It's here. It's definitely here and we can feel it. Summer has arrived in Portland—they say that the summer usually doesn't "officially" arrive here until around July 4th, and by golly, they're right. We're expecting temps in the 90s this week—I know that's no biggie to most of you on the eastern seaboard, but over here in the great northwest, it's kind of a big deal.
To kick it off, here's some summery vintage scans for you:
Fun Avis ad from Sunset magazine, January 1962.
"Now! If you want safety belts, you can have them up front at no extra charge on most '62 models."
Umm...gee, thanks, Avis!
Seattle Welcome Guide
Nice little pamphlet from the Seattle Convention and Tourist Bureau. 1959. No illustrator credit.
Dubble Bubble ad in Family Circle magazine, August 1953.
From Music 'Round The Clock, Follett Publishing Company, 1955. Illustrator is Val Samuelson.
Summer is the time for jungle gyms and freaky kids, apparently.
Ooo! Some leftover fireworks from 4th of July:
Mayflower Dairy Magic
Fun little booklet for Mayflower dairy products. No date, no illustrator credit. Thinking it's probably early 50s, based on the look and style of the photographs they have on the back cover (not shown in my Flickr or here). The little cook there is so fun. Yay! Cooking!
Anytime you've got a little cook with a wand pointing to a big star with the word CHEESE in the middle, I'm going to scan it, people.
Yay! Cottage cheese! Ice cream! Yay!
Summer is here.