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The Ullage Group · 12h ago

The Cocktail Hour

The Cocktail Hour is now available! This classic cocktail guide from 1927 contains 224 recipes collected by Marcel Requien, and a running commentary on the proper drink (and etiquette) for e...
The Ullage Group · 1W ago

Illustrated Songbooks (1)

The illustrated songbook is an appealing hybrid, now seldom seen, as fewer homes have a piano to stack them on, and fewer people read music. Many of these songbooks were meant for children, ...
The Ullage Group · 3W ago

Memorable Magazines (8): A Wake Newslitter

I like the idea of a magazine devoted to only one book, particularly one that has now become so unpopular. A Wake Newslitter was devoted entirely to Finnegans Wake. Back in 1964, Joyce buffs...
The Ullage Group · 1M ago

Children’s Card Games (230)

The “Fun in Flight Deck” was published by United Airlines, probably in the ’70s. It contains 24 cards containing games to keep children occupied on those long flights. One side of the cards ...
The Ullage Group · 1M ago

I Am Sarcey

I Am Sarcey is now available from Black Scat Books! Francisque Sarcey was Paris’s most celebrated critic in the 1890s, and one of its most conservative. He famously panned Alfred Jarry’s Ubu...
The Ullage Group · 1M ago

Children’s Card Games (229)

The “Game of Wars” offered players a great deal of information about famous wars, on plain and sturdy cards. My copy came in an equally no-nonsense box, which asserted that the game was “ins...
The Ullage Group · 3M ago

Francis G. Attwood: A Forgotten Cartoonist

From about 1887 to 1899, Francis Gilbert Attwood contributed a monthly page to the magazine Life. (This is, of course, the old humor magazine, not the later one.) He seems to be forgotten no...
The Ullage Group · 4M ago

Memorable Magazines (7): Proceedings

The Proceedings of the College of Universal Wisdom was edited and published by George Van Tassel, one of the livelier contactees of the 1950s. He and his wife Eva settled in Yucca Valley, ne...
The Ullage Group · 5M ago

Music Down Through the Ages

From the pages of Life, July 9, 1925 (this is of course the old humorous Life, not the later news magazine), John Held Jr. illustrates the popularity of musical instruments among “college ch...
The Ullage Group · 5M ago

Political Playing Cards (2)

This curious deck rejoices in the name of “Political Satire Playing Deck 1,” and was published in 1975 by the Spanish company Heraclio Fournier. The drawings are credited to Ortuño. The poli...