M.Leddy + dowdyworld   334

Main Streets
Griffy and Zippy in Norwich, Connecticut.
comics  dowdyworld  Zippy 
2 days ago by M.Leddy
Purees and spelling lessons
Comics are not just purees and spelling lessons. There’s also realism.
comics  dowdyworld  food  Zippy 
17 days ago by M.Leddy
Soil as a verb
A Henry panel. “Soil” is a verb you don’t hear much these days.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry  words 
12 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Life before air-conditioning
In 1998, Arthur Miller wrote for The New Yorker about life before air-conditioning.
dowdyworld  summer 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
Rhymes with Moscow
Today’s Zippy calls for knowledge of a jingle.
comics  dowdyworld  television  Zippy 
june 2018 by M.Leddy
Got gum?
In the dowdy world, all stamps must be licked.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry  mail 
june 2018 by M.Leddy
It’s ringing
“The expectation of pickup was what made phones a synchronous medium.”
dowdyworld  telephone 
june 2018 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
Best drugstore in the movies? Now with an instance of what I love about the Internets.
dowdyworld  film 
june 2018 by M.Leddy
They’re back
British phone booths, repurposed in imaginative ways.
dowdyworld  telephone 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
Dowdy finals
Fountain pens, postcards, bells.
BeverlyCleary  dowdyworld  exams 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
MU
MUrray Hill-Seven Seven-Five-Hundred. MUrray Hill-Seven Seven-Five-Hundred.
dowdyworld  telephone  television 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Anti-Establishment
Striking back at the processed milkshake establishment.
dowdyworld  food  restaurants  words 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Beginning with “say”
“Say, did you ever see a bellhop that didn’t want to be a fighter?”
dowdyworld  film 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
A conversation from another world
From Father Knows Best. They don’t make colleges like this anymore.
college  dowdyworld  television 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Branching out
From Father Knows Best: “The successful engineer today also needs to know languages, economics, philosophy, the humanities.”
dowdyworld  humanities  television 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Crispix Corridor
Today’s Zippy is a treat for anyone who loves the metropolitan dowdy world.
comics  dowdyworld  Zippy 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
An utterance from another world
From Father Knows Best: “Your dinner jacket just arrived from the cleaners.”
dowdyworld  television 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
“Telephone Inside”
It must be in the dowdy world, not the future, because the telephone booth still has a telephone.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry  telephone 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
The return of the phone booth, sort of
The New York Times reports on the return of the phone booth, sort of — phone-booth-like structures that afford privacy in open-floor workplace.
dowdyworld  telephone 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
“It’s Automatic”
Today’s Zippy channels a postcard explanation of what to do in a Horn & Hardart Automat.
comics  dowdyworld  Zippy 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Yet another Henry gum machine
Where would we be without streetside mirrors?
comics  dowdyworld  Henry 
march 2018 by M.Leddy
Manually operated elevators
The New York Times visits some of the city’s manually operated elevators.
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
Dry goods, &c.
What are dry goods anyway?
dowdyworld  words 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
World Book Things
Five minutes into the first episode of the new season of Stranger Things, I was thrilled to see the World Book Encyclopedia, or at least a partial set, on a shelf in Dustin’s house.
childhood  dowdyworld  television 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Goodbye, Smart Trend by Sunglow
Goodbye, Smart Trend by Sunglow dresser, a mid-century modern dresser that long outlived its time.
dowdyworld  life 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
“Technocracy Debunked”
An Everyday Science and Mechanics cover, February 1933.
design  dowdyworld  magazines  technology 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
Subway payphone, 1932
Ephemeral New York shows us what a New York City subway payphone looked like in 1932 .
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity  telephone 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
DISCARD
On the back flyleaf, stamped in red: DISCARD.
books  dowdyworld 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
“CIRCUS THEN”
Today’s Henry shows once again that the strip’s billboards are of the lattice variety.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Zippy’s Darkroom
At 5370 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
comics  dowdyworld  LosAngeles  Zippy 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Escaping in a Buick
Zippy and Griffy flee into the past.
comics  dowdyworld  Zippy 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
“School supplies and fun”
A 1953 Woolworth advertisement for school supplies.
dowdyworld  pencils  stationery  supplies 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Flying high on Dextrose
An advertisement from Boys’ Life, January 1937.
advertising  dowdyworld 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
“The latest!”
“The narrow-brimmed straw," aka the stingy brim.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Zippy Automat
Zippy pretends he’s in an Automat.
comics  dowdyworld  Zippy 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Watch-band calendar
From the Myles Kimball catalogue.
dowdyworld 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Overheard
From the dowdy world: a voice speaks.
dowdyworld  overheard 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
An “over and over”
Brick and mortar! Brick and mortar! Brick and mortar!
comics  dowdyworld  Henry  Zippy 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Henry TV
Henry’s dog Dusty is sitting too close to the television.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry  television 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Henry washes dishes
By hand, standing in front of a curtained window.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Life’s “we”
Life’s sense of an American.
culture  dowdyworld 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Hours of outage
“Please enter the ten-digit telephone number you are calling in reference to.”
diction  dowdyworld  telephone 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
The Golden Voice
The first voice of the UK’s “speaking clock.”
dowdyworld  film  time 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Remembrance of Vicks past
Not just a fragrant reminder of childhood but something like the WD-40 of mentholated ointments.
childhood  dowdyworld 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
Dowdy-world brands
In The New York Times, Wendy MacLeod writes about “Name Brand Nostalgia.”
dowdyworld 
february 2017 by M.Leddy
BIZZ
Trailing clouds of glory, Henry approaches a two-dimensional variety store.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry 
december 2016 by M.Leddy
A Side Street police station
Coat rack, bulletin board, schoolhouse light-fixture, desk lamp, fancy telelectric-radiophonic communications equipment, and oh! those cabinets and drawers.
dowdyworld  film 
december 2016 by M.Leddy
Some operator
Wait — is she a? Yes, she’s an elevator operator.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry 
november 2016 by M.Leddy
Mail chutes redux
Beautiful technology, relying on nothing more than gravity and walls.
dowdyworld  mail 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Twistee Treat
This soft-serve stand closed in 2014.
dowdyworld  photography 
september 2016 by M.Leddy
Weather in the air
Diane Schirf writes about weather radios.
dowdyworld  radio  weather 
july 2016 by M.Leddy
Footnotes
A show of hands: who remembers working out footnotes with a typewriter?
BeverlyCleary  dowdyworld  typewriter 
july 2016 by M.Leddy
A Henry scooter
Kids really did ride around on scooters made from produce crates and roller skates.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
Les Waas (1921–2016)
The creator of the Mister Softee jingle.
advertising  dowdyworld 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Fine Arts radiator
Fine Arts Building, Chicago.
dowdyworld 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Another Henry report card
Henry last received a report card on January 30. There must have been more frequent report cards Back Then.
comics  dowdyworld  Henry 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
An EXchange name on screen
Also vertical files, wooden file trays, &c. From Armored Car Robbery.
dowdyworld  supplies  telephone 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
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