarily by Italians, but has also come to encompass any Western made in continental Europe. The American Western had always been a favorite movie genre for [...]
Coca-Cola’s Different Bottle Shapes Coca-Cola was first bottled by the Biedenharn Candy Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1894. The proprietor, Joseph A. Biedenharn, was a customer of The Coca-Cola Company, buying Coca-Cola syrup and serving the soft drink to customers at his soda fountain. He came up with the idea of making Coke available to [...]
From Chicago to Los Angeles… Also known as “The Mother Road” and the “Will Rogers highway”, Route 66 was a national roadway that extended from the eastern region of the United States to the west coast. Its purpose was to connect both rural and urban streets to a major roadway system. The idea for a [...]
Reproduction Fisher-Price Pull Toys for Today’s Kids In 1931, Fisher-Price released its first product line at the International Toy Fair in New York City. The sixteen toys, all made of wood, were quite successful, despite tough financial times for most Americans. Fisher-Price’s goal was make durable action toys that children would want to play with, [...]