"Two powder compacts by Cartier c. 1925. On the left, an exquisite pierced gold piece, and on the right a black enamel compact set with diamonds."
"Millefiori-coloured cigarette case in cellulose nitrate, with a novelty clasp in the form of a hand. The flexibility of the material is perfectly suited to such objects, the hand slipping over the rounded edge securing the case shut. French, 1930s."
Don’t remember what I scanned these from, but I had another page from the same book that showed both objects and had the accompanying text. Not great scans.
"House of Tomorrow" by industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes. Don’t remember what I scanned it from.
Six-Gun Gorilla. Perhaps my favorite entry in this site, the Six-Gun Gorilla appeared in Adventure and Wizard in 1926 (I think). I do not know who created him. O’Neil was an actual gorilla, who had been trapped as a baby, brought to the States, and sold to Johnson, a Colorado prospector.
Johnson, a kind man, treated O’Neil very well. He also taught O’Neil how to dig, fetch firewood, haul up buckets of water, cook, clean, and (oh dear) load and fire a revolver. Naturally, when Johnson is murdered for what he knows about “the great motherlode,” O’Neil ooks revenge.
He straps on a bandolier and two six-shooters and begins tracking the thieves across a hundred miles of Colorado mountains and badlands. He picks them off one by one, meanwhile discovering a talent for holding up stagecoaches and using them to chase fleeing gunmen. It’s all great fun, really.
You can read the entire "weird west" saga of the Six-Gun Gorilla here. It turns out he’s actually from 1939, and his adventures only appeared in The Wizard rather than two different magazines.
I don’t remember where I originally got the image from.
Elektro and his dog, Sparko, at the 1939 World’s Fair. According to Wikipedia, he later starred in a movie with Mamie van Doren and Tuesday Weld called Sex Kittens Go to College.
Scan from The Great Robot Book.
The Aviation Building from the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Don’t remember what I scanned it from.