Thursday, September 26, 2019

Retro And Contemporary

Carrying on with where we left off yesterday, this is the standard rig for a dog who works in search and rescue operations. A panel introduces one of the dogs who does this sort of work.


I moved on into a section which explored changing technology in and around the home. This included the kitchen.


And outside the home. As suburbia started to grow after the Second World War, cars like the VW Beetle grew in popularity.


Of course if you had a home in the suburbs, you'd have to mow the lawn. And this being Canada, you'd have to do something about all that snow falling.


Some of you might remember when televisions looked like this.


And then there's this video cassette recorder, from the early days of the technology.


This is more contemporary, a roomba, which is also an alternate form of transportation for many a housecat.


I stepped back out into Artifact Alley.

40 comments:

  1. Interesting post. Rescue dogs are so cool!

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  2. Now I think I belong in a museum too !Nearly all these things except the dog of course we had at home and my second car was a Volkswagen !

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  3. Wow. Dogs, I´m not a fan, but wee. They sure are the best man´s friend, taking whatever it takes.
    My first ride was in a Beetle - but I can´t remember ... but some of the following I do!

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  4. Been too long since I commented!! Is it a bad thing that I remember most of those things from my childhood and early adulthood?

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  5. Interessante esta exposição, aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  6. Your new header is spectacular. It's amazing how much of this technology I used over the years.

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  7. I love the design from the old fridges ... not the technology from then ...
    The dogs ... are such intelligent creatures!

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  8. Memories of old times...
    Your new header photo is great.

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  9. Hello, I love the new header. I am thankful for the technology we have today. Wishing you a great day!

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  10. ...a wonderful collection of items that I remember well.

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  11. Nice collection of interesting stuff. I like the dog getup, complete with little booties.

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  12. My lawn boy lawn mower is in the museum! I bought my lawn mower in 1971 and still use it!

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  13. @Linda: definitely!

    @Gattina: my parents had a couple of Beetles.

    @Italiafinlandia: I agree.

    @Iris: the Beetle was widespread.

    @Deb: not necessarily!

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @David: the VCR is familiar, though that type predates the first one we had in the house.

    @Ella: they are!

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Jan: thank you.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Tom: some more for me, others not.

    @DJan: I liked that too.

    @RedPat: so did I.

    @Red: it's been awhile since I've used a mower.

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  14. I've been working on my family history and one of the things that has given me pause is the difference in farming and home living since my great grandfather's time. Tractors for outside, refrigerators for in. This looks like a really interesting exhibit. (Love the rescue dog's outfit.)

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  15. I love that dog gear. It's amazing to see all those refrigerators across the years. They've come a long way.

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  16. Fun exhibit. I love the retro cars!

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  17. My husband’s first car in 1971 was a VW beetle.

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  18. A good display. I remember the first TV sets that were black boxes with a round screen. Snow during a cast was inevitable and still people remained glued to it. Tweeted.

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  19. Love going back to memory lane, thanks for sharing.

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  20. A lot of changes since those days. Fun to see them again.
    Thanks, William.

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  21. @Jeanie: I did too.

    @Sharon: I'm personally familiar with the last two types of fridges here.

    @Tamago: thank you.

    @Marie: small world!

    @Mari: that doesn't surprise me.

    @Alexandria: you're welcome.

    @Bill: things keep changing!

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  22. the dog with goggles is too great!! i love seeing how items have changed over the years. always interesting. ( ;

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  23. Your post makes me feel so old. How things have changed in just my life time. No running hot water, no electric kettle or toaster or washing machine. The thought of a dishwasher would have been met with guffaws of laughter. No indoor toilet. I could go on but you get my drift.

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  24. We certainly have come a long way, there is something special about retro though ☺

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  25. wow ! fascinating items~ A VW convertible was my first car ~ neat search and rescue dogs ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  26. That VW looks very much like the antique I saw in County Galway a couple of years ago.

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  27. @Beth: thank you.

    @Fun 60: no indoor toilets is an issue I've only seen with camping.

    @Grace: that's true!

    @Carol: thank you!

    @Revrunner: there's still some out there.

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  28. I was feeling old until we stepped back into Artifact Alley. Most of it is older than I am.

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  29. Supertest! BTW, ESSO is a common word in the crossword puzzles I'm addicted to.

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  30. Some of that old stuff looks painfully familiar.

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  31. Still within living memory and on display in a museum, makes me feel old:)

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  32. The displays are very good, great photographs and post.

    All the best Jan

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  33. We used to have a TV very similar to the one shown when I was growing up in NJ. Also, I liked seeing the adaptive sports equipment which can allow disabled persons to enjoy the activities too.

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  34. This is a section of the museum which would interest me ... I am interested in "domestic" history. Even in my 65 years so much as changed in the home. I wonder what the future holds.

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  35. It is interesting comparing them like this.

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  36. I would love a new fridge that looks like a vintage fridge.

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