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A.N. Lucas's 88x31 Button Collection.
I collect numbered White Albums and currently have 2,435 copies. Every album is posted. Let me know if you have a copy in any condition." Via Gray.
Annual post. Light fuse and get away.
Vintage Television Test Cards Gallery, via Kottke.
Soviet radio logos. Via P&C.
Vintage Library Cards (Also Called Library Tickets).
A yearly tradition, Crackerpacks.
Repost via Phineas, a subject close to our hearts: The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies.
M. C. Escher (1898-1972). Prints and Drawings. The Boston Public Library collection is now digitized.
Typology of Sugar Cubes. Thanks Marshall.
"Conserve the Sound is an online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are partially already gone or are about to disappear from our daily life."
Dead Country Stamps and Banknotes. Fantastic resource with tons of images and history. Highly recommended.
We need to an internet of unmonetisable enthusiasms, by Russel Davies. Thanks for that.
Swede dreams are made of this. Collection of product packaging.
Sweden's Museum of Failure succeeds. Thanks Marshall.
Reference material for the next coudal.com redesign! The Teletext Museum, via P&C.
1001 Hi-Fi The Stereo Museum, vintage stereo porn, via P&C.
Museum of Soviet Arcade Games. Via P&C.
"Manhole Enjoy Promotion!" Manhole trading cards beloved by Japanese "Manholers."
Local note, Explore Chicago Collections let's you discover the history and culture of our fair city.
Local note: Our pals at the Busy Beaver Button Museum are hosting My Button, My Choice, their inaugural fundraiser, on Monday at 5:30 PM at Lagunitas. You drink a few beers and make a custom button for your own personal cause, they get a few bucks, everyone wins!
Classic Candy Collection Uncovered in Crumbling Congress.
There are an estimated 15,000 operational house museums in the United States.
Wydawnictwo Iskry on Pinterest. Terrific collection of Polish book covers from the 1920s on. Via Present & Correct. Some faves: I. II. III. IV. V.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art now offers the use of 375,000 images for unrestricted use by the public.
Matchbooks from Shuttered Chicago Businesses. Sweet collection, annotated.
Flyer Fever, a huge archive of vintage computer game flyers. I. II. III.
Matchbloc, a fine collection of Eastern Bloc matchbook covers.
Coffee Lids. Definitely MoOM-ish. Via Gray.
An instant MoOM classic, Soviet Mosaics. Great collection of images and art. Thanks Marshall.
Local note. Moholy-Nagy: Future Present at the Art Institute. Highly recommended. A big, beautifully organized exhibition. Great writing too.
My kind of museum, the Tassen Museum of Bags and Purses.
Japanese Matchbook Covers.
Gallery of Album Covers Recreated in MS Paint, a fantastic addition to our Museum of Online Museums.
Harvard Art Museum's Bauhaus collection.
A fantastic addition to our Museum of Online Museums, The Vault of VHS, dedicated to the design of retail VHS packaging, for both home & pre-recorded tapes. Via P&C.
Japanese Matchbox Labels from the 20s-40s.
Can The Can is a lovely collection of Portugeuse cans. Via MeFi
Old Battery mini-gallery.
Matt Lee has a gorgeous collection of Indian Matchboxes.
MoOM-worthy for sure, Los Angeles Air Raid Sirens. Thanks to P&C.
Soviet Matchbook Collection.
Perfect for The MoOM, Alan May's excellent Label and Tag Gallery.
The Vault of VHS.
The Museum of Talking Boards.
Updated weekly with 150 additions per year, James Lileks' Matchbook Museum is a fun browse and fully annotated. I. II. III.
An instant MoOM classic, The Museum of Japanese Train Station Stamps. Via Present & Correct.
Nice collection of 70s Sci-Fi art.
MoMA, The Collection. 65,000 works now online.
Do Not Disturb.
For the MoOM, A visual survey of NYC to-go coffee cups. Via TiH.
Wellcome Images is one of the world's richest and most unique collections, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.
We're proud to say that the Elias Jones has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we've sent him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
The Mellotron and Novatron - Leslie Bradley, UK,1963, just one entry from the excellent and comprehensive 120 Years of Electronic Music. Via P&C.
An instant MoOM classic, the Diana Korzenik Collection of Art Education Ephemera is massive and includes these sweet crayons and Augsburg's Action Drawing Cards, among other treasures. Thanks to the always observant Present & Correct.
The LACMA Reading Room, digitized catalogs from previous exhibitions, and more.
"When Frank began painting posters for Ghanaian movie theaters he was given a clear mandate: If the movie was gory, the poster should be gorier. If it was sexy, make the poster sexier. And when in doubt, throw in a fish. "
An instant MoOM classic, The People Holding Posters Gallery.
We're proud to say that the Maura Statman has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we've sent her some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Batman tv show premier, check this collection of bat labels. Also, read this by Dr. Drang.
"This morning The New York Public Library made over 187K digital items in the public domain available for high resolution download. This is one of many experiments by the NYPL Labs to help patrons understand and explore what was contained in that release." Bravo.
An instant MoOM classic, The Product Manual Archive, "a collection of classic owners manuals, catalogs, hang tags, and other things." I. II. III. Via Things Magazine.
A perfectly timed exhibition titled "Selfies on Paper" is currently on display at the Rijksmuseum. The Amsterdam museum is asking visitors to trade their selfie sticks for pencils and paper. Darn, looks like we missed a nice Field Notes sponsorship opportunity.
"Regrettably perhaps, this emphasis on specialism has become commonplace and the esoteric is now the everyday. Everyone states an interest in craft and skill and 'creativity,'but what really seems to make a thing stand out on the contemporary internet is a striking blend of the eccentric and the skilful, the intangible qualities of the 'viral object,' as opposed to the quiet joy of individual discovery." Right on. No Longer Collecting for Ourselves, by Things Magazine.
Expo 67 Montreal Postcard Gallery.
The Gluten Free Museum.
We're proud to say that the Fergus Wessel has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending them some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
We're proud to say that the D'Ortenzio Family has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending them some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
Jay Steele writes to say that Photogrammar should be in The MoOM, and he's right. It's Yale's "platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information."
A nice collection of original aircraft and spacecraft illustrations from Clavework Graphics.
A MoOM classic, the Interface: People, Machines, Design, an exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney that examines how design has been applied to information technology products. I. II. III.
J. Kingston Pierce's Killer Covers, pulp covers displayed and analyzed daily. Via Things Mag.
We're proud to say that Johnson Hur has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
Iconsfeed, an online gallery of iOS icons.
Soviet Bus Stops, Thanks Marshall.
Here's one for our Museum of Online Museums, the archive of Corridors from Science Fiction Movies. Of course you should start here.
Vintage Robots and related materials. Via Present & Correct.
An instant MoOM classic, Power Lines in Anime, "Dedicated to power lines, power line support poles and lattices, and rail overhead lines." Via Things Mag.
"Existing as diagrams, drawings or written descriptions, these devices never produce a sound. Yet they are no less a part of musical culture for that. Indeed, fictophones represent an essential if hitherto unrecognized domain of musical thought and activity, and it is in order to catalog these conceptual artifacts that we have established the first institution of its kind: the Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments." Via Public Domain Review.
Corpus typographique français. Via MessyNessyChic.
Kelly Leonard is the newest member of our quasi-prestigious Board of Directors for our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next.
Related to the last, The War of the Worlds Book Cover Collection is fantastic. I. II. III.
All the Wacky Packages, 1973-76. Via Mefi.
Calculating how long it will take to check out all 4007 entries in the Museum of Pocket Calculating Devices. A beautiful collection and a staple of the Museum of Online Museums for years. Tweeted by Present and Correct, who also reminds us to check Datamath.
For the MoOM. The best of the worst, Pulp Covers.
The Vault of Retro Sci-Fi.
An instant MoOM classic, Eraser World! From Russia, check the collection by brand in the right hand column. Via Present and Correct.
Crazy French pulp paperback covers. Via Things.
Passport Index is an interactive tool, which collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world.
A nice addition to the MoOM, the Gluten-Free Museum. Via Waxy.
So MoOM: Kindra Murphy's huge collection of Milwaukee weekly bus passes, referenced in yesterday's CityLab story about their demise. Via our pal HP.
Covering Lolita. 210 covers from 40 countries and 58 years.
The End is Nigh, Present & Correct's selections of endpapers from this gallery of Japanese Rare Books and Materials.
The Prancing Puss, a gallery of feline art.
Gallery of QSL. More on the subject here. Beware: serious rabbit hole.
The Gallery of Architectural Construction Toys makes for a nice addition to our Museum of Online Museums.
We're proud to say that Brigitte Martin has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending her some gifts to go along with our thanks.
Out of control control panel photos. Especially this one. Via Present and Correct.
An instant MoOM classic, The Arcade Flyer Archive. I. II. III.
An instant (and definitely nsfw) MoOM classic, the Erotic Bookplate Gallery.
Collectors collected. Selections from Jane McDevitt's matchboxes from Europe and Japan. More at CW and much more on her Flickr. Great stuff.
Hatch Heaven. "We just love hatchbacks." A definitely MoOM-worthy collection. This came to our attention when we saw the lovely business cards Segura designed.
Perfect for our Museum of Online Museums, the Toaster Foundation.
Bavarian BonBon Bag Collection.
Vintage Czech Beer Coasters Galore. Great find by Present and Correct.
This is absolutely priceless and goes directly into The MoOM. The Gallery of posed studio "action" shots of 19th Century Baseball Players.
"Shelf Life is a collection for curious minds--opening doors, pulling out drawers, and taking the lids off some of the incredible, rarely-seen items in the American Museum of Natural History."
Mid-20th Century Matchbox Art.
A beauty for the MoOM, check Eastern Bloc Songs, a big collection of 7" vinyl sleeves. I. II. III. Via Present and Correct.
Car Show Promotional Bags Gallery.
Vintage Halloween Masks. So great, via Kate Donnelly.
For our Museum of Online Museums, enjoy the Pulp Paperback Cover Gallery, "The Best Of The Worst." I love Khoi's take on some of the original paintings.
The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (Municipal Museum of The Hague) manages the extensive archive of the graphic designer Gerd Arntz (1900-1988). It's a little tough to browse but worth the effort. Via Present and Correct.
Family crests from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
in a 1902 calendar of colour woodblock prints. From BibliOdyssey, of course.
Indian Newspaper Nameplate Collection. Via Susan Everett.
Stanford's new Revs Digital Library "provides a web-based tour through the world of the automobile - its past, present and future." Nice, thanks RPB.
Paper Dresses and Psychedelic Catsuits, vintage airline fashions from Collectors Weekly. See also, Cliff Muskiet's Stewardess & Flight Attendant Uniform Collection.
For the MoOM, the Large Letter Postcard Gallery. Thanks to Links Modernos.
for the MoOM: a collection of player piano rolls, including four Scott Joplin compositions played by the man himself. (Thanks Jamie)
Just because I needed to find them again: Oil Cans!
Science and Tech Ad Collection. Via Quipsologies.
Straight into the MoOM goes the DMMap, The Digitized Medieval Manuscripts App. Check the blog too. Via Mefi.
The Computer Virus Catalog.
The Swiss Packaging Museum goes straight into The MoOM. Via Present and Correct.
Linked once a year, right around this date. Crackerpacks. Light fuse and get away.
Hundreds of women running from houses.
Matthew tweets, "A nomination for The MoOM: huge collection of Japanese train station stamps." Seconded. Motion carried.
"Best Builders of Socialism" matchbox label series (1960) from the site of Oliver Tomas, which is chock full of stuff like this that belongs in The MoOM. Via Things Mgazine.
These are my personal, perhaps idiosyncratic, takes on 290 films noir. Don't expect lengthy plot outlines or arcane trivia. I focus on each film as the story on the screen, which is all that really matters. The articles are short and I hope to the point." Via MeFi.
Revisiting the Vintage Paperback Archive, a staple of The MoOM. There's always a lot of design and typographic inspiration to be found here, but also "Recent Sleaze." There you'll find the illustrations of Robert Bonfils, who "did some of his best work during the hippy era. I. II. III.
Straight to the MoOM with this collection of Chinese Public Health Posters.
Marketplace chats with Sree Sreenivasan, digital officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, about the process of digitizing 400,000 works of art.
"Unlike that of certain of my traveling companions, Coudal Partners' definition of what constitutes a museum is democratic. Generous, even." Ayun Halliday for Open Culture on our Museum of Online Museums (MoOM): A Mega Collection of 220 Online Exhibitions. Thanks for that.
Posted in collections by Things Magazine, Recognition Models: Battleships Edition.
Straight to the MoOM for the Emily Dickinson Archive.
A long-time feature in our Museum of Online Museums is the Beer Coaster (Beer Mats) Gallery. This morning, Present & Correct picked out some excellent examples from this huge collection. BTW, we have a few of our own hand letter-pressed coasters still available for purchase. They were made to go along with the Field Notes "Drink Local Edition."
Straight to the MoOM for the Cornell University Library Windows on the Past collection.
Artificial Owl collects "fascinating abandoned man-made creations."
An instant MoOM classic, Calculating is a treasure trove of wheel charts, slide charts and other analog calculating tools like these Apollo Mission Analyzers. Sweet.
An instant MoOM classic, the Nuclear Reactor Illustration Gallery. Via Kottke.
"A random selection of a handful of images, eye candy and history from around the world." Mefi member nickyskye selects some nice examples from the thousands of photos unlocked this week by The American Museum of Natural History. Like this beauty for example.
An instant MoOM classic, The Israeli Vintage Napkin Museum including Mustard Boy. Thanks to Neal at Present & Correct.
Due to an embarrassing administrative error, the Busy Beaver Button Museum was absent from the MoOM's Permanent Collection. This situation has been remedied.
Cliff Muskiet's amazing Stewardess/Flight Attendant Uniform Collection is the sort of thing you'll find in The MoOM, our Museum of Online Museums.
Plastic Toy Soldier Pictures.
Finally! My complete source for thermal scale and grocery labels. Thanks Reilly.
Fantastic collection for the MoOM. Voices of East Anglia's groovy Japanese print ads from the 60s and 70s. Via Things.
Head On by Cai Guo Qiang, in which "99 life-sized wolves attempt to leap over a glass wall, then pick themselves up to try again." From the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
A huge spectacular stack of Russian Airline Ephemera for the MoOM. Via Present & Correct.
A prominent place in the MoOM for The Museum of Uncut Funk.
(That last post comes courtesy of my buddy Jen, an archivist at RIT's Vignelli Center. Not a bad way to make a living.)
Don't spit on a nun! Dutch Safety Posters.
Northern Army is preserving their favorite Canadian logos. Via Quipsologies.
Straight to the MoOM with Toaster Central.
Syracuse University Libraries' Street & Smith Dime Novel Cover Collection. Via Things Mag.
The Russian Cheese Label Museum goes right into the Museum of Online Museums. Via Present and Correct.
For the MoOM galleries, Russian Math Books as selected by Present & Correct. From whence they came.
The Pattern Library is a handy library full of... patterns.
Manhole Covers of the World Gallery.
A collection of art found in video games. Via It's Nice That.
Headed straight into the MoOM: the Arcade Flyer Archive.
The Strong Museum's Toy Hall of Fame.
"Digital restoration is a tricky business. The need is to 'remove' the effects of wear and tear and fading without losing site of the original style, look and intentions of color and detail." The collection of X-Ray Delta One is magnificent.
Brian Mohney has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks.
Not sure how we missed this but the SPAM Museum goes straight to the MoOM
Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture. Check the exhibition on photography in book design, Cover Shot.
Lovely. The Eggnog Project, by Madeleine Eiche. Perfect for our Museum of Online Museums. Via Colin Devroe.
Two instant MoOM classics, The Blank Tape Gallery and a Collection of Cassette Tape Inserts. Both via Things Magazine.
Messy Nessy presents a set of annotated images of Vintage Matchbooks. Top notch. Much more from the original source, FlamingTurkeyWings on Flickr.
These Americans organizes vintage images into categories, without comment. Check American Road Trip for example. The collection is sortable many ways, frequently NSFW, and a delightful addition to our Museum of Online Museums.
Straight to the MoOM for the Center for PostNatural History.
Lovely collection of National Park Maps. Via Cool Material.
Straight to the MoOM for this great Gallery of Haldeman-Julius Pocket Series and Little Blue Book Wrappers. Via Things.
An instant MoOM classic, Matt Lee's massive collection of Matchboxes from the Subcontinent. So great, via Things Magazine.
An amazing addition to The MoOM, the Chewing Gum Wrapper Collection Gallery. Thanks to Neal of Present & Correct.
An instant MoOM classic, The Walkman Gallery. So great. See also, Grant Hutchinson's collection.
An instant MoOM classic. 1980s Horror Movie Poster Logos and Typography, from Christian Annyas.
Signs of Buffalo NY. So great, via The DDC.
The New Yorker goes for a ride. Via Veerle.
The MoOM Mug is exclusively for benefactors.
"The Crested Asterisk camouflages itself in poor syntax, relying on this tactic to confuse its predators and prey. It is the only specimen known to cause injury by way of over-emphasis." A Field Guide to Uncommon Punctuation, by Peter Kispert.
An instant MoOM classic. Frank Mulvey's Collection of Letterheads from the 1960s. Totally fabulous, just start with the printers. Thanks Meinert.
The Timetablist, images of airline timetables, airline route map images, airline ads, new airline service advertisements, first flight covers of commercial airline flights. Yep, that one belongs in The MoOM. Via Things.
An instant MoOM classic, Mid-century Consumer Packaging from Sweden. Via swissmiss.
Jennifer Kennard on vintage cigar box labels and trim.
Farewell afternoon, hello MoOM entry: Old Los Angeles Restaurants. "The kind that ain't there no more."
An instant MoOM classic, Gallery of Tea Tags.
An instant MoOM classic, The Evolution of Soft Drink Cans. Via Brand Flakes.
Ugh, The Places I Go, a personal collection of photos of bathrooms visited, starting back in June of 2006.
Gallery of Envelope Security Patterns. Perfect for The MoOM. Via The Casual Optimist.
A fine collection of Great Art in Ugly Rooms.
Unnikrishna Menon Damodaran has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums, making him our first Board Member from Bahrain. We're sending UMD some gifts to go along with our thanks.
For the MoOM, The Museum of Cigarette Packaging.
The San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives. 150K images, featuring all kinds of great stuff like this Apollo Training Manual. Yowza. I. II. III.
A zillion fruit labels at Legufrulabelofolie and some nice selections of same at Letterology. Via Quipsologies.
Haris Bacac of Adficient
has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks.
Straight into the MoOM goes the Travel Ephemera Museum of Graphic Design from the 1920s and 1930s. A fantastic collection, via Things.
Bill Williams has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks.
Straight to the MoOM for Villanova U's Dime Novel and Popular Literature Collection.
Straight to the MoOM for NASA's Space Food Hall of Fame. Via MeFi.
"...a landscape of lovely neon, local charm, and individuality." The American Motel, a collection from James Lileks. Fab.
A MoOM classic, our pal Bill Keaggy's Periodic Table of Periodic Tables.
Retro Syntheszier Print Ads Gallery. I. II. III.
Zoltan Bodnar found a small leather book of forgotten Hungarian matchbox covers in his grandmothers house.
Dice for The MoOM. Via Mefi.
Great addition to our MoOM, The American Motel.
Straight to the MoOM for the wonderful Cool Culinaria which rescues vintage menu art and repurposes it as tees, posters and prints.
"Why buy a Visual 102 instead of a DEC VT102?" A good question, answered in an ad that exists as part of John Claudi Electronics, a collection of all things vintage computer.
This lovely Gallery of Tea Tags is perfect for MoOM.
has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending her some gifts to go along with our thanks.
University College London Museums, The Micrarium, a place for tiny things.
For the MoOM, 657 Russian Bookjackets. Via Present & Correct.
Ice Cream Trucks, as photographed by Luke Stephenson.
Philip Birmingham has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Remember, unlike with most cultural institutions, when you make a donation to The MoOM, there are virtually no benefits, snootiness or responsibilities, and as an added bonus, it isn't even tax free!
Andrew Dale has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Remember, unlike with most cultural institutions, when you make a donation to The MoOM, there are virtually no benefits, snootiness or responsibilities, and as an added bonus, it isn't even tax free!
Boom! for the MoOM. Karen Horton's Vintage Postage Stamp Gallery. I. II. III.
A great collection of floorplans of apartments from television and movies, were they actual places.
An instant MoOM classic, Uncle Doug's Bunker of Vintage Horror Paperbacks. Via Rex Parker.
Bill at Patch Superstore has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Remember, unlike with most cultural institutions, when you make a donation to The MoOM, there are virtually no benefits, snootiness or responsibilities, and as an added bonus, it isn't even tax free!
Haris Bacic has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Remember, unlike with most cultural institutions, when you make a donation to The MoOM, there are virtually no benefits, snootiness or responsibilities, and as an added bonus, it isn't even tax free!
Ian McRoberts of the Custom Button Co. has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Remember, unlike with most cultural institutions, when you make a donation to The MoOM, there are virtually no benefits, snootiness or responsibilities, and as an added bonus, it isn't even tax free!
An instant MoOM classic, the Gallery of East African Railways and Harbours. All aboard. Thanks to Caleb Bell for the link.
A collection of Real Estate Agent Headshots, wherein you'll be glad they're keeping their day jobs, instead of getting into photography or design as their new professions.
The fine folks at Seedhouse here in Chicago have joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending them some gifts to go along with our thanks. Remember, unlike with most cultural institutions, when you make a donation, there are virtually no benefits, snootiness or responsibilities, and as an added bonus, it isn't even tax free!
In case you missed it, The MoOM galleries have been updated.
"I obviously don't endorse or support any of the beliefs, statements, or ideologies present in what is posted - don't be silly." Russian Criminal Tattoos and what they mean.
1980s Watch Gallery.
Vintage Porsche Racing Posters Gallery.
Obsessionistas, a site about collectors and their collections. See also our Museum of Online Museums and the MoOM film, The Curators. Via Things.
Hotel luggage labels were "not only validation of travels past, but reminders that there were more places to go." —Steven Heller.
Rijksstudio, 125,000 images from the Rijksmuseum. Do what you want with them. So cool.
Straight to the MoOM for Pulpartists. Thanks Michael.
The Envelope Security Patterns Gallery goes straight in The MoOM. Via Quipsologies.
Collection of Screen-Printed Burlap Potato Sacks.
Related to the last, Cliff Muskiet's unstoppable Stewardess Uniform Collection.
An instant MoOM classic, The Museum of Cigarette Packaging.
Related to the last, a massive collection of various covers of Wells' novel The War of the Worlds, I. II. III.
Gallery of Billboards on Sunset, 1974-5.
If we gave an award for MoOM-worthy sites we'd be sending a lot of nicely-packed parcels to Austin Radcliffe's Things Organized Neatly. Case in point.
A worthy addition to our MoOM, the Candy Wrapper Archive
Vladimir Gendelman of Printwand has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
Russian Collection of Old Apple Hardware. Yup, that one goes into The MoOM. Via Kotaku.
A nice addition to our MoOM, a collection of the Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss. Via Adverve.
For the MoOM, a huge collection of On the Road Book Covers. Plus, as an added bonus, the cover Jack Kerouac proposed.
"The internet is a great place to do stupid things." Amen. Katie Colaneri's radio essay for WBGO on virtual museums, including a profile of our own Museum of Online Museums.
The Change Packet Collection at the Princeton University Library. Via Letterology.
Related to the last and an immediate addition the The MoOM, David G. Hicks' Museum of HP Calculators.
Installing a 21-foot-wide Twombly onto the lobby wall at MoMA.
The Missing and Stolen Books Blog from the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America. Via Things.
A great collection of Crazy Arcade Flyers, used to entice arcade owners into buying new machines.
Related to the last, Cabel's annual round-up of interesting fireworks labels.
So you know, how to classify and determine the approximate age of a firecracker label.
A worthy addition to our MoOM: the Grateful Dead Archive Online. Via MeFi.
Bike Badges of Honor.
James selects a nice group of vintage film and television trading cards.
Largely all in French (the English site doesn't seem to work at all), but even if you don't speak the language, this is a great collection of all things Renault 5. Everything about the Le Car Van edition is '70s perfection.
Phantom's Vintage Reel 2 Reel Tape Recorder History Timeline. Via Things Magazine in a post about collecting.
The UCA Canterbury has launched an exhibition and a website entitled Munich '72, which "provides a first hand account of the evolution of the designs and subsequent commercialisation of aspects of the work produced for" that year's Olympics.
Motherlode of bike catalogs. Thanks Peter.
Relinking what ACL calls "chrome dipped font nerdery," the ever-growing collection of automobile emblems at Chromeography.
An instant MoOM classic. A huge collection of War Art in the UK National Archives is being put online. I. II. III. More information here.
Computer History Museum: Artifacts. So great. I. II. III. Via ISO50.
Welcome to the Museum of Endangered Sounds.
Vanderbilt has released an impressive archival collection of the materials that went into creating Robert Penn Warren's celebrated 1965 civil rights book, Who Speaks for the Negro?. Thanks Henry.
An instant MoOM classic, the Sailboat Logo Compendium. Via The DDC.
The collection at Ian Gabb's Letterpress Monster.
A great collection of video game print ads from the late-80s to late-90s.
Relive the "textured rattle and hum of a VHS tape being sucked into the womb of a 1983 JVC HR-7100 VCR" at the Museum of Endangered Sounds. Via TNW.
There are lots of collections of photos of vintage signs on the web, but there's none better than Marc Shur's Sign Language. Clipped from Quipped.
Welcome to Melvyn Wright's World of Vintage Slot Machines. Via Look at This.
MS, I prefer the mighty Scoot.net scooter rally patch archive.
For BB: the Scooter Patch Archive.
From my new favorite blog: MO'C's CB Calling Cards (NSFW).
Mitch O'Connell's tales of shoplifting '70s embroidered patches, with many photos of his booty. Thanks, Mr. Walters!
Duke's Women's Travel Diaries archive contains "over 100 diaries written by British and American women who documented their travels to places around the globe." Thanks Claire.
Harald Haefker has assembled a fine group of vintage print ads. There are lots of collections like this out there, but very few this well selected and presented. It goes straight into The MoOM.
See you in an hour. BibliOdyssey's Bookplate Collection is magnificent and an instant MoOM classic.
Hobbitish, worldwide illustrated editions of The Hobbit. Let me start you off with a few splendid images. Czech, Bulgarian, Swedish, Russian.
Boy Scouts of America Council Shoulder Patch Image Archive.
Smoking and Baseball Advertising Gallery.
Tutto Lamette, a big gallery of vintage razor blade wrappers.
Mack & Motell, Swedish Motor Hotels and Gas Stations.
From Pitch to Plinth: The UK Sporting Statues Database. Via @pescami
Tom Shakow has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending them some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next? So you know, a big batch of new exhibitions is in the works.
Straight to the MoOM for the fab James Bond Logo Collection.
Dallas Shelby has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending them some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next? So you know, a big batch of new exhibitions is in the works.
Collection of Meccano Magazine covers. I. II. III. Via this post at Things Magazine.
An instant MoOM classic, Vintage Movie St Louis Bus Pass Gallery Via Quipsologies.
Likely a lot more financially sound than seeing them in person: the Las Vegas Casino Chips Museum.
Relinking a MoOM classic, The Museum of Talking Boards: An Online Museum of Ouija Boards. Via Things.
Chicago design and development firm, Blueberry Ln. has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending them some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next? So you know, the Spring Exhibitions are in the works.
Straight to our MoOM for you, Art of the Mix.
Karl writes, "Dr. Macros's High Quality Movie Scans is a hell of an archive of early-to-mid-century film stars. I stumbled on it earlier while searching for an image from Chaplin's City Lights and it didn't look like it had made it onto the MoOM list." Thanks for that
An instant MoOM classic, The Gallery of Antique Machinery Scans. Via Mefi.
Related to the last and headed straight into The MoOM, 650 international PKD Book Covers. I. II. III.
Seems like The MoOM should support this: The Haight Ashbury Museum of Psychedelic Arts and History. Via Laughing Squid.
Look at the Camera, a collection of screen grabs from films when the fourth wall is broken.
A great collection of Vernacular Typography, or "Lettering in the Urban Environment."
AJ Fosik's Vintage Beer Sweater Collection. A future FDL (Friday Drink Link) and IMC (Instant MoOM Classic) via @Chicago_Reader.
A vintage radio twofer for the MoOM: Boatanchor Pix and Phil's Old Radios.
Eclectisaurus Online Typewriter Museum.
Historic U. S. Highway 80 Through Arizona on Vintage Matchbook Covers.
Yosemite National Park on Vintage Matchbook Covers.
"From its origins as a plain fiber sack, the humble shopping bag emerged as a sophisticated merchandising tool." The Museum of Bags.
Double Arrow, a site dedicated to British Rail's corporate identity guidelines from 1965 to 1994.
A MoOM classic, Las Onomatopeyas o Batman.
Preserving the fine literature created by the world's spammers, the Spam Poetry Institute.
Huge collection of Japanese matchbox covers from 1920's to the 1940's.
1970 Estes catalogue.
The Boston Public Library Print Department's collection of travel posters from the 1920s-1940s, the "Golden Age of Travel."
The Biggest Little List of Oxymorons Online.
Purely Visual, just one category of dozens at Richard D. Sheaff's Ephemera. I. II. III.
For the MoOM, a collection of Color Photographs of Billboards from 1940s Nashville.
Audubon's Birds of America at the University of Pittsburgh.
Soviet science magazine cover illustrations. A beautiful collection and an instant MoOM classic. I. II. III. Via Mira y Calla.
Michael Russem from The Offices of Kat Ran Press has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next? So you know, the Winter Exhibitions are just about ready.
Museum of the Modern Snowglobe. A lovely addition to The MoOM. Thanks Al. So you know, the galleries of our Museum of Online Museums are being prepared for a big winter update this week. Stay tuned.
Who knew? Amish Romance Novels.
MoOM fave the The Busy Beaver Button Museum has a new web site. H/T GB
Massive gallery of Asian Pop Record Covers from the 60s and 70s. I. II. III.
For the MoOM, a collection of Vintage 1970's Racing Decals. Via ISO50.
An excellent addition to our MoOM, a nice collection of Penny Postcards.
A very sanitary new addition to the MoOM: the Moist Towelette Online Museum.
A fun collection of hand drawn Russian movie posters for American films.
An instant MoOM classic, the Supertype! Comic Book Masthead Collection. Via Khoi.
This Is Elaine Who Rode a Merry-Go-Round of Sex Until It Broke Down and assorted lurid paperback covers and other miscellany collected at Kafka For Lovers. Via Z.
"You will find here all maps (put together from screenshots) to games for eight-bit computer ZX Spectrum." An instant MoOM classic, Speccy Screenshot Maps.
Nice addition to our MoOM: the Russian Archives Online.
The Berger Collection (Mostly Hockey). Fabulous, via The DDC.
Beer revenue stamps "were printed on sheets, without perforations. Brewers had to cut the stamps apart, cancel them, and paste them over the bung of the beer barrel so that tapping the barrel destroyed the stamp." A beautiful collection. Via Quipsologies.
First off, how the heck have we not linked Dick Sheaff's Ephemera Collection before? Yowza. I've just added it to where it belongs, in our MoOM's Permanent Collection. Start your visit with the category Purely Visual and there goes your Thursday.
Relink. These Antique Radio Dials are beautiful. Some are backlit and some opaque but they all are attempting to organize the same information in a way that makes physical sense for dial-based tuning while making it easy for users to understand. UI problems are rarely new, and it sometimes makes sense to look back to see the way forward. This collection is part of a much larger site called Indiana Radios by Michael Feldt.
The Computer History Museum.
An instant MoOM classic, the Keane Eyes Gallery. Via .
A collection of typewriter ribbon tins.
The Museum of Obsolete Objects.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled products, a Flickr set.
Relinking the excellent Electronic Handheld Game Museum. Thanks Hubs.
The Oakland Museum of California's large collection of political posters from "modern progressive movements in the United States."
Related to the last. Casino Carpet Gallery.
The carpets of Las Vegas.
An instant MoOM classic, a huge collection of gauge clusters from Carlos at Cartype.
Jawa CZ Owners Club Image Archive. I. II. III. Via ISO50.
Very nice collection of Airbus Stickers.
Related to the last: for film/automotive nerdery, nothing tops the Internet Movie Cars Database
Hello MoOM. The Gallery of US Army Patches and Crests. Via the DDC.
An instant MoOM classic. Gallery of Vintage Print Ads for Televisions. Thanks Tanner.
Local note for NYC. St. Francis in the Desert, by Giovanni Bellini has been taken off the wall and placed on an easel at eye-level for a special exhibition at The Frick. Sublime.
Any excuse will do for a relink to this classic and comprehensive MoOM exhibition, Cliff Muskiet's Stewardess Uniform Collection.
An instant MoOM classic, Illustrations of Vintage Office Supplies.
A collection of escape and evasion aids.
The Definitive List of Suspicious Vans.
USA Bread Wrappers of the 40s and 50s. Well, if that's not perfect for The MoOM, I don't know what is. Via Boing Boing.
For one man, each and every sneeze has been counted and recorded on Sneezecount since July 12, 2007.
XXth Century Avantgarde Books, an excellent collection.
An exhibition-specific Tumblr to accompany Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945, now showing at the Art Institute of Chicago. Epic. Thanks Jeff.
"A collection of 100 pixelated camera illustrations for anybody to download and use in whatever way they see fit."
Nice addition to our MoOM, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
An instant MoOM classic, The Book Inscriptions Project.
Nice addition to our MoOM, the History Cookbook. Via Mental Floss.
Related to the last, Steven Hill's massive movie title screen collection.
Seed Catalogs from the Smithsonian. Via The DDC.
An instant MoOM calssic, Hotel Door Hangers Collected by My Grandfather. Via Things.
CollectSpace is full of news, resources, ephemera and historical documents relating to the space program. Dig these medallions. Via Letters of Note in a post featuring this "Tindallgram."
Project Thirty-Three revisited. Also check Groove is in the Art from the same curator.
"Imported from the mainland along with Buddhism or Chinese culture, or springing from fertile local imaginations and ancient animistic traditions, this impressive array of animated objects, transformed animals, ogres, demons, and human freaks is known collectively known as yokai (yoh-kye), or bakemono (bah-keh-mo-no)." The Obakemono Project.
Straight to the MoOM, An excellent Collection of Typewriter Logos and Decals.
A sneak peek at Lilek's latest, a work in progress, The Permanent Collection of Impermanent Art, "a site that treats 50s magazine ads like religious paintings." Nice.
Speaking of collections, Kafka For Lovers, gorgeous pulp paperback covers and more. I. II. III.
Related to the last, our Museum of Online Museums.
9000 TV Channel Logos, collected by Tanner Christensen. An instant MoOM classic.
Appropriate for this weekend. Checkered Past, a gallery of Indy 500 program covers. Clipped from Quipped.
Going all the way back to 1940, nearly every edition of The Totem, the camp newsletter of Lenox, Massachusetts' Camp Mah-Kee-Nac.
"...exhibition spaces for pop cultural objects that conventional venues usually keep in uncatalogued storage." Steven Heller writes about design blogs as museums for the Atlantic, using Will Schofield's excellent 50 Watts as a primary example.
This site is not against personal/cherished number plates at all. It is however, against the mis-spacing of letters/numbers and or numberplate screws which then turns the number plate into something ridiculous, foolish and nonsensical.
Straight to the MoOM for the Advertising Archives.
The San Diego Air & Space Museum's photo archives. Fab. I. II. III.
Andy's MoAA, The Museum of Awesome Art, ought to be in our MoOM dontcha think?
Soda and beer imagery collected by Jason Liebig.
An instant MoOM classic, John C's Collection of United States Soft Drink Items. Via The DDC.
Lost Films, an archive dedicated to collecting whatever is available from films that "are believed or have been declared lost." Another list exclusively made up of missing silent films, at Silent Era. And here's Wikipedia's collection.
Related. Lolita covers collected.
Eric writes to remind us to check back in with an all-time MoOM classic. Chris Harne's Condiment Packet Gallery.
Our Museum of Online Museums is featured on The BBC's Outriders program and podcast today. It's the third segment. Thanks for that.
Sewer History, a collection of materials about sanitary sewers from 3500 BCE up through the 1930s.
The Minibooks of Jozsef Tari, one Hungarian man's collection of more than 4000 miniature books.
Repurposed joysticks and not repurposed too, a nice companion to the fabulous Consollection.
Czechoslovakian Book Cover Gallery.
Gah! Straight to the MoOM you go my friend, a Comprehensive History of 1977-1984 Vintage Star Wars Trading Cards.
Great addition to the MoOM, the National Archives collection of Public Information Films.
Nice addition to the MoOM, a great collection of Vintage Paperbacks & Digests.
A perfect addition to our MoOM, the Museum of Snake Charmer Imagery.
Not only does Pica Pic have a terrific collection of retro handheld games, but most are playable as well.
The DOS Museum, cataloging games and applications from being lost to degrading disks and hard drives.
Tons of new additions have been made to Bill Keaggy's Grocery List Collection. Bill is one of three people featured in our Museum of Online Museums documentary, The Curators.
Related to the last, a collection of backstage riders including a pretty typical one from Van Halen in 1982 (no brown M&Ms) and a totally original and entertaining one from Iggy Pop.
Manual of Traffic Signs. Via the excellent drivers at The DDC.
An instant MoOM classic, Vintage Drum Guide from when drum kits were called "outfits," like this beauty. Thanks Ant.
Things Magazine Pelican Project.
Not technically a museum by its own definition, but just as full of bits and pieces as anything included in the MoOM. In their case, it's "arcade game parts galore." The Real Bob Roberts. Love the ordering page. Via Beer or Kid.
So you know. When one of us or a member of our Board of Directors identifies a potential exhibit for the Museum of Online Museums, it first gets written and linked here in Fresh Signals. Then it moves to the MoOM Annex. Each quarter we evaluate the exhibits in the Annex and select a set of great ones for The MoOM itself.
Kyle Supley's Virtual Museum of Mid-Century, Mod, and Kitsch Design, an instant MoOM classic.
Related again. The Spring Exhibitions at the MoOM.
For the MoOM, MatchStick Marvels.
Related to the last. The Logos on the Sides of Vintage VW Microbusses Gallery. A MoOM classic. I. II. III.
James Sampson of New Jersey has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
Milwaukee Bus Passes.
World of Playing Cards. Like it says. Via It's Nice That.
Collected paperback covers for The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut. Make sure to click "show all."
An instant MoOM classic, The artwork, graphics and logos of record center labels, Center Of Attention, from Simon Foster. Great presentation.
Category: Video Game Logos.
Related. The galleries of our Museum of Online Museums (MoOM) are undergoing a major renovation for the Spring under the direction of Curator Kevin Guilfoile. We thought we might launch a Capital Campaign at the same time but decided we'll just keep rolling along, offering coffee mugs to benefactors just like always. More on Spring in the MoOM next week.
An instant MoOM classic, David McLouth's 1980s Hand-Drawn Dungeons & Dragons Maps and Adventures Gallery. Via Boing Boing.
Honda 600 Coupe and Sedan Manuals Collection.
Rod McGuinness of Australia has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
An instant MoOM classic. Seven Roads Gallery of Book Trade Labels. I. II. III. Via Dan Wagstaff.
A great collection of Action Transfers and Instant Pictures from SPLAT, the Society for the Preservation of Letraset Action Transfers. I owned some, if not all, of the Super Friends editions.
The Mutato Archive, "a collection of non-standard fruits, roots and vegetables, displaying a dazzling variety of forms, colours and textures." Via J-Walk.
Jason Lankow of Column Five Media has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
The World Of Soviet Groceries.
"This library will attempt to list all of the known soda can generations from their inception in 1938 to the last of the steel cans around 1980." Well, if that isn't a mission made for The MoOM, I don't know what it.
Welcome to the Soda Can Library. Thanks Jp.
Muni Fast Pass Collection. Via Shelby White at ISO50.
Straight to the MoOM, a look at Crime, Poverty, and Social Policy in the Metropolis: London Lives 1690 to 1800.
Russian Space Stamps, from John K.
An instant MoOM classic, via Boing Boing. "Wankering Through Time and Space." A collection of sci-fi/porno Greenleaf paperback covers including Starship Intercourse.
The Museum of the City of New York Photography Collections are now online.
An instant MoOM classic, Stereo Stack, vintage LP graphic stereo banner library. Via It's Nice That.
Nöel Jackson has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
The Museum of Broken Relationships. Fabulous, via The Fox Is Black, which, by the way, is the newest member of The Deck.
I'm collecting Lisa Congdon's collections of Vintage Airline Tags from her amazing daily collection of collections. Here's what I have so far, parts one, two, three and four.
The Repository of Airline Junior Wings goes straight into The MoOM. Via Quipsologies.
An instant MoOM classic and a dangerous threat to your productivity. Doug Gilford's Mad Magazine Cover Site. This one from 74 sums things up pretty well. Via SPD.
The Art of CB Radio QSL Cards.
A fave from The MoOM gets a big update, Consollection 2.0, now with lots more entries and a much-needed poster.
An instant MoOM classic, the Jackalope Postcard Gallery. Via the DDC.
Great addition to the MoOM, the world's largest online dice collection.
19th Century Shipping Clipper Cards and Train Timetable Collection, submitted for the newly updated MoOM by Toni of Mira y Calla. Thanks for that.
The art of women running from houses. Via @ElectricLit.
Straight to the MoOM for the National Center for Biotechnology Information's site housing a database of 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life science journals, Images.
DJ Edgerton, of Zemoga has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
Flying Boat Gallery.
A nice addition to our MoOM, the Digital Comic Museum.
The Gallery of Submarine Telegraph Cable Maps
Pizza Boxes from Around the World.
Project C-90 lives, the art of the audio cassette. Via Monoscope, who has picked out some beauties.
Related to the last, Hal4400's lovingly presented collection of Marantz audio components. Gorgeous.
An instant MoOM classic. Phantom's Reel to Reel Tape Recorder Online Museum.
Time for a revisit to Lisa Congdon's A Collection a Day. Now on #286: More Erasers.
Monoscope makes some excellent selections from the Hi-Fi Literature Collection, an almost perfect MoOM entry.
Nice addition to the MoOM, the Matchbook Registry.
John Gall's quick Collection of 1970's Synthesizer Manuals and References. Groovy.
Abandoned and little-known airfields, compiled by Paul Freeman. Via Things.
An instant MoOM classic, a swell gallery of aerosol spray paint cans at Cap Matches Color with charts too. Via The DDC.
Everything from the Alfred-less first issue in 1952 to next month's "Slickest Issue Yet!" Doug Gilford's collection of MAD covers.
Straight to the MoOM for Classic Camera Profiles.
"I am collecting the contents of junk drawers from people that I know, and photographing them in the studio. The goal of this series is to turn chaos into organization." Via Susan.
Awful Library Books. Via Things.
For The MoOM, SteveG'S Watch Launchpad Gallery, with amazing, huge high-res gear shots. Thanks Ant.
Relink and an instant MoOM classic, the 19th-century Japanese Medical Woodblock Prints Collection.
An instant MoOM classic. The Leeds Play Bills Collection is an awesome typographic reference. For example, sure, "Britain's saucy sex kitten is rare and rich without a stitch," but it's the sans-serif that gets me going. Clipped from Quipped.
Everything from those great Marconi rotating lens setups to Norelco's "portable" MiniCam (it only weighed 32lbs with the backpack). Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera.
American Car Brochures and Ephemera. Thanks ATR.
Everett Barnes's Collection of VW Beetle Literature. Fab. Via ISO50.
The site for The International Exhibition of Calligraphy in Velikiy Novgorod, Russia is full of treasures, like this. Via
Carolyn Wood, writer and proprietor of Pixelingo has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending her some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
Mark Powell has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
The Vintage Education Pool goes straight into The MoOM. Via Aaron Draplin. If you're in the Motor City area tomorrow you won't want to miss his Tales From a Large Man presentation. Trust us.
Small Town Noir. Mugshots taken from 1930 to 1959, and the stories behind them, all from New Castle, PA. "Rescued from the trash when the town's police department threw them out."
HiLobrow's gallery of Book Covers With "X" in the Title. Via Boing Boing.
An instant MoOM classic, The Gun Manual Cover Gallery. Via Quipsologies.
Vintage Technology Gallery: 1970's Calculators. Via @iA.
Straight to the MoOM for this one, the Museum of Lost Organs. Musical, not physical.
The Collection of Monster Nests, hornets specifically.
Liza Kirwin on Listomania, "to-dos, illustrated inventories and collected thoughts" from the collection of The Archives of American Art.
An Archive of Radio Shack Catalogs. I spent a lot of time with this one. Thanks Hubs.
An instant MoOM classic, Hermann Egges' British Car Brochures.
The Olympic Design, a massive collection of roughly 12,000 objects from design manuals to tickets to stuffed animal mascots.
Casio Museum of Handheld Games. Thanks Georgi.
So you know, the Museum of Hoaxes.
Chris Ebmeyer of EnginePath has just joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
The Master Index of Classic Transport Photographs. Via Things.
Our pal Bill Keaggy was on Jimmy Kimmel last night talking about Milk Eggs Vodka and his fabulous grocery list collection. Watch parts one and two. Bill is featured in The Curators, our three-part documentary, now showing at The Museum of Online Museums.
Great addition to our MoOM, the British Cartoon Archive.
For the MoOM, a big collection of vintage lunch boxes.
Nice addition to our MoOM, Dental Poster Art. Via the Cartoonist.
Gallery of illustrations of mostly blood-splattered guys brandishing sharp weapons from Pakistani action film posters and lobby cards.
Doug Wilson's Hand Dryers from Around the World.
Christen Carter of Busy Beaver Buttons has just joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending them some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
An instant MoOM classic, Christian Montone's Collection of Vintage Crayons, Paints and Art Supplies.
A great addition to our MoOM, the Moscow City Telephone Network Museum.
Chris Allison has just joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
Take Out Beverage Lid Collection.
Perfect addition to our MoOM, the Archive of Radio Shack Catalogs.
Keith Krieger has joined the right-honorable Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending her some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
The Shopping Bag Museum. Thanks Gordon.
MoPA: A museum for ill-conceived or badly executed art which has been found online. Via Sound Off.
"We're trying to see a sliver of ourselves in the things that we accumulate." The Collections Director of our Museum of Online Museums and host of The Curators, KG, chats with Time Out Chicago this week.
Photography Changes Everything, from the Smithsonian.
Linked in Fresh Signals previously but somehow this has never made it into the MoOM, where it clearly deserves to be. Las Onomatopeyas Galería de Batman. Kapow! Thanks Hubs.
A United States Postal Money Order, recovered from The USS Kanawha, a tanker sunk in 1943, is the Object of the Month at the National Postal Museum, which, until just now was conspicuous by its absence in the MoOM.
The International Printing Museum.
A large collection of Wacky Packages, the stickers released on and off again by Topps from 1967 to 2008.
"Harper's Weekly was published during the Civil War to keep the country informed on the critical events of the War. It contained fascinating first person reports of the battles and stunning illustrations drawn by eye-witnesses to the battles." See the complete editions here.
"Sometimes the stories are so good you almost wonder how real it all is, but then other times they're really kind of ordinary and funny/sad and you believe it." Head Curator KG on a specific exhibition in the MoOM, for The Outfit.
Perfect for our MoOM, the BBC Logo Gallery.
Hundreds of monsters holding girls in their arms and other culturally significant and intellectually stimulating galleries are open during the Spring Exhibitions at the Museum of Online Museums. Also, The Curators, a film about the collectors and the collected. Support the MoOM, won't you?
Great addition to our MoOM, the US Department of Energy photo archive.
Perfect for the MoOM, the Antique Pattern Library.
A Visual History of Whispering Imps, Taxonomic Data of the Breadties of the World, The In My Arms Collection and the Gallery of Repainted Bike Lane Symbols are just some of what's new in the MoOM today.
The Curators, Part One.
There is a lot going on at The MoOM today, new exhibitions are being mounted and we're prepping for the premiere of our first "MoOMumentary." Meanwhile, remember that like most cultural institutions, The MoOM needs the support of the community to survive. Well, not really, since we don't have a building or a staff or even those cheap little round colored metal badges that you hook on your collar when you attend, but we do hope you'll support The Museum of Online Museums all the same.
How much is that? Vintage Price Sticker Set, a nice addition to the MoOM via the DDC.
Hans Tore Tangerud's Collection of American Car Brochures. Oh yeah. Thanks ATR.
Kathleen Devlin has joined the right-honorable Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending her some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
Library of Dust, a collection of 3,500 "individual copper canisters, each containing the cremated remains of patient from a state-run psychiatric hospital."
Nice addition to the MoOM, movie Trailers From Hell.
Gigantic collection of motel postcards.
Every Painting in the Museum of Modern Art on 10 April 2010 in two minutes, with piano. Via Things Magazine. This video goes straight in to The MoOM's Permanent Collection.
Rich with velocipedes, it's the Old Spokes Home Museum. Via Doobybrain.
Tarnished Dimes, Take Out Beverage Lids, Tea Tags and more collections of things from Sarcoptiform's photostream, much of it MoOM worthy, all of it interesting. Via Rob Walker.
Roger McLeish of Vancouver has joined the sort-of-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
A collection of Russian board games from the 1920s-30s. Via Design Info.
A collection of anti-Obama merchandise gathered from the last two years, pre-healthcare vote. Via J-Walk.
It probably wouldn't fit in the MoOM but, given its name, it should be affiliated in some way or another, Austin's Cathedral of Junk. Via Things.
Tangentially related to the last, Caps.
Gallery of Currency of the Russian Revolution.
Fred Beshid, of the Museum of Fred, has joined the sort-of-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending her some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
An instant MoOM classic, Misplaced Manhole Covers Gallery. Ta-da! Thanks Marshall.
Hundreds of instruments to shoot one's eye out with: AirGun, a very simple, yet thorough collection of BB and CO2 guns, and often their packaging, too.
A History of Argentinian Transportation Tickets. Via The DDC by way of Wicked Cobra.
Visible Storage, samples from the collection of The Computer History Museum.
A truly massive collection of pulp magazine cover art, sorted by artist. Via io9.
Flour Sack Art Museum, an instant MoOM classic. Via WYWH.
Nice addition to the Winter Exhibitions at our MoOM, the Digital Snow Museum.
A somewhat odd and therefore perfect addition to our MoOM, In My Arms, a collection of monsters or robots carrying fainted heroines in their arms.
Photos taken at the Dr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Weaver, III Historical Dental Museum at the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA. You can find out more about the museum here.
Excellent addition to our MoOM, the Abita Mystery House.
Collection of ephemera related to the American book trade. Thanks Win.
Gallery of Airline Posters, 1,400 on display with images from as early as the late 1930s.
Sandra Jones on virtual museums, collectors and The MoOM in the Trib.
American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life is closed at The Met but still lives online. A look back at the exhibition.
The Soda Can Library.
Perfect addition to our MoOM, the National Music Museum.
DOS Museum. Thanks @brunsvold.
Katie Harrar has joined the sort-of-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending her some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
An instant MoOM classic, The Gallery of Reusable Cover Art in Historical Novels. Via Very Short List.
Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran has joined the quasi-prestigious, but not a bit stuffy, Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending her some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
Daniel Annereau has joined the sort-of-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending him some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
The kind of thing made for our MoOM, Junk Store Cameras.
Dan Rubin has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and since "Today Is Wednesday" (see above) we're sending him a Field Notes Mixed 3-Pack to go along with his fancy MoOM coffee mug, etc.
From Nick Sherman, a member of the MoOM Board of Directors, the almost too-good-to-be-true Consollection.
International Catalogue of Superheroes.
For the MoOM, The Museum of Supernatural History. Thanks Super Punch.
A perfect addition to our MoOM, Letterheady. Thanks Michael!
Stamps from Poland, The Conquest of Space Series, issued in 1963. From the totally MoOM-worthy Space and Astronomy Stamps Collection.
A gigantic collection of gift cards, from the "plastic card collection community."
Hmmm, I wonder if we can offer something like this over at the MoOM ?
The Game Pile, a great collection of classic board games. We played Acquire over Thanksgiving, in all its mid-60s 3M Bookshelf Games glory.
Whet gives us a heads up on an instant MoOM classic, "This site is staggering. I could read 'ask the staff' all day." Amen. Sideshow World.
A large collection of new and antique hobo nickels from the Original Hobo Nickel Society. Via J-Walk.
Abe Books has launched their Weird Books Room, which houses classic titles like The English: Are They Human? and Jewish Chess Masters on Stamps. FotA Bill Keaggy must be so happy to see his 50 Sad Chairs made it in. Via J-Walk.
When asked to define the criteria used to determine whether or not a particular collection is admitted to the MoOM (Museum of Online Museums) we generally reply, like Justice Potter Stewart, that "we know it when we see it." For example, The LSD Blotter Art Gallery.
Cracker Jack Prize Gallery I. Thanks Hubs.
Nice addition to our MoOM the Museum of Lost Wonder.
A great collection of Sci-Fi book covers, I and II.
19th Century Shipping Clipper Cards. A very nice addition to the MoOM. I. II. III. Again from Toni.
Train Timetable Collection. Thanks Toni.
The Early Office Museum: Paper Clips. Thanks Heath.
Barbara Ann Kipfer has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum of Online Museums and we're sending her some gifts to go along with our thanks. Who's next?
Bank Notes, a collection of "demand notes used in successful and unsuccessful unarmed bank robberies."
Perfect addition to the MoOM, a collection of Singing Science records.
Super 8MM Film Box Galleria.
Related to the last and perfect for The MoOM, an Homage to Video Synthesizers. Geeklove.
Puerto Rico in Posters, 1925-85.
Dave Hendley's collection of Jamaican reggae record covers, annotated and carefully curated and presented, like the other collections at Hard Format. An instant MoOM classic.
Repainted Bike Lane Symbol Gallery. Via It's Nice That.
MoOM-worthy. A Treasury of Macrame Owls. Thanks DL.
A closer look at Titian's "Madonna of the Rabbit" from the Louvre.
Welcome to the first website devoted to the collection of "Do Not Disturb" signs from hotels around the world.
Sunniva Geuer is the latest Board member of our Museum of Online Museums. More benefactors are always welcome.
Rock to the Collection of BBC Test Card Music, especially the fabulous Kung Flute from BBC2, 1980-84. A fitting addition to The MoOM, which already contains The Gallery of German Television Test Patterns.
Joining the MoOM together: the Pringles Collection and Marc's International Pringles Can Collection. Via J-Walk.
Related to below, in that this one is beautiful, the QSL Museum, a collection of cards exchanged when Ham radio operators make contact with one another. Have a few of these from the Field Days of my youth.
Great addition to the MoOM, the Spaghetti Western Database.
Lovely banknotes of The Solomon Islands and a zillion more from Will's World Paper Money Gallery. An instant MoOM classic.
Relink, but so worth it.
LP Cover Lover. Great finds and annotations. I. II. III. Via It's Nice That.
A stylish addition to the MoOM, My Vintage Vogue.
Related to the last. The Blue Note Covers.
Excellent addition to the MoOM the amazing Birka Jazz Archive.
Another great addition to our MoOM, and probably better if you speak French but, here you go, Caricatures et Caricature. Via Drawn.
View all images from the Design Council Slide Collection at the VADS in the UK. Yowza. Here's some background on the collection. Search typography or signs to get started. Found among other things.
"Poster designed for Tokyo's Tama National Zoo by Yasuo Shigehara. Circa 1967ish."
An instant MoOM classic. Glenn Siegman's Gallery of Flat Advertising Lighters. Dig this one and its reverse.
A nice addition to the MoOM, Stone Pages: A web guide to Megalithic Europe.
"...the sagacious magician looking knowingly at the viewer with small imps whispering the enduring secrets of magic in his ear." The Gallery of Whispering Imps goes straight to The MoOM. Thanks Nick.
The Hotel Door Hanger Collection.
A nice addition to the MoOM, the DOS Museum.
A collection of American Gothic Parodies.
Unused and Cork Lined Soda Cap Gallery, an instant MoOM classic, via The DDC.
iSoaker, a collection of all things water gun-related, including the complete history of the Super Soaker. Via Murketing.
A small but excellent collection, destined for the MoOM, Weetstraw's Gallery of Vintage UFOs.
Gallery of Slovakian Book Covers. Via Plep
The We are the friction, an instant MoOM classic via Things Mag.
The Sheffield Museum of Anaesthesia.
Nice addition to the MoOM, the Internet Periodic Table Database.
DeQuinceyJynxie, a collection of dope bags and drug branding in New York. Or as described on the site "a brief archive of a complex market and product that can often be dangerous." Via Murketing.
A quite proper addition to the MoOM. The The Museum of British Folklore.
Nice addition the our MoOM, the Museum of Animal Perspectives.
The Video Game Museum.
Vintage Mexican Print Ad Gallery.
We're pleased to announce that Gareth Walters has joined the marginally distinguished Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Who's next?
"This page shows tables of registered trademarks, brands and informal trademarks, and logo images used by various tool companies." For the MoOM via the DDC.
The Summer Exhibitions at our Museum of Online Museums are now open. It's a varied group with many of the featured collections submitted by our mostly distinguished Board of Directors.
Truck Spills, categorized by the types of objects littering the road, post-spill.
Relink. Guardians of Russian Art Museums, a photo series by Andy Freeberg.
The American Package Museum, especially this beauty. Noted by John Foster, a generous member of the MoOM's quasi-prestigious Board of Directors.
The Museum of Broken Relationships. Via Murketing.
Pageantopolis. Wow, the listings and pics are mesmerizing. This resource belongs in MoOM. Thanks Hubs.
Early advertising of the West, 1867-1918.
Related to the last. Steven Hill's Movie Title Screens Page.
A perfect addition to the MoOM, the Movie Title Stills Collection. I'm partial to the Film noir section myself.
Gallery of Macedonian Apron Design. Thanks Peter.
A very large collection of Crappy Taxidermy. Would have also accepted "Creepy Taxidermy."
The Museum of Unintended Use. Thanks Rik.
A really great addition to the MoOM the UK's National Media Museum.
The Russian Space Museum.
We're pleased to announce that Jack Shedd of The Big Contrarian has joined the marginally distinguished Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Who's next?
Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide. Some real gems therein, including the Melvin Purvis-branded Post Toasties and all of Ralston's products which were mostly just quick tie-ins to movies and TV shows.
We're pleased to announce that Rebecca Hasenauer has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Who's next?
Gallery of Harlequin/NASCAR Romance Novels.
Aircraft Nose Art Gallery.
Just about halfway between the one and the other, maybe just a little bit closer to the bottom one than to the top one, but really, halfway, for all practical purposes, there lies The MoOM.
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." MoNA: New York, Paris. London.
An annual MoOM link. Museum of Firecracker Label Art. Light fuse and get away.
Museum of Calculators: Rockwell (USA). Lovely. Via Things.
Perfect addition to the MoOM, the definitive site for human achievement, the Universal Record Database.
Breathtaking collection of visuals from the Container Corporation of America, Gallery One, Gallery Two. Via Sam Potts.
An instant MoOM classic from Jennifer Sharpe, a spectacular collection of Soviet Russian Album Cover Art. Fab.
We're pleased to announce that John Foster of Accidental Mysteries has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Who's next?
Text Adventure, an ongoing collection of type used in video games. Via Capn Design.
We're pleased to announce that Rufino Cudia has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Who's next?
Surf Logo Library. Thanks Crans.
The Gallery of Awesomely Bad Unicorn Tattoos.
A follow up on yesterday's posts from John Straun, the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines.
Space Toy and Robot Gallery. I. II. III.
A great collection of roadside architecture.
Expo 67 Montreal Postcard Collection. Thanks Ryan.
Gallery of Default Anonymity, a work in progress.
The Internet Craftsmanship Museum, "highlighting the best craftsmen from around the world and their miniature projects in metal and wood." Thanks Breck.
The Museum of Classic Chicago Television. 1574 great videos and counting. Like this masterpiece of Scanimation.
The Norton Book Design Archive.
Hyunsuk's Military Watch Gallery, an instant MoOM classic via Anothersomething.
For BB, Punk Rock Picture Sleeves.
Thanks a million to Toni for a great set of new additions to our Museum of Online Museums. Ma Passion, les Accordéons, Antique Radio Museum, Beer Cans and Classic Pedal Car Gallery including this beauty.
A gorgeous addition to the MoOM, the Martin Howard collection of Antique Typewriters.
An awkward interface, but some interesting historical documents have been put online by the National Women's History Museum.
We're pleased to announce that Nick Sherman has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Who's next?
A lovely new exhibit to the MoOM, Russian Revolutionary Periodicals 1905-1906. Via Things.
Race Number Gallery. Via the DDC.
A nice addition to the MoOM, The Pocket Calculator's Vintage Boombox and Ghetto Blaster Museum.
"Biff!" Las Onomatopeyas. Batman tv series fight scenes collected and cataloged. Via Subtraction.
"It's a rare list that includes the National Gallery of Art, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Condom Wrappers of the 30s and 40s." GeekDad from Wired on our MoOM. Thanks for that.
Related to the last. There's a special offer for MoOM Board of Directorships and a funny new contest called "Dear Steve" in our latest Infrequent Mailing. Subscribe below and to the right to check 'em out.
Added to the MoOM, the NASA Space Art Gallery of artist Robert T. McCall.
A perfect addition to the MoOM, The Carpet Index: The Oriental Carpet in Early Renaissance Paintings. Via Grow a Brain.
Gallery of Artistic Industrial Tanks. Thanks Hubs.
Chicago gang calling cards of the 70s and 80s. Via Windy Citizen.
An instant MoOM classic. Vintage Collectible United States Postcard Gallery. A huge collection. Thanks Marshall.
Field recording of a Collection of Classic Arcade Sounds from a 1984 cassette. Excellent. Via Mr. Dawes.
At a loss for words, Lars Holdhus Christmas sweater collection. Via Grow a Brain.
1950's All American Space Fleet Collection. An instant classic for The MoOM.
I still have my huge collection in plastic sleeves and binders, and my dad actually wrote the backs of the 1971 Topps cards. Bookmarked: Cardboard Gods. Via GB.
The copiously annotated Gallery of Bikini Science Chronology. Perfect for the MoOM Spring Update, which is right around the corner.
wm$na on the Art of Two Germanys, Cold War Cultures exhibition at LACMA which looks great. Here's a slide show and a video interview with curator Stephanie Barron.
A staggering collection of WWII posters.
The Art of the Shiv goes straight into the MoOM. Thanks Daniel.
International Toothpaste Museum.
An instant MoOM classic, The Museum of Extinct Video Recorders and Accessories.
The Playing Card Pool.
Look for the union label and you will likely find it in this collection. A few nice ones from Carpenters and Joiners, Operating Engineers and Sheet Metal Workers.
LP Cover Lover. Yowza. More on the collection and the collector from The Utne Reader.
What did we find in our mail over the weekend? A sweet copy of Double Duty Nurse courtesy of Grettir, whose Collection of Nurse Novels is the very definition of a perfect MoOM exhibit. Thanks for that!
Massive Bank Logo Compendium.
A collection of bad paintings of Barack Obama. Via Cynical C.
We're pleased to announce that Sandra Bavasso of Ugly Doggy has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Your mug is on the way Sandra.
Huge collection of old 45s.
Holotypic Occlupanid Research Group: Taxonomic Data of the Breadties of the World. An awesome MoOM addition, courtesy of Andrew Huff.
Huge collection of vintage TV tests cards from around the world. Via DRB.
Karen Horton's Israel Postage Stamp Collection. I. II. III.
New to the MoOM, Record Envelope: the little library of factory sleeves.
A collection of penny postcards from every state in the Union.
An instant MoOM classic. The Fried Chicken Pantheon: Exteriors and Signage. I. II. III. Delicious.
A Web Catalogue of Rembrandt Paintings.
"Many people who took photos of toilets gave us precious information about world toilets." World Toilet Info, which is exactly what it sounds like. The Urinal Gallery is also as it sounds and another good fit for the MoOM.
An amazing addition to our MoOM, the Archive of Book Cover Designs and Designers. Fab.
A perfect addition to the MoOM, an exhaustive collection of cockpits from US military aircraft.
"My wife's grandfather collected thousands of bills produced by the different towns and companies to make front to deflation first and inflation later and provide certain stability to workers and residents. Each town hired artists and craftsmen to design this money, which reflects the aesthetic and concerns of the time and place." An amazing collection of Pre-inflationary German currency. Via MeFi.
Gumball machine cards from the 1960's and 1970's.
We're pleased to announce that Jane Quigley has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Your mug is on the way Jane.
"Once I scan them, I throw them away (after licking off the chocolate, of course!)." Mike's Candy Bar Wrapper Gallery. Thanks Hubs.
Those who enjoy our Museum of Online Museums
likely will also enjoy the newish Museumist.
These have been collected elsewhere but this set is notable for the general awesomeness of the selections and the quality of the scans. Bruce Jamieson's Cassette Tape Insert Card Gallery belongs in The MoOM. Via Grain Edit.
When most people think of Las Vegas, they think gambling. Not so at The Vegas Bus Yard who have taken it upon themselves to photograph and detail any and all information about the various bus services around town.
Just in time for the game's 40th anniversary: the newly opened Pong Museum, featuring bits of history, images and scans of the original machines and manuals, and even a build your own construction kit in the museum's gift shop.
Perfect for the MoOM, welcome to the Motel Morgue; Postcard Images of Mostly Dead Motels.
The Vintage Travel Film Archive.
Mark Swan writes about his collection for The MoOM, "It's a museum of the first pictures from 70's pornographic magazine Rodox. Don't worry there's no dodgy stuff, just the first image from the photo story, before the hard stuff starts." Fascinating by the context that's missing.
Matt Lee's awesome Matchboxes from the Subcontinent Collection, an instant MoOM classic if ever there was one.
Gah! A huge, fantastic collection of Movie Title Screens.
An excellent Matchbook Gallery. Via The DDC. I. II. III.
The Thousand Watch Project. Via Miyoko Ohtake.
The Museum of Dead Casino Graphics. Via The DDC, on location in Vegas and probably treading lightly on some of these works of art.
More Than Words: Illustrated Letters at the Smithsonian. Full of treasures and destined for the Permanent Collection at The MoOM.
Nice addition to the MoOM, the National Postal Museum.
David Levine's Museum of Travel Ephemera Graphic Design from the 20s and 30s. I. II. III.
The Razor Blade Packaging Museum. An instant MoOM classic. Also, from the same source, The Gallery of Rolling Papers. Via Quipped.
Perfect for The MoOM, a nice Collection of K-Tel Records Covers like "Full Tilt."
Museum of Flash Loading Screens.
What's on your desk? Whet has his MoOM mug on his desk. You can get one too.
The International Fanta Bottle Cap Collection, part of the new Winter Exhibitions at MoOM.
We're pleased to announce that Edward Lifson has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums.
A perfect addition to the MoOM, the Museum of Found Photographs,
The Bubble Blowers Museum. Thanks Marilyn.
100 Cereal Box Covers. Like it says.
The MoOM is all about collections of collections. David Marriott knows something about those too. Check his Vintage Stuff, Records and Record Covers and a swell Schwinn catalog too. Thanks Katy.
Awesome Cassette Tapes from Africa.
Special Collection of Thanksgiving and Christmas menus from Naval ships at sea. Submitted by Hubs.
Western Silent Films Lobby Card Collection. A just about perfect MoOM exhibit, beautifully scanned too. Via gmt+9 (-15).
Vampress' Bettie Page Collection, including photos, paintings and scans of magazine covers and ads. Some NSFW in there for sure, but since Page past away last night, it should be excused.
Pages and pages of great vintage print advertising found in Mom's basement. I. II III.
Albrecht Durer from the National Gallery of Canada, a rich resource of images and background material.
"Consider any free time you thought you had gone for the foreseeable future..." PSFK visits our MoOM and gets lost amid the Blue Note records and typewriters. Thanks for that.
The Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Witold Riedel has agreed to serve on the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Thanks for that. He's also guest-editing at It's Nice That currently.
An All Things Considered story surveying the history of museums, by Bob Mondello, The Memory Of Mankind. Includes a mention of The MoOM and a quote from its esteemed Curator Emeritus, KG.
The American WideScreen Museum.
This museum seems in close relation to the one below: the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices.
The National Museum of Funeral History, currently featuring exhibits like "Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes" and a tour of a casket factory from the 1900s.
Vintage B movie posters.
Over 6000 photographs of Tibet and the Tibetan people taken by British photographers from 1920 to 1950 make up The Tibet Album. Straight to the galleries at the MoOM. Via Look at This.
Gah! Stumbled upon Art & Architecture Mag's archives and I am in heaven. Every issue from 1945 to 1967 is available to view here.
Go away, I'm busy.
Lines and Colors takes a stroll through the galleries of our Museum of Online Museums. Thanks for that.
An instant MoOM classic. Transistor radios, transistor radios, transistor radios. Via the DDC, of course.
Lines and Colors spends some time in the Phillip K. Dick Book Cover Art Gallery, a featured collection in the Fall Exhibitions at The MoOM.
Tor reviews our Museum of Online Museums. Thanks for that.
The MoOM's Curator Emeritus, Kevin Guilfoile (kg) on a new find for the collection and other things, I've got a couple from Israel and Azerbaijan.
A small but essential exhibit for the MoOM: Gallery of Vintage Cambodian Pulp Novels, in two parts.
The few, the proud, the MoOM Board of Directors.
Brian Collier, whose Very Small Objects has long been a MoOM favorite, has launched another project, The Highway Expedition, which explores and documents the roadside habitat on the other side of the guardrails.
For the MoOM, The Laurence Hutton Collection of Death Masks. Thanks Michael.
The Bruce Pascal Collection of Rare, Unusual and Prototype Hot Wheels. A totally boss addition to The MoOM. Found among other things.
Gitgaben's most excellent Gallery of Vintage Matchbook Design. Super clean. Via The DDC.
The gallery at The International Bond and Share Society is just about a perfect addition to The MoOM. Beautiful.
Gallery of Metal Churches.
Fab collection of old medical instruments at the British Columbia Medical Museum. Via io9.
The Topp's Civil War News Trading Cards Gallery. Via PCL.
Huge collection of posters from The National Theater archives.
Anne Herron Hussang, a member of the MoOM Board of Directors, sent this beauty for the galleries, The Science Tattoo Emporium.
Johannes of Precious Forever asks, "Something for The MoOM? A german site full of television test patterns." Yes definitely. I. II. III.
Got a project you dread starting? Check the Fall Exhibitions at our Museum of Online Museums. Think of it as pure heroin to feed your procrastination jones.
"Images from the Tobacco Industry campaign to hide the hazards of smoking: Not a Cough in the Carload."
Great collection of vintage soap labels.
Japanese Matchbox Gallery.
An instant MoOM classic, the lovely vintage poison label gallery. Via TMN.
The Chicago Tunnel Company Railroad Home Page, a great collection of all things related to the abandoned tunnels below the Loop.
Think this would make a nice addition to the MoOM, the Speech Accent archive.
Theo Armour has agreed to serve on the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Thanks for that. We're painting the gallery walls to hang the Fall Exhibitions currently.
Brian Cook has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums by winning our most recent Infrequent Mailing contest. Our current contest is called Rothkography. Enter that and subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of the next one.
500+ vintage postcards of the European cinema from between 1895 and 1970. Glam. I. II. III. Via PCL.
Stephen Vance has agreed to serve on the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Thanks for that.
Toothpasteworld, a pretty much perfect addition to the MoOM where we're currently busy repainting the galleries and ordering the Sauvignon Blanc for the debut of the Fall Exhibitions. Thanks Marsh.
Perfect addition to the MoOM the SardineKing collection of vintage sardine can labels. Via Grow a Brain.
Tons of handbills from concerts and shows, part of the current exhibitions at our MoOM. I. II. III.
The Ember Library Collection of Pulp Paperback Covers, mostly by artist Robert Bonfills. Hard to choose just one but Lust Always Rings Twice is a start.
Lovely Gallery of Citroens. Via DO.
A huge collection of vintage board games, straight outta the MoOM.
Nice collection of British Railways Publicity, via Grain Edit.
Amor Montes de Oca has agreed to serve on the almost prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Thanks for that.
The awesome Gallery of Pocket Protectors goes straight into the MoOM. Via ISO50.
Publishers Bindings Online, 1815-1930, a great addition to the MoOM. Via DO.
The online drafting pencil museum.
For BB, "The biggest site of the world of shields of soccer teams!"
While we're talking about museums, Matt Lincoln Russell of Icrontic.com has joined the marginally prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Thanks for that.
Gallery of Fanta Caps. Absolutely MoOMish. Clipped from Quipped.
And one more, sort of related. Experimental Jetset's Lost Format Preservation Society.
Related to the last. Hal4400's video of his collection of Marantz components is hot, nasty audiophile porn, and is featured in the Summer Exhibitions at the MoOM.
The National Library of Medicine's collection is online.
Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Relink. The Hand Drawn Map Association collection is quite interesting and frequently helpful.
Anne Herron Hussung has joined the relatively sophisticated Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Thanks for that.
Fantastic, the American Museum of Natural History's online photo collection. Thanks Jeff.
Huge collection of vintage posters. Via DRB.
Is it hot in here or is it just me?
Katy found some beautiful vintage recipe cards at an estate sale recently. Yum, sexy.
Abby Urban has joined the fancy-schmantzy Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Thanks for that.
Photographer Marc Steinmetz's Escape Tools, a collection of inventions made by prisoners in German jails. Via Defective Yeti.
Over 19,000 airline meals.
Hal4400's lovingly presented collection of Marantz audio components. From the Summer Exhibitions at MoOM.
Erik Ratcliffe of Portland has joined the philanthropically minded Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Thanks for that.
Tom Shakow of Washington DC has joined the elite but not at all snobby Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. Thanks for that.
Speaking of 1976, check out these Bicentennial fire hydrants. I'll go out on a limb and say that there are probably a few left painted this way in my parents' old neighborhood. Part of the MoOM at firehydrant.org.
License Plates of the U.S. and Canada used during 1976. Just about a perfect MoOM exhibit, and one of many just added to our Museum of Online Museums for the summer.
My favorite cycling jersey ever, and my second-favorite, and lots more. Hey, this just became a MoOM entry.
Michael Jenkins has joined the sort of distinguished Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums.
Today's cover image is from the essential Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke, part of the Museum of Online Museum's Permanent Collection.
An anonymous donor from New York City has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. The Summer Exhibitions are now open and include VCRs, mimeographed handbills and German hosiery.
A nice addition to our MoOM, the Early Television Foundation and Museum.
Not sure how we missed this one. The Museum of Notebooks. Thanks Henry.
Gallery of Sawn-In-Half Cameras. Via Monoscope.
Mary Catilin has joined the elite but not snobby Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. The Summer Exhibitions are justthisclose to opening.
The Museum of Bad Album Covers.
Mr. William Davies King, author of Collections of Nothing, has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. We're currently finishing up the "Benefactors' Wing" at The MoOM and the Summer Exhibitions are in the works too.
A head start on the weekend from the MoOM. Light fuse and get away. A firework label art gallery and the explosive Crackerpacks.
These are too gorgeous. Scott Hansen notices lots of orange, black and gothic within these Blue Note cover archives.
The NYT's Insider is a "recurring profile of emerging tastemakers in the fields of fashion, design, food, travel and the arts." Friday, Tim Barber was featured and he gave our MoOM a shout. Thanks for that.
Nice addition to the MoOM, the virtual shoe museum.
Via Glass and Veer, and how could we not post this: Pontiac Firebird hood graphics. Note that the Sky Bird, Red Bird, and Yellow Bird "Esprit" models (for the ladies) lack a 30" wide hood decal, yet somehow convey an equal level of subtlety.
The Online Museum of British Petrol Stations Design and Branding History. Submitted by the Reciprocal Crap Exchange.
The American Geographical Society wall map archive from the University of Wisconsin. Via the DDC. Wow.
When coolers were cooler. Via The DDC.
Although the format makes it difficult to see the art itself (probably by design) the MoCA has a pictorial archive of every exhibition since 1983.
A constantly rotating MoOM exhibit of wildy varying quality: eBay > Buy > Art > Direct from the Artist.
There is Xerox on the Insides of Your Eyelids, an exhibition on 80s skate zines. Via strange|beautiful.
A Calculator Gallery From Japan. Don't stop at the first page, keep clicking and find lots to love.
Nice addition to the MoOM, the Phillip K. Dick book cover art gallery.
Katie Carney has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. We're currently finishing up the "Benefactors' Wing" at The MoOM and the Summer Exhibitions are in the works too.
Teylers Museum Haarlem Holland's collection of 350 19th century scientific instruments. Beautifully presented. Bedankt Herman.
Wired's Vintage Japanese Robots Storm Sci-Fi Museum goes directly into the MoOM. Via Bibi.
Another milk bottle collection for the MoOM.
An instant MoOM classic, Phantom Production's Vintage Reel To Reel Catalog Collection. The print ads by year are nice too. Via the home of this weekend's Yard Sale of The Century. No Earlybirds!
"The MoOM is simultaneously completely necessary and utterly useless. Its meta-ness is without bounds." When you get reviewed by a site called The Reciprocal Crap Exchange it's best to pay attention. Thanks for that.
Nice addition to the MoOM, the Dutch poster gallery over at NAGO.
Gorgeous and a perfect addition to the MoOM, huge collection of tango sheet music, Todo Tango.
A MoOM entry and a FDL, all in one, wine labels from former states of the Soviet Union.
Worldwide Postal History, Marks and Thematic Meters Gallery.
"The time suck to end all time sucks." Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times on our MoOM. Thanks for that.
"A Museum for Everything." The American Historical Association posts a quick write-up on our MoOM. Thanks for that.
Nice addition to the MoOM, the Gallery of Graphic Design.
Comprehensive cover gallery of the French "Saint" novels. Mostly by Boirau and Regino Bernad. A great collection, most definitely MoOM-worthy.
For the MoOM, a huge collection of vintage broadcast microphones.
The Virtual Museum of Vintage VCRs. Thanks Brian.
For the MoOM, the University of Otago's online exhibition Straight Jackets, the art of the book jacket.
Peach Box Label Gallery. Via A Million Monkeys.
John Boardley of I Love Typography and Mark Greenberg of Mayfair Recordings and The Coctails have both joined the affectedly genteel Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, which was recently featured on VSL.
Jon Tan of Bristol, Avon UK has joined the quasi-prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. We're currently finishing up the "Benefactors' Wing" at The MoOM.
If the main galleries at The MoOM aren't enough for you please feel free to browse through the stacks in The MoOM Annex, a part of our regular archives.
German Hosiery Museum. Via The Cartoonist.
Our Museum of Online Museums got a nice write-up at Apartment Therapy today. Thanks for that.
Great addition to the MoOM, The George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection; Gumshoes, Sleuths and Snoopers.
The Original Monopoly Chance and Community Chest Card Gallery goes straight into the MoOM. Via our friends at the DDC.
Gallery of Shoe Lacing Methods.
Seeburg Jukebox, Home Stereo, Background Music System and Vending Machines Galleries.
What makes a great MoOM exhibition? An arcane subject, great visuals, comprehensive background information and, above all, a passionate collector. Like so. The Soviet Lemonade Labels Gallery curated by Slava. Via Textism.
Polish cheese labels.
An instant MoOM classic, Lou's Strange Hair Net Collection. Via gmt+9(-15).
The MoOM next addition, The Russian Photography Collection 1917 -1945.
Related to the last, a relink to Cliff Muskiet's Stewardess Uniform Gallery, in particular the Braniff and Fly Niki collections.
The Japanese Uniform Museum, an excellent addition to the MoOM, courtesy of Tony from Mira y Calla.
Perfect for the MoOM, the Winkler Collection of Boxing Photographs.
Beerzie writes, "My kids love rubber erasers, so I was doing some research. These people love erasers, too."
Two great ones for the MoOM: the Virtual Shoe Museum, and the Bata Shoe Museum. On the former, you can even browse by colour or object type (furniture?) which is cool.
Adult Movie Posters of the 60's and 70's.
William Kilarjian has joined the sorta prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. We're currently finishing up the "Benefactors' Wing" at The MoOM.
Letters, Receipts & Tickets Gallery. Via The DDC.
Museo Virtual del Transporte Argentino.
The Museum of Broken Relationships.
"Experience and Knowledge Will Light You To Success." The owl featured in the image promoting the Spring Exhibitions at The MoOM comes from a collection of vintage J. Walter Thompson 'House Ads' from Duke's Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Thanks for asking Kathy.
Set aside some time to browse the huge collection of Chilton Computing photographs: 1961-1989.
Cool Hunting's walk through of the Whitney Biennial 2008 with exhibition designer Mark Steigelman.
20th Century Abandonware Collection, legacy software, computer systems and memorabilia.
Robin Sherwood has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. We're just finishing up the "Benefactors' Wing" at The MoOM and the Spring Exhibitions will be up in the next day or so.
Huge collection of USSR propaganda posters.
The Library of Congress presents an online exhibition, The Work of Charles and Ray Eames.
Our MoOM was featured on today's Very Short List. It brought a large crowd who were well-mannered except for whoever stuck chewing gum on the Vermeer.
Lyn Palmer of Louisville and Don Stillman of DC have joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. We're just finishing up the "Benefactors' Wing" at The MoOM and the Spring Exhibitions too. Thanks to all the recent Board members, you'll be hearing from us shortly.
A collection of Sydney Aboriginal Rock Engravings. Via 1+1=3.
For The MoOM, a huge gallery of VHS Cover Art from completely forgettable movies.
The Oddmusic Gallery, a collection of bizarre musical instruments, from the Cymbalom to the Theremin Cello.
Gallery of Painted Bug Parts.
WFMU on early science fiction fanzines: a cover gallery. Beyond great. The first batch are based on Logan's Run for God's sake. An instant MoOM classic.
An instant MoOM classic, The Spy And Private-Eye Museum Old Badge Collection. Via The Cartoonist.
Incredibly deep, sortable collection of magazine ads, 1930-69. Suggestion: ride the 'random' button. Clipped from Quipped.
Obsessional on the Curta Calculator, a cool-looking, hand-cranked mechanical calculator introduced in Germany in 1948.
Binders jam-packed with vintage travel decals. Via the DDC.
The Virtual Museum of Offensive Art. Via New Humanist.
Excellent Bottlecap collection.
Ken's Vintage HP Oscillators, Meters & Related Equipment Museum. "This page as well as my basement is under construction. " I'll say. Via The DDC.
Perfect for the MoOM, the Condiment Packet Gallery.
All 435 gorgeous plates from Audubon's Birds of America, courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh. Yowza.
Straight into MoOM from Japan, The Bizarre Effect Museum, vintage stompboxes, amps, guitars, and more. Via gmt+9 (-15).
Contractor sidewalk stamps collection.
Huge collection of WWI US Propaganda posters.
The Dick Tracy Museum in Woodstock, IL. Get to it while you still can, as, sadly, it's shutting down this summer.
A dead-solid lock to make its debut in the next update of MoOM galleries. The Locomotive Horn Sound File Collection. Wow. Who knew? Thanks Marshall.
Rare and vintage musical electronic toys at Miniorgan, with sound samples and coolness factor ratings.
International art museums ranked by 2007 attendance by The Art Newspaper (pdf). Sadly, no mention of The MoOM. Via C-Monster.
A pair for the MoOM, a zillion bank logos and a directory of milk bottles. Thanks Chris.
Marc Ewing has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. We're just finishing up the "Benefactors' Wing" at The MoOM. Thanks to all the recent Board members, you'll be hearing from us shortly.
Bento Box Gallery.
Damien Newman has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums. We're just finishing up the "Benefactors' Wing" at The MoOM. Thanks to all the recent Board members, you'll be hearing from us shortly.
Thanks to Ryan Norbauer who has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, aka The MoOM.
The collection of small international aquatic plant layouts is more interesting than it sounds. Found among other things.
Thanks to Sean Palmer who has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, aka The MoOM.
It's always snowing in Room 109 of the Ikejiri Institute of Design in Tokyo.
Fantastic, big collection of stills from Hitchcock movies.
Thanks to Werner Haker who has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, aka The MoOM.
Huge collection of Cult Movie Posters.
The Museum of Gas Station Signs. The very definition of a MoOM exhibit.
Sweet, a nice addition to our MoOM, The Museum of Early Aircraft Design.
An instant MoOM classic, J. Alan Wall's Television Station Sign-Off Video Collection. Via Waxy.
A Collection of Punched Cards.
Definitely an addition to our MOoM, welcome to the Science and Society Picture Library.
Attention type freaks. The Historic American Sheet Music Collection at Duke.
"I mainly focus on classic 'Made In Japan' radios dating from 1957-63. I also collect 'Made in U.S.A' sets and have some 'Made in Hong Kong' examples from the mid-late 60's." Michael Jack's Transistor Radio Collection.
Thanks to John Pojman who has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, aka The MoOM.
Duke's Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the final winner from our Infrequent Mailing MoOM contest. Submitted by Tim Swezy who will receive a Field Notes 3 Pack and the mug.
The Pollack Museum of Advertising Memorabilia, a winner from our Infrequent Mailing MoOM contest. Submitted by Jeff Rutzky who will receive a Field Notes 3 Pack and the mug.
For the MoOM? No one will ever top Ken Dryden or Gerry Cheevers' masks but NHL goalies keep trying.
Vintage Cover Gallery from the Pacific Gas & Electric Corporate Newsletter, a winner from our Infrequent Mailing MoOM contest. Submitted by David Bennett, who will receive a Field Notes 3 Pack and the mug.
French Postcards of the 50s, 60s & 70s. I. II. III. Via Paperholic.
The William H. Lokes Type Foundry Pin Mark Reference, a winner from our Infrequent Mailing MoOM contest. Submitted by Neal Holmes who will receive a Field Notes 3 Pack and the mug.
Imitation Dr. Pepper Brand Gallery, a winner from our Infrequent Mailing MoOM contest. Submitted by Adriene Hill who will receive a Field Notes 3 Pack and the mug.
Typewriter Ribbon Tin Collection. An instant MoOM classic.
Marcel's Beer Bottle Cap collection, indexed by country. Perhaps you can help identify some of his unknown caps.
Gallery of paper-based condom envelopes from the 1930s/40s
Wow. The Library of Congress has a Flickr account and weblog. More about it here.
A MoOM exhibition from the very beginning, Lileks' Matchbook Museum has been updated. l. ll. lll.
Manhole covers reproduced as floor mats. Cool. Now if they could only base some on designs from The Okachin Japanese Manhole Cover Gallery, which is an exhibit in The MoOM. Via SimpleBits.
Thanks to Grettir Asmundarson who has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, aka The MoOM.
Thanks to Whet Moser who has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, aka The MoOM.
Whet writes, "Lots of the links are broken, but lots of the ones that aren't are awesome. Museums in Russia." I. II. III.
Archive of 8-Track tapes "of the moment". A shoe-in for the next MoOM update. I. II. III. Via PCL.
Please, come stroll through the new Winter 2008 exhibition at the MoOM.
This will definitely to be added to our MoOM, the Virtual Typewriter Museum.
Museum of Corporate Neckties.
Collection of handbills, stickers, and other small paper items.
In honor of the 300th birtHDay of Carl Linnaeus, the Department of Phanerogamic Botany at the Swedish Museum of Natural History has made 4000 of his herbarium specimens available online. Thanks Tiberio.
The David A. Bontrager Vintage Letterhead Collection "contains letters that I received from trucking companies, private carriers, manufacturers, and suppliers during the time period between the late Fifties and early Sixties." So awesome, a perfect MoOM exhibition. Thanks Katy.
The Tarot and Playing Cards Museum. Over 3600 decks. Fab. I. II. III. A shoe-in for the next MoOM update, coming very soon.
An instant MoOM classic,
Vintage Board Game Gallery. Via DO.
Massive Bob Dylan Ticket Stub and Concert Poster Archive.
It's practically impossible not to relink this after that. 681 different stewardess uniforms from 301 airlines, the oh-so fabulous Stewardess Uniform Collection, a longtime MoOM exhibition.
The Wood Type Museum. Thanks Kevin!
Gallery of American Motel Signs.
Aeroplanes Silhouettes Collection. Helpful for dogfight watching.
A mainstay of The MoOM since forever, Jonathan Janson's Essential Vermeer has been relaunched and completely reorganized. New features include shots of Vermeer related documents. Sweet.
The most excellent thing ever and perhaps the first official MoOM exhibition on video, Hal4400's collection of Marantz audio components.
Vintage Displays, Packaging & Advertising Memorabilia.
An instant MoOM classic, German Football Cigarette Cards Gallery 1930-40. Loving the metallic inks. Eric.
A recent addition to the Tiny Pineapple Nurse Book Collection, a gallery currently on exhibit in The MoOM.
An instant MoOM classic. Gallery of license plates of the U.S. and Canada used during 1976. Curated by Mike Sells, Automobile License Plate Collectors Association member #6464. Via The DDC.
Pare-Brise du Jour. What's on the windshields of Paris today?
Gallery of Pocky brand snack foods. From The Journal of Ephemeral Inspiration, "a neverending spew of pointless minutae."
Thanks to Loïc Boyer of L'Imprimante and Rouen, France who has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, aka The MoOM.
Birth of Boomboxes Museum: 1976-81.
Perfect for the MoOM, The Slide Rule Resource Centre. Thanks Marshall.
Thanks to Beerzie Boy who has joined the mildly distinguished Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, aka The MoOM.
Thanks to Debbie Millman who has joined the sorta prestigious Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, otherwise known as The MoOM.
Jen Sharpe's great NPR essay on "The Krieggsmann Collection," a longtime MoOM favorite. Dumpster of Forgotten Musicians Launches Quest.
Wardomatics's Mom's "16 Magazine" covers.
For Dee, things previously featured in The MoOM can be found in two places, there's an archive of annotated quarterly exhibitions and for a much more unorganized listing of everything else, check the MoOM Annex, a section of our general archives.
"The Nation Magazine Cover Archive (NMCA) is a non-commercial 'hobbysite' devoted to helping keep inspirational magazine design alive." The NMCA Magazine Cover Archive, via Josh Spear.
An instant MoOM classic, The Okachin Japanese Manhole Cover Gallery. Via Pink Tentacle.
An All Hallows' MoOM link from Katy. The Museum of Mourning Photography and Memorial Practice.
The Sega Logo Project Video Gallery.
Amateur Radio and Electronics Catalog Cover Pictures Gallery. I. II. III.
Hand-transformed Pez dispenser museum. Thanks Hubs.
Museum of Flight Simulation. Thanks Adrian.
Taking a trip to the Daisy BB Gun Museum.
Relink for an absolute MoOM classic. Steven Hill's movie title screens gallery. There's no sense in pulling out faves from this massive collection, just jump right in. OK, well maybe one.
Substrate, Gallery of Computation. Via Eightface.
Another fab set of Vintage '50s and '60s Matchbook Labels, this time from Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Estonia. I. II. III. Via Papel Continuo.
For Phineas, who decorated our washroom, the gallery of Vintage Octopus Pulp Covers.
Thanks to Theo Armour of Art of the Net who has joined the Board of Directors of our Museum on Online Museums, otherwise known as The MoOM.
Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies, especially these.
We hear there is a story about our MoOM, The Museum of Online Museums in the UK Observer today but it's not online. The first person to send us a photo of it will receive a parcel full of stuff. Man that was fast. Thanks to John Coulthart for the scan.
The Galleries of Thrift Store Art.
The Helmet Project, a natural for The MoOM. Thanks Derek.
Crosso, Electronic Noughts and Crosses. So cool. Lots more at The Mechanical Puzzle Museum. Via Links Modernos.
An instant MoOM classic. Record Envelope, Kavel Rafferty's little library of record sleeves is not so little. I. II. III. Via I Like.
Awesome vintage decal sets for remote-control buggies from the 1980's at Cartytpe. Via Old Glutton.
This link came in too late for the recent MoOM update but it's sure to be leading the way in the next, The Pre-1990 Sports Card Portraiture Pool. Fab. I. II. III.
Wood-Bodied Car and Truck Gallery. Thanks
J-Cards, Condiment Packages, Orange Papers, Selectrics & Pocket Protectors. Lots to explore at our freshly updated Museum of Online Museums.
Vintage Fishing Lures Collection.
After moving my desk west to Boulder, CO and getting my new license plates (happily more minimal than IL plates) I had to revisit License Plates of the World. If I did any more desk-moving, I might have to opt for Bhutan or one of the places with Red license plates (frames). The plate for the Moon could use a little redesign, and I don't know how the Nunavut plates work out, but they're certainly unique.
A comprehensive Museum of Visa Cash and Mondex Cards. Submitted by MoOM Board Member Randy Hunt.
Wishbook, the vintage Christmas catalog archive project. Via Mefi.
Sometimes a site presents itself that is the very definition of what our MoOM, The Museum of Online Museums is all about. This is one of those times. Presenting The Soviet Uniform Caps Collection.
The definitive collection of Big Things in Canada, including the big magnet in Moncton and the big coffee pot in Davidson.
"A visual encounter with the incredibly diverse world of Brand Name Pencils" and an instant MoOM classic. Via Sergio Israelson's Links Modernos.
Vacancy. Steamed Heat. Hourly Rates. Motel Signs.
Sometimes it's the sheer size or comprehensiveness of a collection that gets our attention for The MoOM but more frequently its a matter of taste or curatorial choice. Case in point, these 56 stamps from David McFarline.
Gallery of Batman Onomatopoeia. Via The Serif. Kapow!
"Ufology and philately share at least one thing: a passion for collecting, whether it be news clippings on unexplained cases or first day covers." The Stamp Collector's Guide to the Galaxy. Via The Cartoonist.
Brazilian LP Cover Art Gallery. A big collection and an instant MoOM classic.
Japanese Vending Machine Gallery.
Two for the MoOM via p+p: Drawger's Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies and Fearsome Defense Ministry Logos.
Vintage Octopus Pulp Covers Gallery. An instant MoOM classic.
Via the Drap: a schload'a Gibson Flying V guitars.
The Gallery of Sexy Pez Advertising. An instant MoOM classic.
Galleries of abandoned places. Via Mefi.
The worst trading cards, parts one and two. Including the awesome Truckin' set. Via Informationnation.
Side B: Music Thing on the strange world of German cassette collectors and Compact Cassette Manufacturer J-Card Gallery.
Side A: Designboom on Cassette Tape Culture and Neckns' analog audio tape cassette collection.
Yale's The Société Anonyme, Modernism for America. An 'experimental museum,' the Société was created by Katherine Dreier, Duchamp and Man Ray to "promote avant-garde art to American audiences."
Yale's The Société Anonyme, Modernism for America. An 'experimental museum,' the Société was created by Katherine Dreier, Duchamp and Man Ray to "promote avant-garde art to American audiences."
Following up on yesterday's MoOM post, here are lots more LP Covers, including Strength Thru Oi! and Mr. Acker Bilk. Fab. Via Mefi.
Vintage Vanguard, a massive LP record cover gallery with an emphasis on the Blue Note label. Delicious. Thanks to Frank Chimero.
Thousands of comic book covers and, if they have their way, eventually all of them. Via Veer.
Maraid Design's excellent 1950s and 60s Eastern European Matchbox Label Collection. Lots more in a Flickr set. Via Fed By Birds.
"Spoons from the right." The Generic Cheese & Macaroni Gallery. An instant (well actually about ten minutes) MoOM classic. Mmmm, Mega.
The Albrecht Dürer annotated stamp collection will make a nice addition to MoOM. Found among other sets of "topicals."
A collection of calculators created during the Cold War for the use of civil defense planners and military commanders. Found among other things.
The sad story of the closing of the Squished Penny Museum. Their archives however, shall live on at the MoOM.
A Few thousand science fiction magazine covers. Via Rashomon.
Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service ephemera. An instant MoOM classic.
Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service ephemera. An instant MoOM classic.
Retired Circus Logo Gallery.
Huge Magazine's Thrift Store Art Gallery, featuring Tourists Anticipating the Arrival of Godzilla.
The mission of The MoOM has been updated to include information about joining the Board of Directors. Plus, the Spring Exhbitions are listed, as are a bunch of previous ones.
An instant MoOM classic. Arnold's Dance Band Encyclopedia, jammed with tons of 78 rpm record labels and a great reference for period type and art. I. II. III.
"Frisbee is the lifeblood of the universe."
Jon Muller (of Crouton) introduces his Museum of Beards. "At some point, perhaps a finer public display of this will be possible," he tells us.
"There's something about the way the ink and the wood work together, the ink bleeding and blurring. Beautiful." Fruit Crates.
The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies. Via Bearskinrug.
The Online Paper Airplane Museum. Via Plep.
Classic Bubblegum Trading Card Gallery, including this set from "Hogan's Heroes." I. II. III. Thanks Nick.
An instant MoOM classic. The Tiny Pineapple Nurse Book Collection. I. II. III.
Hunting & Fishing License Badge Gallery. An instant MoOM classic. Via the DDC.
Gallery of Business Cards.
Renee points us to the Living Image Vintage Camera Museum. Nice, the collection goes well with Rod Huntings' sold-out print in our Swap Meat.
Gertie writes from Amsterdam to point us to her Matchbox Collection and, especially to her and her father-in-law's Orangepaper Collection. Gertie, welcome to The MoOM.
Weird Wheels Bubblegum-Cards Collection. Via Show & Tell.
Like the last post? Try it again in a different format.
Compact Cassette Manufacturer J-Card Gallery. Found among other things.
Collection of Vintage Camera Manuals. Via The Cartoonist.
The Mao Suit Museum seems destined for the MoOM. Thanks 'Crans.
The Bentley Snow Crystal Collection. Via Alec Soth.
60's & 70's Asian Pop Record Covers Gallery. An instant MoOM classic. I. II. III.
Heathkit Museum. I. II. III.
The Nudes of Art History Gallery. Via The Nonist.
For The MoOM. Maybe. The Museum of Pocket Protectors. "I'm not just a collector, I am also a wearer."
"An archive of flexible portion control." Condiment Packet Gallery, welcome to the MoOM. Via Byrdhouse.
Scrapbook of Russian Bookjackets, 1917-42, at the NYPL Digital Gallery. I. II. III. Via gmt+9 (-15).
Superhero Hall of Fame and Museum, has lots of stuff online and is located in the real world in, of course, Smallville, Kansas.
Piinukka Uuppaa, vintage Finnish pulp paperback gallery. Via Glyphjockey at PCL.
A Narrative History of the Light Bulb, a new series of photographs by Catherine Wagner. Via Finkbuilt.
Nebraska Payphones Gallery.
The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum. Via Paperholic.
Museum of Aviation Stickers. I. II. III.
For The MoOM, from Michael Chevalier, the Van Advertisements Gallery. I. II. III.
A instant MoOM classic. Doug Wilson's survey of international restroom hand dryers. (A bit wonky in Safari, btw.) Found while Observing.
"Q: How did you find such a perfect word to describe your stuff? A: I made it up." The Zymoglyphic Museum.
Hundreds of science-fiction fanzines, scanned and presented online, with a variety of related material. A great browse. Via Paperholic.
Huge collection of Penny Postcards. Thanks Andrew.
Gallery of assorted vinyl record labels. I. II. III. Via Newstoday.
The Online Skateboard Museum.
"This space for writing messages." 2000 postcards (with backs) of Delaware and nearby areas, from the end of the nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth. Via Mr. Abb.
Ephemera interview with Cereal Box Collector Dallas Poague.
The Airchive, museum of commercial aviation.
Updated Gallery of William Burroughs book covers. I. II. III.
Cereal Box Archive.
30 years' worth of McDonald's history, told by one dozen promotional trayliners
Famous Sounds lists just about every sonic cliche except the 808 handclap I was looking for.
Kevo writes, "Car brochure covers, old and recent, from all over the world. The site itself ain't much to look at, but the images are pure gold." Agreed. I. II. III.
Frequently while evaluating individual collections for potential inclusion in The MoOM we find ourselves saying "Who knew?" Like just now, when, based on a tip, we discovered that there is a huge community of Joker Collectors online. Like Vito, Paulino and Miriam & Joop.
Gallery of Literary Stamps. Via MOPBC.
Mark and Jill's Pinball Collection.
On a slow, holiday Monday, visit a mainstay of The MoOM, the official blog of Plan59, the site dedicated to the commercial art of mid-century America, Pastelogram.
A box of apples, Fruit Crate Label Art Gallery. Via Quipsologies.
Gallery of Hotel Luggage Labels.
The MoLI, The Museum of Lost Interactions, probably deserves a spot in The MoOM, The Museum of Online Museums, don't you think? Check the Chordmaster from Fender and accompanying video too.
For BB. Vintage Piaggio Scooter Calendars.
The Museum of Vintage Restaurant Coffee Cups. Thanks Otto.
16 gorgeous fruit wrappers from the Jersey City Printing Company, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1895, and others from North Africa. Via the DDC.
How long does it take to drive to Stockholm? (Bonus: here's another story of a heroic Abba-inspired trip to Sweden.)
Timeline history of the IBM Typewriter and the guy behind the coolest of them.
European Oil Company Road Maps. Destined for The MoOM.
Jamaican Record Label Art, including some nice "trashed labels." Via, as you might expect, gmt+9(-15).
Michael Nolan digs the MoOM update. Thanks for that. Big changes are in the works for the spring,
A nice companion piece to The Ultimate Bolex Collector Resource in the recently updated MoOM: mondoFoto's Super 8 Movie Instruction Manuals.
Russian Visual Arts, Art Criticism in Context, 1814-1909. I. II. III.
Related to the last, the Selectric Typewriter Museum.
Alphabetilately. Thanks Katy, who likes the "Es."
Collection of the covers from various editions of Jack Kerouac's On The Road. Nice find for the soon-to-be updated MoOM.
After opening a vintage toy truck purchased for my son at a yard sale this summer, I discovered a pair of surprisingly uncorroded "AA Everfull" batteries, which I guessed must have been more than forty years old. A Google search revealed nothing at all about the awesomely named brand, but it did lead me to the equally awesomely named Bonkers About Batteries.
The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art. For the MoOM. Thanks Wendy.
Paper Money Gallery with a special section on
Hyperinflation Banknotes. Hey buddy, got change for a ten billion?
The BBC Test Card and Tuning Signal Gallery. Thanks 'Mash.
Collection of Radio Spots for Exploitation Movies.
A MoOM classic, updated. Ted Staunton's massive collection of 78rpm record labels 1900-1960. Fab.
230 years of Russian banknotes history.
Motel Hell Gallery. Postcards of the 1950's, 60's and 70's. "Forgotten places lost on the roads that time forgot." Sweet.
Tall-Tale Postcard Gallery, from the Wisconsin Historical Society. Via our man in Vancouver.
All your favorite All Stars are here, from Jorge Bande to S. Bruce Black to even Cuthbert Heath. The Insurance Hall of Fame.
Another wonderfully bizarre entry from The Athanasius Kircher Society: the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, a museum of the Sicilian dead. Via bblinks.
Elliott Avedon Games Museum virtual exhibits.
Girls in Late '60s Car Ads Gallery. Click pix to advance.
Because we can, let's revisit the amazing Kriegsmann Files, found in a heap of discarded studio photographs in a Venice alleyway and now saved for posterity by America's no. 1 website.
"Its glistening chandeliers, mirrored cases and theatrical lighting create a magical atmosphere." Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum. Via bblinks.
Circusmuseum, includes over 7000 posters. Click on the performers to the right to dive right in. Via dfckr.
How did we miss this for the MoOM? Ah well, a wrong righted. Enjoy the Gallery of Notorious Knits.
The Virtual Absinthe Museum.
Vinyl On Demand, 20,000 record covers. Via DO.
Oh Lord, I'll be unavailable for a while. If you really need me I'll be in the Mego Library, checking the Department Store Christmas Catalogs, probably over here.
The Gallery of Monster Toys seems like a fit for MoOM.
20th Century Stereo Viewers Gallery.
An instant MoOM classic. Andreas Praefcke's postcard collection of theatres and concert halls worldwide. Check the 'special pages.'
Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920s at The Met.
Perfectly MoOMish, the The Airline Bag Lounge, a perfect compliment to a site we can't seem to link enough, The Stewardess Uniform Gallery. Thanks Kevo.
Irritating that the site puts an ad for themselves on each image, but interesting none the less: Vintage Rockola Jukebox Brochures. Via Things.
One of many well presented and annotated online tours at the NGA, American Masters from Bingham to Eakins, the John Wilmerding Collection.
A fantastic site for collectors of vintage Bolex motion picture cameras. A must for anyone (like us) with an interest in the wonky end of filmmaking.
Tiny Flowers' Vintage Condom Package Design Gallery. So great. I. II. III. Plus a bonus gallery of current Japanese condom brand packages. Thanks to Jen H. for the, um, tip.
An instant MoOM classic. Sarah's massive collection of transistor radios. I. II. III. Via The DDC.
The Dexia Art Gallery. Only available in Dutch and French at the moment, but the way the physical spaces and collection are presented needs very little translation.
Okay, here's Brick Fetish with an even more complete history of Lego. There's loads of great stuff here. This I've never seen before, and this I've always enjoyed. Thanks, Jim.
Gallery of American Colonial Currency.
"Death Rides the Forest When Man Is Careless" and other posters at the surprisingly thorough Forest Fire Prevention Museum in, yes, "Smokey's Vault."
"These postcards were purchased by my father in 1966 during a tour of the former Soviet Union."
One day, when outlawed historians of our society in decline meet in candlelit secret to determine what past event best represents civilization's high-water mark, they will agree it was decent food served on airplanes along with the proper utensils to eat it. We have tumbled far past that point already but it's not too soon to be nostalgic for the moment just after which everything went horribly, horribly wrong. From our MoOM Fall Exhibitions.
Where We Live Photographs of America from the Berman Collection at The Getty. Great exhibition, not well served by a clunky interface.
Americans in Paris, 1860-1900 at The Met.
Wow, okay, there's a lot here. The Carrot Museum. You can check out the carrot guitar, there are recipes, toys, history, collections, tattoos and more. And you could plan ahead for next Halloween's costume rental.
Newspaper Movie Ad Archive, 1959-77. I. II. III. Via Eye of the Goof.
Peckish? The Buttolph Collection has got you covered.
Andrew writes, "Some really wonderful stuff in here - a vast collection of 50s-60s cover art from pulp paperbacks. Categorized, easy to flip through - with some incredibly campy titles." I'll say. I. II. III.
Sordid, racist, sexist, hokey, vile Men's Magazine Covers of the '50s and '60s. If that's not enough to get you to click, one of them teases a story called, "The Golden Nudes of the Mad Nazi Sculptor." Reprehensible really. Too bad the scans aren't bigger. Oh, and the interior illustrations are really tasteless too.
"It centers around bouncy balls and includes many types of balls (round objects). It is nowhere near complete, but I am adding all of the time. I have been collecting all of my life, 38 years, and am very avid." I'll say. Jeffrey's AllBall, the bouncy ball archive, is an instant MoOM classic. Major MoOM update coming soon.
"When large trucks make a right turn, they swing a little bit wide to the left first. Simple idea. Many ways to express it."
Something that belongs in the MOoM, but we can't find: a collection of those rock and roll mirrors given away as carnival prizes in the '80s. Help us out, someone.
Mark writes, not knowing that this was one of the very first sites featured in the MoOM, that we should consider Cliff Muskiet's Stewardess Uniform Gallery. That's as good a reason as any for a relink. That, and the fab Braniff and Fly Niki collections.
Vanity license plate pictures and meanings gallery.
A comprehensive resource dedicated to the Art of the Photogravure. A lovely marriage of form and content by Toky, St. Louis. Thanks Katy.
Strangely fascinating, like much of the other stuff in the MoOM, directory of
Telephone Books. I. II. III.
Hotel Toiletry Packaging Collection.
Department of Special Collections' Vogue Picture Records 1946-47. Thanks Coop.
Here's one for the MoOM. Cars made in Argentina, via Things.
Two for the MoOM: Gallery of Soviet Anti-American Propaganda and Cuban Propaganda Posters through '71. Via Cynical-C.
Pixelyn's Premiere Issues Project. Didn't realize how much I'd missed Grand Royal until this moment. Via Chris Glass.
Drap is lost in Cincinnati on his DDC Fall Tour but we're all lucky he stumbled into The American Sign Museum.
The gallery of matchbox art to end all galleries of matchbox art. See you in an hour or so. I. II. III. Via Papel Continuo.
Sometimes curating the MoOM is simply a matter of clicking a link and then realizing a few minutes later that you've been staring with your mouth open. Such is the case for Ted Staunton's 78 rpm Label Collection. I. II. III. Via PG at eTapes.
This MoOM Classic has been brought back to our attention by core77. The unstoppable Condiment Packet Museum.
Oft Unseen Art from the Lodge, an amazing collection of art, artifacts and ephemera from the Freemasons and other secret fraternal organizations.
Artsonia, an art gallery online for kids. They can post their work, create tshirts from it, or just get new ideas for art projects.
The kind of thing that defines our MoOM by its idiosyncratic enthusiasm. The Museum of Corporate Neckties.
Museum of vintage magic posters and related items. I. II. III. Via Veer.
Enormous Cigarette Card Gallery at the NYPL.
IDEA Photographic: After Modernism, an annotated online exhibition from the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe.
Our MoOM is featured on the rocketboomish German web tv show, Ehrensenf.
From Baffling Affair in the County Hospital to Operation Love, if books about nursing are your favorties, the The Tiny Pineapple Nurse Book Collection has it all. Via Cynical-C.
Eleven presses that made history.
Where all big signs go to die: The Neon Museum, "Reclaim. Restore. Remember." And some great photos at Secret Fun Blog from a recent trip to the graveyard.
Harvey Golden's collection of Traditional Arctic Kayak Replicas.
Other Stock Certificates Museum. A day late to make it into the current MoOM exhibitions but a better than fair shot to make it in the Fall. In the meantime, into The Annex you go. Via The DDC.
Such a nice gallery o' Vintage Matchbooks. Via
Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie.
Regarding last week's NPR story about, in part, our MoOM and defining what qualifies something as a 'museum,' Joe decides that perhaps Potter Stewart's quote, "I'll know it when I see it" might be the only answer.
This should have been in the "Museum Campus" section of MoOM from the start. The site for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Head right to 'explore the collection' and we'll see you in a few hours. Beautifully presented and annotated. Highlights include vermeer's The Kitchen Maid and, of course, The Night Watch and many more Rembrandts. Thanks Amy.
The Jill Ann Loew Snow Globe Museum.
Many awesome things can be found at the online Telegraph Museum, but perhaps none is more awesome than this photo of a replica of the first Voltaic cell battery being presented to a profoundly indifferent Pope John Paul II. The site also includes a list of links that can only be described as The Museum of Online Telegraph Museums where you can discover collections like The Museum of Code Practice Oscillators and The Vibroplex Collector's Page and many more excellent sites on the subject than you ever imagined existed.
The audio of last night's All Things Considered story on museums and our MoOM is now available.
The excellent Watch & Clock Museum is operated by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, which also runs a library as well as the School of Horology, which isn't like it sounds.
Harriet Baskas' piece about online museums and our MoOM (Museum of Online Museums) is scheduled to run on All Things Considered on NPR this evening.
"Frogs playing cards, seated at a cafe, in the schoolroom, at the barber's or in a soldier's garb. Discover our collection of 108 different frogs in satirical scenes of everyday life circa 1850." Le Musee des Grenouilles, the Museum of Frogs. Via Screenhead.
Greenmuseum and its listing of featured artists.
Old Woodworking Machines, a huge collection of scans of ads, manuals, and catalogs. Via Evenings.
Examples from our permanent jigsaw puzzle collection.
A little touch of the macabre on this gloomy, rainy day: The Lizzie Borden Museum and Library.
"Whereas some countries' war posters portrayed violence in graphic detail, Canada's posters generally avoided such direct images." Canadian War Poster Collection. Via Evenings.
Scientific Trade Catalogs in Smithsonian Collections, 1800-1914. An instant MoOM classic. Via The Nonist.
A collection of game pieces, "culled from many sources, primarily old war game magazines such as Strategy & Tactics, Fire & Movement, Moves, Campaign, Panzerfaust, Conflict and the Wargamer." Via Byrdhouse.
"The Lost Museum, constructed by CUNY's Graduate Center students, is a fascinating, interactive 3-D look at PT Barnum's American Museum, at one time the most visited museum in the U.S. until it mysteriously burned to the ground in 1865."
Museum of Fantastic Specimens. A very good explanation in English here, to help navigate. Via Design View.
Neckns' analog audio tape cassette collection, Tapedeck features very nice scans, that are begging to be used for something.
"From 1961 to 1985, it is the largest effort ever undertaken to study another planet." The Soviet Exploration of Venus. Via Cynical-C.
Not to start a lurid theme or anything but, from the MoOM, Dirty Swedish Book Cover Exhibition.
Geographical Directory Of World Paper Money.
After a six year renovation, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will
finally reopen today and Eye Level will be blogging it live. Thanks Jeff.
Ok Jamie, I'll cut it out. But as long as I'm digging up old stuff, it's an appropriate time to light fuse and get away.
Museum. Via The Nonist.
Sketchbooks from The Essence of Line, French drawings from Ingres to Degas. Thanks Mike.
The Gallery of Floppy Disc Labels has been in the MoOM for quite some time and most deservedly so but If you don't feel your floppies are of museum quality, perhaps you could try this.
Grew up in a university town in the 70's and now have a massive aversion to macrame. These make me nervous.
Atlas in front of Rockefeller Center? That's his. The Virtual Museum of the Art of Lee Oskar Lawrie, America's Machine-Age Michelangelo who, sadly, remains largely forgotten.
Major space artifacts on display in the National Air and Space Museum, listed alphabetically. Via The Nonist.
Sweet screenshots from the Elvis flick, Easy Come, Easy Go. From the American Museum of Beat Art.
Warner Bros. Cartoons Filmography & Title Card Gallery. Not sure how that one escaped the clutches of the MoOM. Thanks for pointing it out Andrew.
Dennis Catron's collection of cheesecake LP covers. Via Eye of the Goof.
The Sullivan Press On-Line Museum Page.
Vintage British Product Packaging Collection.
Coming Attraction Lantern Slides Series Gallery at The George Eastman House. These go straight to the MoOM. Beautiful compositions, hand-colored and there's lots of typographic inspiration here too. I. II. III. Via the always watchful Rashomon.
The Museum of Unworkable Devices. Via Core77.
Das Lederhosen Museum.
Gallery of Retro Japanese Consumer Electronics. Instant MoOM classic.
The Museum of 70s & 80s Sports & Leisurewear.
The Official Russian Museums List.
Updated Soviet Consumer Product Gallery. I. II. III. Have you visited The MoOM lately?
Petit Musée Virtuel de Publicités Féminines
des Années 1940 à 1960. Via Rashomon.
"This web site is devoted to the postcards my grandfather collected from approximately 1906-1918. The collection is comprised of 435 postcards, most of which were produced in Russia, Poland and Germany." Via The Cartoonist.
Jack Kerouac Book Covers Gallery. Via The Nonist.
The Laurence Hutton Collection of Death Masks. Via BiBi.
Sylvain Halgand's Camera Collection is massive and organized, check the Polaroid gallery, for example.
All those works of art are yours. The Tate's "Your Collection" program. Curate your own or enjoy one like the I've Just Split Up Collection.
1909 Automobiles Manufacturers Catalogues at NYPL. Via Bibliodyssey.
Can't believe am only just now hearing about this. The Canon Camera Museum. Don't miss the super-detailed collection of every single Canon lens. Wow. Via Chris Glass.
Virtual Museum of Sex.
A great set of To Do lists, via Keaggy. I'm enjoying this and this.
Airline Spoons of the World Gallery. An instant MoOM classic. For some reason I'm partial to the one from Air Sénégal International. Via Boing.
Mike Wachs writes, "In case you're curious about fruit labels start here, and these are really beautiful." Yes sir. I. II. III.
Soviet Antique Radio Gallery. An instant MoOM classic.
They always seem sort of spooky to me. The American Museum of Natural History Dioramas. Lots of pix and video here. Plus tons of background info.
Jonathan Janson, proprietor of longtime MoOM member, The Essential vermeer also brings us Rembrandt, which includes, among many other things, the complete catalogue.
EMMA, The Electronic Museum of Mail Art. A natch for the MoOM. Via Plep.
Museum of Design Zurich
Devil's Rope Museum, especially this field spotting guide.
The physical manifestation of the museum won't appear in Kansas City until 2008, but in the interim, you're free to spend inordinate amounts of time at the amazing The Museum of Advertising Icons. Don't miss Actigall, the happy gall bladder.
Instant MoOM classic. Vintage HiFi Brochure Gallery. Delicious Eames Speakers and a lovely Altec catalog from 1954. Thanks again Brian.
"'Restaurant features delicious Kentucky foods at moderate prices served in pleasant surroundings. Sleep 200 ft. from H'wy.' An American a paragraph as was ever written." From Lileks' Motel Postcards.
Headed straight to the MoOM: US Military Aircraft Instrument Panels. Via Evenings.
And another MoOM find via Evenings: Des Chapeaux, a collection of ads for fancy French hats.
An amazing collection of Vintage Chinese Propaganda Calendars, reminding you to drink boiled water and realize the splendor of a female parachutist. Via Evenings.
An amazing collection of visual noises from Batman. Via Waxy.
Marcel's TV Museum. In German, but a 1964 Philips 21KX100A is a 1964 Philips 21KX100A in any language. Via Swissmiss.
An instant MoOM classic. Lileks' Interior Desecrations, horrible homes from the brass age of American design. Via Z.
The Elevator Museum, brought to you by Elevator World Magazine.
Vintage Wallpaper Gallery.
Leslie often takes her Mobile Museum of Gem Sweaters on the road when her band tours.
Bob Armstrong's Old Jigsaw Puzzles, includes descriptions of his restoration process, and pictures of his greatest triumph.
A great collection of old newspaper ads from Minneapolis. Why not Create Some Charm with Arsenic Wafers? Make sure that you Beware of Stale Coffee. And don't forget to ask for a Wombat Coat this Christmas.
The Engraveyard, a salute to tiny pictures made with wavy lines. Like so.
Cigarette pack graphics and lots of them, like thousands. Found among other things.
Vintage Palm Springs Postcards. Via PCL.
Another couple of logo projects underway, and I'm suddenly realizing that Brands of the World has for some reason never made it over to the MoOM. Done.
World Web Playing Cards Museum. Huge. Thanks Stan.
James Bowskill's Japanese packaging design scrapbook, Off the Shelf.
Road Sign and Site Gallery.
Gallery of Old Fishing Lures.
Hey, hay! Thanks to Kottke.
Same great galleries. Not quite as a cool of a name. Ephemera Now becomes Plan59 and continues as a more or less permanent exhibit in the MoOM.
Deluxe Vintage Calculator Gallery.
Just chatted with Harriet Baskas about our MoOM. Harriet created NPR's Hidden Treasures series, which is full of great stuff about collectors, collecting and things like a portrait of Spiro Agnew, done entirely in bird feathers.
A nice little acquisition by The MoOM staff, who are currently preparing a new seasonal showing. The Alice Statler Library Menu Collection.
Related, European Petrol Company Road Maps Collection. I'm partial to the Caltex 1954 spiral-bound Sweden map.
Steven Hill's Movie Title Screens Page, an instant MoOM classic. Via Sparkplug.
Early LCD Watch Gallery.
Book Covers Appreciation Gallery. From FWIS. Very nice annotated collection. I. II. III.
The Museum of Beverage Containers & Advertising. An instant MoOM classic. Thanks to the newest Veerian, Mark Hamilton.
Space Suits Gallery at Encyclopedia Astronautica. I like the Sokol-SK1 but can never seem to find the right shoes to go with it.
Lots of recent additions to a MoOM favorite. Airline Baggage Labels collection. I. II.. III. Via Speak Up.
Not quite on a level with Bill, Bono and and Melinda, our MoOM did crack the Time Magazine 50 Coolest Websites list for 2005. New showings soon. And thanks for the Top 10 Design Blogs mention and IB too.
Illustrated Movie Card Checklists.
Old Russian Soviet New Year greeting cards, 700+ including I. II. and III. Via the Internet Weekly.
Cereal Character Premium Museum.
Gallery of Funny Face Packs. Via Drawn.
Match World, an instant MoOM classic. Via gmt+9.
The Museum of Hoaxes might belong in the MoOM.
Microscopic Wood Anatomy of Central European Species.
Society of retired circus logos.
1K+ new Paperback Books Scans, thankfully they're mostly lurid. I. II. III. Plus, Monica, in which "Joe came to sell storm windows and almost perished in a blasting hurricane of love."
There are many, many not-to-be-missed works in the Museum of Bad Art, including Lucy In The Field With Flowers and Sunday On The Pot With George, although I have to say, if you've ever seen Mary Todd Lincoln, this is actually kind of flattering.
It's one thing to have an extensive collection of beer cans. It's something completely different when you only collect ones from Michigan. Michigan Beer Cans, welcome to the MoOM. Via Evenings.
Collected Date Nails.
K-Tel Classics Gallery. Thanks Lisa.
If ever there were an institution that it would be fun to create and maintain a weblog for, this is it. Eye Level is the Smithsonian's new daily journal. Bookmarked. Thanks to Jeff from Life Outtacontext, one of the site's creators, for the heads up.
Absurd Inventions & Patents Gallery. Via Dig Tank.
The Bob Lancaster Gallery of Unusual Playing Cards. Personally, I like the Rockwell Space Shuttle and Cocktail decks.
Stamps of the Soviet Era.
The National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian. Thanks Howard.
Museum of Forgotten Drive-Ins
. Via Look At This.
Lilek's The Engraveyard, "a salute to tiny pictures made with wavy lines." Nice one for the MoOM. Via edes!gn.
Vintage Microscope Slide Collection.
The USA Today calls out the MoOM, our Museum of Online Museums.
Vintage Tahitian Book Covers Gallery. Via Cynical-C.
Straight to the MoOM goes Sweet Daddy Tiki's Mugshot Gallery. Via Sparkplug.
Yowza, there sure are a lot of people hooked into
Kim Komando's radio show and newsletter, and today they're all checking out our MoOM. Thanks for that.
The Weekend Journal points to several museums that have started blogs, including the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, and the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. Coming next year: The Smithsonian blog.
"It may be surprising to some, but people actually collect fire hydrants." The MoOM is never surprised. Thanks Bill.
Boring postcards from Sweden. Exquisitely dull.
A few thousand science fiction covers in a sweet new interface, with a 'how I did it' section too. Via BB.
"The Agat is a fully Apple II+ compatible computer." A fantastic collection of Eastern European Home Computers . Via Transbuddha.
This is a monumental achievement. FoTA Bill Keaggy has now posted 1000 found grocery lists from his collection.
Peter's Gallery of Rum Labels.
Lexington History Museum Postcard Galleries.
Rolling Papers Collected, a late entry for the soon-to-be-opened, new MoOM exhibitions.
Updated Condiment Packet Museum. Thanks to Finkbuilt.
"To paraphrase an old newspaper slogan: all human art is here." The Times of London on our MoOM. Nice. Watch for the Fall Exhibitions shortly, including a special feature about the Museum of Online Museum's spiritual home.
Hank's Gallery of Truck Pictures.
Interested in having fun with plastic bottles or learning more about the fascinating history of potato storage? Look no further than the Museum of Weird Books.
Gallery of Indonesian Product Packaging.
An instant MoOM classic. "A collection of over 1,700 artworks from various nights of trading over the decades." ASCII Artwork: The RTTY Collection. Via Papel Continuo.
Bye Bye Blackboard... From Einstein and others. From the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford.
Instant MoOM classic. 500+ entries in the Cassette Jam '05 by Not Wild Style. Yowza.
20th Century Tobacco Ad Collection. Via The Cartoonist.
Gorgeous collection at this stamps blog. I. II. III. Tons more there. I believe this weblog, Mon Petit Lapin02, is related and I wish I could read it. Via Papel Continuo.
Flying Saucers In Popular Culture. Via PCL.
An instant MoOM classic. The Japanese Gallery of Psychiatric Art. Make sure to check all the galleries. Thanks to Brian McCartney.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society Collections at Kew. Via 24hM.
Collection of Bootleg Toys. Via Plep.
European Painted Roadside Advertisements. Thanks Christina.
Gallery of Space Mission Patches.
"Poop Deck Paul was a good friend of Captain Jolly..." Strange Frut: Rock Apocrypha from the Destroy All Monsters Collective is just one of the installations at the Detroit Institute of the Arts Artists Take On Detroit exhibition.
JtB from Tiny Showcase (I'm not even linking that, all the prints sell out in minutes anyway) sends a sweet find for the MooM: Tokens.
This lovely old book describing an ancient method of counting sheep is part of the collection at Manchester Metropolitan University
Instant MoOM classic. Nevada Casino Matchcovers Gallery. Thanks to Airbag for making the nomination.
Computer History Museum. Thanks Baldwin.
If we didn't already have the MoOM, we'd have to invent it to accomodate this amazing collection. Project C-90, the ultimate cassette tape gallery. "The era of this particular medium is slowly passing, and here we are trying to turn back time for 60 minutes... or, maybe, for 90." I. II. III. Thanks Brian.
Tim writes, "I created a web museum devoted to my grandfather's artwork in 1995. His name is Harrison Powers. He lived from 1903-1991. I think he was very creative and original. Maybe he wasn't a Picasso but he had something." Yes, he sure did Tim.
A gigantic collection of airline timetables. Via Evenings.
Pastelogram, the new scans blog of EphemeraNow, an institution we placed prominently on the MoOM Museum Campus, right from the very start.
The Television Test Card Gallery. An instant MoOM acquisition. Includes a geeky yet fascinating FAQ too. Via LitPL.
An incredibly detailed trip through the world of flight simulators. Brings back some very fond, albeit nerdy, memories. Via Things.
The Ephemera Society collects "minor transient documents of everyday life." Glad someone does.
The Metropolitan Museum of Mesozoic Memorabilia.
Museum of Beverage Containers and Advertising. I. II. III.
Terrific site for the Extreme Textiles exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Vintage Stained Glass Photography Galleries. Via Exclamation Mark.
SerraGlia's Museum Imagined of Contemporary Art. "It is not a museum in the town but is a museum for the town and for its citizens. It is the first museum free and always open where is possible to touch the works exhibited and even to photograph them. Unfortunately, little after we were compelled to destroy it because they began to arrive masses of tourists that believed it true."
A large collection of ads from 80's comic books. Sorely missing is the one that came up during a lunch last week, featuring the singing sensation Meatloaf asking for help.
Lay on Ground. Light Fuse. Get Away: We trot out this MoOM link once a year. A colorful collection of firecracker labels.
Beauty Amidst the Rubble? The Nonist assembles a tidy little collection of military embroidered insignia patches.
It was only a matter of time before the "found photo" phenomenon became more than something reserved for hobbiests and curious spectators. Now "Close to Home" at The Getty, takes it up to those upper echelons of "Art." Via Unbeige.
The world's largest and most diverse canned meat collection, Potted Meat Museum. Via wmmna.
Vintage Camera Galleries. Via Paperholic.
"Floyd "Pop" Dreyer was the leading sidecar racer from the 1910s to the early 1920s." And a Motorcycle Hall of Famer.
Arcade Art Library.
Excellent collection from Cornell. The Fantastic in Art and Fiction. Via Viewropa.
The Gallery of Casino Carpets. Via Kottke.
Buttons keys on vintage calculators and what they do.
EphemeraNow, New Scans Blog.
A fantastic collection of photos and manuals of German Enigma machines.
A huge, wonderful collection of German films program covers. Via Evenings.
Darren's Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness.
The Tight Skirts of the Past Galleries. Thanks Brian.
In breaking MoOM news, the long-awaited Louvre website redesign is almost nigh. We'll have more to say later this week for sure.
Today marks the anniversary of the first drive-in movie theater in Camden, NJ way back in 1933. Info, photos and history can be found at the Drive-In Museum
Robby's Super-8 Cover Collection is magnificent. I. II. III. This one goes straight into the MoOM. Via Bezembinder's.
Wes' Archive of Meccano Paper. Nice, especially the Saturn Dinosaur.
An evolving exhibition of Found Tapes. Via PCL.
A terrific collection of Boys' Life Magazine from 1911 on. Via Evenings.
The American Museum of Beat Art.
Dave's Show Rod Rally featuring every model show rod from 1960 to 2001. Yes!
Wallpaper from the 70s. Via TT.
The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects. Goes directly into the Permanent Collection at the MoOM.
Something we could use a bit more of, Practical Television. Via I Like.
78rpm Labels from Ted Staunton's Collection. I. II. III. Via Speak Up.
Famous Person Caricature Trading Card Collection. Via Bearskinrug.
Cards Gallery. Via GaB.
Great Plant Illustration Gallery. Thanks Katy.
Miniorgan Gallery. The 1972 Tomy Voice Corder gets "tens" for sound, design and coolness. Via PCL.
Caution, huge Gallery of Traffic Diamond Signs with GPS coordinates! This one would make me slow down.
A terrific, very well-detailed collection of R/C cars built by Kyosho, one of the first companies in the market. Via Things.
The history of pop-up books: a perfect fit for the newly updated MoOM. Via Drawn.
Gallery of Plastic Radios.
"Here is my German radio collection. The technology and actual construction of these radios is extremely advanced and intricate."
Another headed straight into the MoOM archives: a huge collection of Scandinavian magazine ads from the 50's and 60's.
A well-stocked collection of gramophone needles. Via Evenings.
Adventure Lounge | Early Aircraft Design. "A gallery of airplane designs from yesteryear. The aircraft images in this collection were discovered in U.S. patent applications." Via the unstoppable Ephemera Now who arejustthisclose to offering prints from The Printer Project.
The Online Physical Culture Museum.
The Museum of Retro Technology featuring Terrestrial Voicepipes and Speaking Tubes, to mention only one out of dozens of intriguing exhibits.
Collected Dual Turntables. Via The Cartoonist.
Digital Dragonfly Museum.
The MoOM's resurgent popularity continues with a nice MacWorld mention plus JC did a long interview with a German Mag about it earlier in the week. The winner from our last Infrequent Mailing contest about the MoOM, will be posted next week. Sign up below so as to not miss the next one.
Who knew so many bootleg toys existed? Via memepool.
Gladys Dwindlebimmers Ralston Gallery of the Unidentifiable under the able direction of Dr. Tulip A. Pandowd.
Jonathon Janson of The Essential vermeer sent us a clipping from Corriere della Sera's?weekly insert called Magazine which contained a very nice article by Stefano Montefiori about our MoOM. The Museum of Online Museums is on a bit of a hot streak lately it seems.
Cézanne Renoir, 30 Masterpieces from the Musée de l'Orangerie. Great stuff. The 'explore' feature only seems to work in IE but there's plenty of related materials and features to keep you busy. Thanks Anna.
"To the best of my knowledge, drugs were not used during the construction of these symbols." The Original Rainbow Puddle Graphics Galleries.
Sandretto Plastics Museum.
Mystery solved, thanks to my Mom. Last Tuesday, our MoOM was briefly mentioned in this NYT article and we thought it odd that we received so much traffic and mail because of it. Well, it turns out that the very next day, in a special section on Museums, Sarah Boxer wrote a long, appreciative piece all about the MoOM that started like this. "The age of MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, is over. The age of MoOM, the Museum of Online Museums, is upon us." BTW: The MoOM Galleries are currently being rehung for the Spring Showing.
Gallery of Silver Marks, Hallmarks & Maker's Marks. Perfectly MoOMish. Thanks Katy.
WWII Squadron Patch Gallery. Via Tom McMahon.
Gallery of Frank Zappa Inspired Paintings. Via Mefi.
The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project. Via x818.
Gallery of Japanese Retrospective Signs. "This site carries a collection of enamel signboards, which were familiar from the 1930's to 1970's but are rapidly disappearing." I. II. III.
"Between the years of roughly 92 through 95 I peeled many a sticker in the Lower East Side." A gallery fit for the MoOM.
The Gallery of Bridges on Stamps. This site is a perfect representation of what's at the very soul of The MoOM, a specific interest, collected lovingly. Via Paperholic.
Old Calculators Web Museum. Thanks Jnet.
No waiting in the wings for this one, it goes straight into the MoOM galleries. The Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music. Via Ramage.
Older Mic Types Gallery. Nice. The Altec (Western Electric) 639B Cardioid Directional Microphone in its 'R' position.
At The Wurst "Each artist was sent a blank set of Russian nesting dolls, and this is what happened."
"I am constantly looking for more Swedish magazines with Ingrid Bergman on cover, to add to my collection."
Wisconsin Drive-In Movie Newspaper Ads Gallery. Via GCD.
The Moist-Towelette Museum.
Perfectly MoOMish. Collecting Pencils. "That little strip of metal that holds the eraser on the end of the pencil is called the ferrule"
Kim Moser adds a couple collections to the MoOM. The Chopsticks Wrapper Gallery and the East German Stamp Collection. We'd love to see the Bauhaus edition on page 15 up close.
Pittsburgh Signs Project, welcome to the MoOM.
The Airline Napkin Wipeoreum.
The Internet Museum of Flexi Cardboard Oddity Records. An instant MoOM classic.
J. Lileks' Vacancy: Motel Postcards from the Era of the Open Road. Ah, luxury.
Step through Bill Keaggy's list of lists, over 700 entries and counting at The Grocery List Collection, now permanently ensconced in the galleries of MoOM. Speaking of things lost and things found, remember Dodge?
Kayo Books, Gallery of Cover Art. What could The Hungry Ones be about? Via PCL LinkDump.
One Japanese Milk Bottle Pull Tab Gallery. Lots more here. Reminds us of the very first entry to the MoOM. Of course, this was found at gmt+9.
Dial Trimphone Galleries. Via I Like.
German Travel Brochure and Related Materials Gallery. Especially this and this.
Maritime Postcard Galleries. Perfect for the MoOM. Via lifi.
We're seeing a lot of new visitors to our MoOM, the Museum of Online Museums coming from this article at the Danish site Politiken. Can somebody do a quick translation for us?
Gallery of Nostrums.
The Museum of Food Anomalies. Thanks Ken.
Babes in Space Cover Gallery.
My Travel Decal Collection. Via the DDC.
Of particular interest to me and Jim right now, Gallery of Czech book covers from the twenties and thirties.
Seven Roads Gallery of Bookseller's Plates.
You can't beat the Aetna Trav-ler 5066 from 1948 as far as I'm concerned but go ahead and try. Radiophile. Via The Box Factory.
Tony writes, "Here is a collection of diet advertisemets found on subway trains in the late 90s in New York City. I have about 100 more unique ones not yet put up. I have no stake in the matter and am not selling anything, I just had a
real weird anthropoligical bent towards these slips of paper I kept
seeing every day on the 9 to 5 commute."
Paper Watermarks Collection
"A timeline history of the IBM Typewriter with old ads to show what the machines looked like."
Tom Swift Dust Jacket Gallery. Found among other things.
Transistor Radios, Novelty.
Museum of Advertising Icons.
The Gallery of Talking Boards
Peter Marquis-Kyle's Cartes-de-visite Collection.
WWII Pinup Photo Gallery.
Pal Bill Keaggy gets 'listed' in the NYT Magazine today for his ongoing The Grocery List Collection. Tangentially related is the introduction to Dodge Magazine #2, edited by JC and Brian Taylor.
Antique Mouse and Rat Trap Gallery.
The University of Kansas 3-D Invertebrate Macrofossil Database. You know, like trilobites and mollusks and stuff.
Firework Museum. Via Sugar-n-Spicy.
Gallery of Snow Crystal Photographs.
Virtual Museum of Unusual LP Cover Art. Ah One, Ah Two, Ah Three.
The Virtual Sandbox Museum of World Sands. Sand grain of the month: Muri Beach, Rarotonga.
Mr. J? Podolsk?'s Autograph Collection.
The Signature Collection from the Virtual Corkscrew Museum. Thanks Andrew.
The University of Virginia Library has a great collection of movable and mechanical books. Pop Goes the Page
Collected Children's Record Covers.
Fabulous collection of Theme Park Brochures and Maps.
Ahmet Sonmez Collection of Razor Blade Wrappers.
Sam's Toybox is packed like the Tenenbaums' hall closet with stuff like Battling Tops and Shifty Gear and the beautiful Give-A-Show Projector. Via Robot Action Boy.
Blue Note Cover Gallery.
"The Norman Rockwell of biker art" passed away over the weekend.
The Treasury of Vintage Toy Print Ads includes Evel, The Pie Wagon and the awe-inspiring Big Jim's Kung Fu and Sports Action Sweepstakes.
Gallery of Obscure Patents. Thanks Chris.
Photos of Telephone Books. Via Ralf via Jesse.
Discount Stores of the '60s Gallery.
Katy sends us this for The MoOM, "Massive archive of movie theaters - pictures too."
The Gallery of Robot Comic Books. Thanks to !.
The Gallery of Monkees Magazine Covers. Via Exclamation Mark.
Gallery of Space Suits. Via Nick and also Kottke.
Alternate summer reading ideas include You're Lonely When You're Dead and John Evans's Weep Not Fair Lady, "Human drama at its most horrible and exciting apex." Early Harlequin Paperback Cover Art.
"Most internet users try to ignore banner ads, but web designer Tari
Akpodiete can't stop collecting them. She's put her collection of 15,000 ad
samples online for all who care to look." From a Wired piece by Daniel Terdiman. Thanks Bob.
Collection de Billets de Loteries. I. II. III.
"The International Terminal at SFO is the venue for the largest exhibition of vintage luxury ocean liner art and artifacts ever presented on the West Coast." Lots of pix online too. The The Miottel Collection.
Gallery of Seahorses and Other Syngnathiformes.
The Gallery of Space Suits at Encyclopedia Astronautica.
Online Historical Fencing Manuals & Texts. Via Plep.
Das erste virtuelle Markenmuseum. Thanks Nick.
After 80 installments of her must-read Online Diary for the NYT, Pamela LiCalzi O'Connell is moving on. Her last diary is up today [reg req] and in it she mentions our MoOM (Museum of Online Museums) and also provides us with a new tagline for that project. "They fetishize idiosyncrasy." Thanks for that and everything else Pam.
The Boston Utility Series at City of Sound. Nice. Simple. Dan Heller's Manhole Covers of the World. Like it says.
Transportation Futuristics Visionary Designs in Transportation Engineering.
Collection of Cereal Box Backs. Found among stacks full of other ephemera at The Imaginary World. Thanks Allen.
The Nico Van Hoorn Trashlog. Collecting a piece of trash for the Internet every day. via Non, c'est r?lit?/a>
Electricity Pylons Around The World. Via Robot Action Boy.
Haiko Hebig has posted a small but excellent collection of vintage prints and ads concerning the American Steel and Coal Industries, circa 1966, as a part of his Industrial Night and Magic series. Very nice.
Brown Tape Photo Galleries. Via Mr. Pants.
Benelux countries travel-related print material of the 20s and 30s.
Gallery of Nose Art Babes.
Ross McCammon's Nevada Casino Chip Collection.
1970's Matchbox Toy Car Collection. Vroom vroom Via ILOYV.
1961 Horror Monsters Non-Sport Trading Cards Gallery. Via Waxy.
For those who love the sea, who revel in the tang of salt air and the clean, vitalizing sunlight of the North Atlantic..." From a truly massive collection of Maritime Timetable Images. The good stuff is weighed in tonnage here. A perfect MoOM link, sent to us by our man in Toronto who knows a thing or two about ships.
OCD, as in, obsessive compulsive about dinosaurs.
Galerie des ?iquettes de fromage. Thanks to Kathy who is partial to scary baby cheese.
Gallery of Western Electric Vacuum Tubes. Perfect MoOM exhibit. Via Evenings on the Lake.
Gallery of East German Paper Bags. Another One. Via The Cartoonist.
Jen writes from Wisconsin Public Television, where she is currently "seeking inspiration." She sure found some here. "A wonderful collection of candy cigarette packaging, with fabulous commentary." Few links have been submitted to us more perfect for inclusion in our MoOM. Yowza, from the same site, Cardhouse, check this. "The following eleven pictures are from a series of Czechoslovakian matchboxes from the 40's or 50's with a child-safety theme." Beautiful. Just beautiful.
Classic Nevada Casino Matchbook Art Gallery.
Matchbox Cars of the '70s Gallery.
The Candy Wrapper Museum.
A collection of rare stamps, like this beauty.
"Pictured is an exhibit that was awarded Best Exhibit Of The Class in the Serendipitous Category at the 1997 Trade Card Collectors Association Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ." Before and After Trade Cards. Via The Cartoonist.
"Are you obsessive compulsive? Yes." From the FAQ section of Alison Hladkyj's Urban Dig, a beautiful collection of her stuff, "unearthed for public exhibition." Via Netdiver
Serene and beautiful collection of Postcards from Icelend, collected and displayed by Einar J?sson. I. II. III. Via Exclamation Mark.
Treasury of Record Album Covers. Via I Like.
One for our MoOM, the Museum of Online Museums. Mailbox Picture Collection.
Collection of Really Bad 3-D
The British Library's collection of scanned books is guaranteed to get your week off to an unproductive start. The Guardian explains the page-turning technology and other features of this resource. Check 'Blackwell's Herbal' and 'The Sforza Book of Hours'.
Norwegian Manhole Covers Museum.
The Kalusa Minature Aircraft Collection. Via J-Walk.
Burnt Food Museum. Thanks Daniel.
Gallery of comic strips on European stamps. Via The Cartoonist.
Train Dining-Car Menu Menu. Via (and we've been waiting to say this for quite some time and are happy that we now can) America's No. 1 Website.
The Chocolate Wrappers Museum.
Early Mechanical TV Set Gallery.
Gallery of Bossa Nova Album Covers.
Greek-Motif Coffee To-Go Cups. A small, but important collection for the MoOM.
MoOM link extraordinaire! Spectacular collection, nicely annotated. Treasury of Deep Sea Diving Cards. Via Ramage.
All hail The Label Man.
Treasury of IBM Manufactured Clocks. Gotta like the heavy spade
"This elegant Persian carpet is valued at $5,000, and was presented to President Van Buren by the Imaum of Muscat." Tour the Smithsonian in 1886. Via, as is so often the case, Plep.
Walkman History 101. Thanks Ian.
Too bad to be ignored. The Museum of Bad Art. I am transfixed by the power of Eileen.
World's Largest Collection of World's Smallest Versions of World's Largest Things.
Medicine Package Museum. Via Geisha.
The Museum of Unworkable Devices. Via TMN.
The tour of hand-painted and hand-crafted signs starts with this beauty and continues past Bonus Drugs and Ideal Hosiery. Just one piece from No Relevance, where the 'random scrapbook page' begs to be reloaded and there's tons of other stuff to browse.
This one and this one and of course, this one too. And those are just from the Kellogg's section. Tons and tons more Cereal Boxes.
Computer Generated Aircraft Drawings Gallery. For style, you can't beat the Voison 3,. Magnificent addition to the MoOM from our pal Naz.
1001 Ink Bottles found in Mr. H's odd dream.
Vintage Luggage Label Gallery
An older article by Jim Regan found in the referrers' log, about our Museum of Online Museums (MoOM). And another from the Contracosta Times.
Candy Wrapper Museum.
Inexplicably missing from the MoOM. The American Museum of Photography. Thanks Mr. Becker.
Compact Cassette Cover Gallery.
Insects in Rock and Roll Cover Art. The definitive collection.
Karramarro of Vudumedia in Bilbao writes, "We are making a little museum of computer pets called The Zooilogic. I hope you enjoy it."
Archival collection of Japanese Print Ads, Photos and Illustrations via Geisha Asobi. If you're having a little trouble navigating the Japanese links try this and this and this.
The Pocket Calculator Show.
Everything Viewmaster. Deep collection of stuff, of particular interest is some of the packaging. Via The Cartoonist.
Leadholder The Drafting Pencil Museum. A very strong candidate for the MoOM Winter Exhibitions. Thanks Dennis.
Greg thinks these belong in the MoOM and they won't take us much shelf space either. 4000 Years of Mini Books.
Ramage notes that glass and porcelain insulators are interesting and beautiful objects.
Antique Figural Bottle Opener Museum
Gallery of Sno-Domes. Thanks EMF.
Excellent Gallery of Matchbooks at Lileks.
The Arcadia Bell Collection of Cigarette Rolling Papers. Via Mefi.
Gallery of Chinese Postage Stamps.
Gallery of Transactor Magazine Issues. Found among other Things.
International Gallery of Stephen King Book Covers. Via Quiddity.
The American Package Museum. Tremendous collection, nicely organized and displayed. Better knock out a wall in the MoOM for this one. Thanks Greg.
Gallery of Old Christmas Lights.
Gallery of Lesser-Known International Super Heroes.
Enjoy a Crunky at the Foreign Groceries Museum.
Gallery of 45rpm Beatles picture disks
. Thanks Tom.
We've seen tons of traffic to the new showings at The MoOM this week and we're always open to suggested exhibits. As a reminder, in general, we're looking for online collections and exhibits covering a wide array of interests and obsessions. We're always ready for classic art, design or architecture galleries but also for collections of mundane (and sometimes bizarre) objects elevated to art by their numbers, juxtaposition, or simply the passion of their collector. Like for example, this outstanding collection of Dutch detective novel covers. Send tips to kevin (at) coudal.com.
More MoOMage. The Art of The Watthour Meter.
Gallery of Birth Control Packaging.
Andrew from gmtPlus9 points us to "a thoroughly exhaustive collection of Nissan Fairlady-Z, Datsun 240-Z, and Datsun 280-Z minicars by nearly every
manufacturer on the planet."
Aaron of Draplindustries who was recently in Chicago and didn't even stop in to say hi, makes up for it by sending us this link to a brilliant collection of photographed photo wallets, found at Foundation33. (Listed under '2003')
Lunch Box Bonanza! Gallery! The exclamation points are warranted. Thanks to Steven Poirier from M. Edgar in Montreal, who also says, "Wow!" We're a bit dissapointed that the "Blondie" and "Porkys" lunchboxes were not exactly what we hoped they'd be.
Gallery of Stained Glass.
Wide Right Turn. "This is a tiny little site focused on the variation in the signs placed on the right rear of most trucks we see on the roads. You see, when large trucks make a right turn, they swing a little bit wide to the left first. Simple idea. Many ways to express it. God bless us all." Thanks Daniel.
Not to be missed. Japanese Toys and Candy Exhibit. Via Netdiver.
The European Knife Directory. Via The Cartoonist.
The Gallery of Monster Toys. Thanks to Nick.
The International Central Services Toaster Museum. Thanks to Nick.
A MoOM link extraordinare! Expo '58 Brussel WorldFair Beermats. My fave. Via the incomparable Cartoonist.
The Gallery of Carbon Dust Beetle Illustrations. Via Dublog.
At first glance this seemed like a simple additon to The MoOM, a gallery of Romance Book Covers. But there's so much more to this site. So, so much. The combination of patriotism and romance defies description. You just have to see it. Related: This American Life, Episode 247, "What Is This Thing?"
The Gas Mask Museum. Thanks Nick.
Go-Go Boot Gallery.
Gallery of Beatles North American Concert Tickets. Note that tix for the Comiskey show use the South Side vernacular, "White Sox Park." Via Reenhead.
Gallery of Amish Buggy Plates. Via gmt+9.
The Gallery of Vintage Pencil Advertising. Via Exclamation Mark.
Internet Museum of Safety Razors
Pulp Fiction Postcards. "The plain, uncensored truth about teen-age addicts and their desperate search for thrills." Found among other things.
"I think you've built the carport dangerously close to the pool." Great, great, collection of vintage station wagon advertising from the pre car-seat era.
Gallery of Obsolete Computers
Collected Toys and Tins. Via Exclamation Mark.
Gallery of Spacesuited Women.
1940's Czechoslovakian matchbox covers with child safety theme. We believe "Chrante Deti" means "watch your kids" if you're wondering. Via Off on a Tangent.
Gallery of West African Barber Signs. Via Dublog.
Gallery of Lunch Box Advertising. Via Scrubbles.
The Chopsticks Gallery.
The Gallery of Hockey Mask images. The Classic Masks are scary in a Freddy vs. Jason sort of way.
The Library of Congress offers clips of Thomas Edison's films from the late 1890s and early 1900s. Don't miss the summaries from the Edison films catalog, like this one for Hockey Match on the Ice: "The skaters dart to and fro, swinging their hockeys and trying to hit the disc toward the goal."
Shocking, spectacular addition to our Museum of Online Museums. Behold the sparsely populated but full of potential, Circus of Disemboweled Plush Toys.
The Sign Project.
Gallery of Forgotten Girlie Mags.
Vintage Harmonica Music Museum. Via Quiddity.
A Collectors Guide to Vintage Handcuffs
Photo Gallery of Deserted Icelandic Farms
The Museum of Burnt Food. Thanks to Kristie W.
Gallery of Good Girl and Romance Comic Book Art. Boy, those "Corliss Archer" comics really don't bring back any memories at all.
Dressed to the Nines: A History of the Uniform from the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Gallery of Topsy-Turvy Matchboxes.
The Sands Mechanical Museum. Thanks Andrew.
Nudie's Online Museum. Not what you think, but possibly even better. Courtesy of Coudal fave Andrew Abb who happens to be Stateside this week.
The Gyros Project. "Devotional images produced by anonymous artisans to bring the faithful into communion with the object of their fervor."
A ton of brilliant, clean, new scans of pop-cultural artifacts at the mighty Ephemera Now. Like this and this and this.
Vintage Broadcast Microphone Gallery
Gallery of Toilet Paper Roll Portraits. Thanks to Plep.
For the MoOM, The Gallery of Antique Seed Packets.
Exhibition of Japanese Baseball Cards
The Bakelite and Plastic Museum
The Gallery of Famous and Not-So-Famous Women With their Hands On Their Hips. Safe for work unless you have a fetish or something. Via America's No. 1 Website.
The Gallery of Croquet Art. Thanks to Quiddity.
Cocks on caps. Quite safe for work, via the aptly named Excitement Machine.
L?ffel der L?fte: Spoons of the Air Museum.
The Gallery of Dutch Detective Novels.
The International Arcade Museum. Thanks to Matt.
New at the MoOM this week,The Museum of Coat Hangers
Science Fiction paperback cover illustration gallery.
The Potted Meat Museum. Thanks Stan.
The Gallery of 1950s Japanese Matchbook Covers.
Bollywood Redux. Niall add some great new LP art to his fine collection. Seeta aur Geeta might not be new but it's my new fave.
20s Florida Postcard Gallery.
The Gallery of Food and Cereal Toy Premiums. Thanks to Excitement Machine.
Gallery of Vintage Saxophone Ads. Via Quiddity.
"Certaine patternes of cut-workes: newly invented and never published before." A repository of lace patterns from a 1632 book. Thanks Jesse.
Stan Chin writes, "Thought The Airchive
would be a nice compliment to all the other airline related
museums in the MoOM. Features plenty of excellent material."
Gallery of 70's Weight Watchers Recipe Cards. Thanks to kshay.
A unique catalog of movies on video...specifically, screen captures of movie title screens.
Treasury of Macrame Owls. Via Scrubbles.
The Gallery of TV Show Tickets with the added bonus of anecdotes about each show. Via Boing Boing.
When a cultural institution asks for funding, responsible citizens reply. help The Toaster Museum Foundation. Thanks Brian.
James of Abstraktlabs writes, "German radio design from the 20's to the 70's. I kinda like the Akkord Pinguin 60, it would have matched my dad's wooden grain stationvagen."
The Gallery of Stove Burners. Beautiful. Courtesy of TMN.
Fabulous collection of mid century Oldsmobile ads.
The AeroSite Gallery of Airline Logos is amazing and you can have more fun than you'd think by photoshopping the various brands onto various planes. OK, maybe that is a little bit geeky. I don't suppose this is any less so? Every site should have a jet, David's is a big one.
It should come as no surprise that when people write letters to the Grateful Dead, they, more often than not, decorate the envelopes. Check the DeadFile Archives, part of DeadNet, where brilliant lyricist Robert Hunter also wears a webmaster's hat.
The newly revamped Museum of Online Museums is the "Site of the Day" at the Hutchinson Public Library in Hutchinson, Kansas, and a "Serendipitous Site" at the Homewood Public Library seving Homewood and East Hazel Crest, Illinois. SAL-UTE!
Museum of Early Computers, Cipher Machines, and Calculators. Thanks to Plep.
Collected photography of park slides in Japan. Start your way down in Gallery One. Via GMT+9.
The Gallery of Foreign Antique Radios." Last two links courtesy of Footprints.
From back when it was okay to design a tape machine and name it "The Norseman": The Gallery of Reel-to Reel Recorders.
The Museum of HP Calculators. Assist to Marshall.
The Gallery of Vintage Calculators. From Plep.
From BBC Radio: The Gallery of Singing Postcards. Thanks to Kevin Shay.
The Museum of Beverage Containers. Courtesy of Time Enough at Last.
I'm sure we linked their Boombox Museum before, but Pocket Calculator also hosts the Walkman Museum and the Museum of Nerd Watches.
The Work of Charles and Ray Eames exhibition at The Library of Congress. Seen earlier, examined in-depth recently. Comprehensive and inspiring, "boundless talents."
A great collection of vintage album covers includes this series featuring Mary Tyler Moore as cover model. Courtesy of Scrubbles.
Who was the only woman whose portrait ever appeared on American paper money? Find out at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's American Currency Exhibit.
A collection of vintage Vegas casino chips. Via Sharpeworld.
Gallery of Japanese matchbox labels.
Gallery of Roadside Advertisements. Thanks Fred.
James stumbled on this "repository of thousands of scanned covers from pulp paperbacks, arranged nicely in alphabetical order."
Gallery of Gas Station Signs." Via Newstoday.
The Gallery of Super Hero Food. From K. Shay.
America's No. 1 Website points us to the exhaustingly comprehensive Alphabetical List of Architectural Toys. Dear Santa, This, this, and these, please.
More excellent MoOMage from James. "Consider it poster art for nerds. The Gallery of Floppy Disc Labels This one is my favorite. For now."
Collected Vintage Cigarette & Tobacco Ads.
The Gallery of Band-Aid Packaging.
Rosecrans calls it "perfect for the MoOM," and he's right: AGM's British Beer label Collection.
Another nice link from Abstrakt.
Belly Dancing LPs.
Sexy Stews. The International Museum of Flight Attendant Uniforms.
Michael Chevalier writes, "While doing research for an interactive project, we found this site of late
19th century Ukrainian Postcards. Here's my
Gallery of Postcards Depicting Theatres. Via newthings.
The Colonel Sanders Museum including a diorama of the block in Corbin, Kentucky where it all started.
The CB Museum.
The Gallery of Pantyhose Packaging. Thanks Jen.
The Museum of Grateful Dead Tickets, Passes, and Laminates. Thanks to Footprints.
Blown Glass Ray Gun Collection
The Gallery of Scary Clowns. Via SDW.
Today's (subscribers only) WSJ article on online museums missed the boat on the MoOM, but it pointed us to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. It's easily one of the best online museum sites we've seen. [Also, credit for yesterday's MoOM link should have gone to Laurence.]
The International Collection of Tea Caddies.
The Gallery of BBC Test Cards.
Having trouble finding the manual to that old Singer sewing machine that was handed down to you? This great collection of historical trade literature from the Smithsonian Institution Collections might help.
A postcard from Jack the Ripper, the distress telegram from The Titanic and more at the National Archives Virtual Museum and the files of the Public Record Office of Great Britain. Via Portage.
The Soho Gallery of Stickers, Posters, Stencils, and Graffiti. Via Footprints.
"Museums do not only have the purpose to present historical objects, they also fulfill a function as part of a cultural memory." Digitalcraft: Arts and Crafts in the Digital Age. A project of the Museum of Applied Arts in Frankfurt.
The Furnace Sticker Museum. Member of the "Unusual Museums Web Ring," spiritual cousin twice-removed to the MoOM.
The Gallery of Unusual X-Rays.
Musei Vaticani. Via the great and powerful Plep.
The International Gallery of Fruit Label Stickers. I'd suggest that the gentleman who collects these is very, very regular. Via Boing Boing.
Sam Potts writes, "The Generic Cheese & Macaroni Gallery, Lawd bless the obsessed." Amen.
The Museum of Musical Instruments. Via, of course, Plep.
Gallery of Eighties Street Flyers
Unusual X-Ray Collection
The Gallery of Betamax Cassette Boxes and Shells. Via newthings.
They That Go Down To The Sea In Ships is a fascinating collection of photographs of (mostly) anonymous sailors. Via Excitement Machine.
The Permanent Collection at the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage, and Construction, a department of the Ontological Museum of the Post-Dogmatist Group in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
The Gallery of Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett's Painted Hotel Toilet Seats.
If the Whitney Museum cannot afford to acquire these, it's a fair bet that the MoOM can't either. The magnificent Fillmore and Avalon Poster Collection of Paul Olsen. Groovy. Groovy. Groovy. Groovy.
Marshall writes, "I stumbled upon this decrepit old rural drive-in while travelling on
Monday. My research turned up many more at this great resource.
Thanks to Jim Regan for the nice bit on the MoOM in the Christian Science Monitor.
"Nowadays footballers wear fewer clothes and they are much more comfortable." Terrific exhibit of pages from Ladybird Children's Books.
The Museum of Talking Boards
"The goal of this museum is to increase the boundaries of the art world because making art is too important to be left only to art professionals."
Niall send us his love and also announces that the fabulous Bollywood LP Cover Art Galleries are now free of pop-up ads. Are you listening AOL?
How did Andrew find this before Bryan? Steve's Toy Scooter Collection.
Gallery of Bizarre Record Covers
Need to find a "Space Warfare Center" patch for the shoulder of your spacesuit? Check the Patch Works. Via Dan at Studio Output.
Upskirt Office Supply Scans: A nascent but growing gallery of office supplies shown from the perspective of your desk. Well, sure.
Escaperail: The Gallery of Fire Escape Photography.
The Gallery of Antique Produce Crate Labels. Thanks Neil.
The University of Illinois Collection of Depression Era Art is a slow-loading hodgepodge, but there are some striking works of folk art within.
Art Treasures from Kyoto opens on September 20th at the National Gallery in Prague. The collection, from the Kyoto National Musuem includes rare paintings, sculpture, decorative materials and archeological artifacts. The site by DGU is perfectly organized and beautifully executed.
Moist Towelette Online Museum
Can't get through the first week back without a link lifted from Plep. Exhibits from the Sejoong Traditional Stone Museum.
History of Produce Crate Labels, including King David oranges.
Catalog of 1970's playground equipment. We've just finished hanging a couple new exhibits at The MoOM, and added to the rotating list of galleries and shows.
Yeeha. A massive collection of found shopping lists. If you need more, Bill from the newly redesigned XPLane has a
growing collection as well.
The LSD Blotter Art Gallery.
Virtual Gallery of Fruit Crate Labels
Ephemera Now is dedicated to the advertising and illustration art of mid-century America. Via Blurbism.
Ominous Needlepoint Exposition
Collected Soviet Books for Children
The Lego Instruction Library
Museum of Soviet Calculators
George Vlosich's Gallery of Etch-A-Sketch Baseball Art. He's got the cast of Andy Griffith in there, too, for some reason.
A site attempting to collect all the dust jackets from the Modern Library.
An archive of racist cartoons at the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorobilia.
Talking parakeets and radio warblers on parade at the Online Guide to Whistling Records, an annex of the newly refurbished Basic Hip Digital Oddio site (all time champion of esoteric mp3s and album covers).
Drug products from the preprohibition era, like "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup...containing one grain (65 mg) of morphine per fluid ounce" used to "effectively quiet restless infants and small children."
A fantastic collection of High Quality Football Logos, lovingly redrawn in Illustrator. Apparently, only England's Football Association was bothered by copyright infringment.
Illustrated letters sent from well known painters, sculptors, illustrators and architects to their family and friends.
Smoking pot at 60mph, bawdy humor, fierce patriotism, constant nudity, and an enviable sense of community are some of the things that leapt out at me from the pages of a stack of biker magazines I recently won on Ebay. Fascinated by it all, I scanned in a small crossection and made a museum: Ads From Early 1980s Biker Magazines.
Gallery of ''Misused'' Quotation Marks
Gallery of Vintage Postcards
Though in its infancy, we'd say this Gallery of Found Photographs is a MoOM "collection to watch" in 2002. Thanks TMN.
Vintage 45 r.p.m. record labels. The kind with the large hole in the middle. Courtesy of norelevance.com.
Jeff Burnette's beautiful Blown Glass Raygunz. One of gmtPlus9's favorite links of the past year that we somehow missed the first time around.
Duke University has a huge collection of pre-and-post war American advertising, and a second collection of earlier stuff, most of it from the archives of JWT. Spend one day on the art direction, another day on the type, and a third on the copy. Thanks Portage.
The Cigar Band Museum.
A beautifully organized collection of vintage travel stickers and labels along with essays and tips for collectors. Thanks to Portage.
Nasa Technical Drawing Exhibit
The Gallery of Skatepark ID's
The Museum of Air Sickness Bags
Gallery of Handheld and Table Top Video Games
Although I'd like to make the interface disappear, the Library of Congress has a nice collection of Houdini photos and memorabilia. Thanks to Portage.
Browsing through pictures of American currency won't test your pacemaker, but at Dawn's Virtual Currency Collection Dawn throws in some terrific facts and trivia. Link thanks to DKlein, who curates this history of Rural Free Delivery in northern Maryland. As a former country boy, I found it more than a little interesting.
The International Gallery of Beer Coasters.
"Robots Help Run the World!" kshay sends us this marvelous gallery of Popular Mechanics covers.
For the MoOM: Dance Crasher's great collection of ska, Rocksteady, and Reggae labels from the sixties and seventies, via gmt+9.They're all here, Studio One, Blue Beat, Treasure Isle, Trojan, and a hundred that I've never heard of. And I'm a ska nerd.
Remember Spider Man vs. the Twinkie Takers? Michael Colton points us to Seanbaby's terrific collection of comic book Hostess ads.
The criteria for the MoOM is "entirely arbitrary" according to me in a very nice story by Pamela LiCalzi O'Connell in today's New York Times.
For the MoOM: The Button Museum.
Cabaret Mechanical Theatre. A museum of automata and mechanical sculpture. Some fun virtual exhibitions.
For the MoOM: I don't speak Dutch but I can tell that the Virtual Science Museum is a Myst-like environment (complete with elevators and restrooms) created by students to display science and technology information.
For the MoOM: Tick Tock Toys: Large galleries of cereal boxes, cereal toys, fast food giveaways, food packaging and more. Thanks to D. Williams at Portage
For the MoOM: The Museum of Ancient Inventions.
For the MoOM: The Museum of Graffiti Photographs, 'Uncensored.'
Related to the post below is the very cool Cold War Era Civil Defense Art Gallery.
Terrific photo archive of nearly 300 civil defense sirens from around the country, including ones that kept vigil over the childhood homes of kg and bb.
Browse the large collection of flashlights, play "Guess the Diode" or follow a chronology of the technology at the LED Museum.
This would be a good day to visit the Museum of Hoaxes' April Fool's Day Gallery. And I wouldn't pass along any email today without running it by Snopes first.
Michael McNevin Etch-a-Sketch Gallery
"Smoke all you want without unpleasant symptoms of oversmoking!" Some classic cigarette ads from the '40s and '50s.
Have you ever been mesmerized by the strange and rather demented beauty of a particularly spectacular thrift store painting? I know I have. Huge Magazine's Thriftstore Art Gallery has lots of inspiration for you. Titles include "Swirling Cat Heads", "Drooling Man with Gun" and "The Ghost Of Mama Elvis Appeared On The Enema Chair".
Although this normally would not qualify for the MoOM based on a number of arbitrary standards, this was my favorite show when I was nine years old so it slips in. The Battlestar Galactica Costume and Prop Museum
From the MoOM: The Gallery of Unusual Playing Cards
Lay on Ground - Light Fuse - Get Away: Here's a colorful collection of firecracker labels. And another one. (NOTE: At Crackerpacks site you may have to expand top frame to see links.)
While the MoOM does not advocate vandalism, it cannot resist this gallery of defaced Britney Spears posters found in the New York subways. As the project's curator says, "(I)f one puts up a sultry poster, do they think about the ramifications of unleashing that into the public arena where markers abound?"
Would you like a little Radithor Pre-Mixed Radium Water with your Spectro-Chrome Therapy? You'll find everything from the McGregor Rejuvenator to The Timely Warning ("prevents night emissions by arousing the wearer") at the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices, along with some memorable pseudoscientific papers and biographies of notable quacks. See also: the Quackatorium.
For the MoOM: Attack of the Fifty Foot Web Site, large, scary collection of movie monster posters. Via Boing Boing.
The Art Car Museum
The UK's Lisson Gallery represents artist Julian Opie, whose portraits I dig to the highest degree. His renderings of Blur capture the cheeky, Kinks-esque feel of their music. Read the BBC's profile of Opie here.
MoOM: "Saying Goodbye to Sacagawea": The Gallery of Lewis & Clark Dioramas. Thanks to Diane B.
From the MoOM: The Gallery of Roadside Giants.
MoOM: The Annie Leibowitz of Model Horse Photgraphy, "specializing in scale photography of the scale model horse."
From the MoOM: To be fair The Lederhosen Museum doesn't display only lederhosen. They also have a gallery of suspenders, another of just flies, a souvenir shop, and a library.
What's a good MoOM link? I guess you just know one when you see it: The Gallery of Girls Posing With Mandolins. (Some old-timey nudity). Thanks Tracie.
The MoOM equivalent of the Cleopatra exhibit, Sharpeworld's Hal Morris Museum sprung from a glorious yard sale discovery: a trunkful of promotional material from a defunct talent agency featuring ventriloquists, mentalists, impressionists, hypnotists, jugglers, comedians, magicians, and more.
Japanese Milk Carton Show
The Gargoyles of Notre Dame de Paris
From the MoOM: The Jewish Museum of New York has a really nice site, including a current exhibit on illustrator Ben Katchor.
From the MoOM: Galleries, essays, and related art at the Toy Ray Gun Museum.
From the MoOM: Looking for a portrait of Barbra Streisand made of white corn, grits, poppy seeds and peas? The Gallery of Crop Art. Thanks Katy F.
From the MoOM: One day, a young boy will be going through his grandparents' dusty old records and discover "Brain Dead Baby" by Ed Gein's Car. The Gallery of Punk Rock Picture Sleeves. Thanks gmtPlus9.
From the MoOM: The Getty's interactive Devices of Wonder exhibit. Marvelous. Take the afternoon off.
From the MoOM: James O. from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts points us to this lovely online modernism exhibit. I especially liked the collection on the American Arts and Crafts movement, being a person whose house is in the style of A&C, but whose furniture is mostly in the style of Ikea.
From the MoOM: The Collection of Crazy Dutch License Plates. That is, if you think palindromes are "crazy". If not, then they're just Dutch license plates.
r*j* sends us this beeeootiful link for the MoOM, an instant classic: Rare Bollywood LP Cover Art from the 60s, 70s and 80s. (beware: pop-ups)
For the MoOM. One of my favorite British idiosyncracies is how they say "aluminium". See the aluminium exhibit and more at Design Museum. Thanks to se.
MoOM affiliate: Designer Andrew Boardman curates some marvelous exhibits from featured artists at ManOverBoard. If I told you my favorite, I'd have to neglect three or four others I like almost as much. Okay this one.
From the MoOM: The Museum of Ephemeral Cultural Artifacts includes a gallery of graffiti and wall art, as well as a nice collection of robots. Via Nutlog.
From Steven to the MoOM wishing everyone a Merry Holiday and Happy New Year: The Gallery of Unfortunate Christmas Cards.
For the MoOM: The American Basketball Association Uniform and Warmup Gallery.
The Condiment Packet Museum for the MoOM, via the Nutlog.
"You do not need a saw!" Andrew from gmtPlus9 reasserts his MoOM bequeathing dominance with this collection of catalogs for Aladdin pre fabricated -- sorry, "Readi-Cut" -- homes. Andrew also passes along this great urban ruins feature: The Lost Synagogues of Detroit.
I Thought this might make a decent counterpoint to the Pull Tabs below, which I love, by the way.
Proving once again there's room on the web for everything under the sun, I give you Jimbo's Page of Police Vehicles. I'm fond of the VW Golf Estate Van from Leichtenstein.
The Museum of Useful Things is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but they have a cool online home as well. Check out the current mousetrap exhibit and browse their shop for those things which are both aesthetically pleasing and terribly handy.