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Etch A Sketch Arrives

It’s meant to mimic a mini TV set with two white knobs on a signature red plastic frame. The Etch A Sketch was launched in time for Christmas 1960. The company that brought the toy to America, The Ohio Art Company, was formed on October 6, 1908. They purchased the rights to license what became the Etch A Sketch in 1959.

Retrospectacle: Lava Lamps

The vibrant color and mesmerizing motion of the lava lamp is a trademark of the 1960s. But this ... more

The Great Seal Bug

It was 1945 and the U.S. and the Soviet Union had at best a tenuous relationship. What was presented ... more

Comic Strip Staples Arrive

Three comic book staples have one date in common: January 7. Two legends, Tarzan and Buck Rogers, ... more
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