'Taint no secret that I'll buy any and every reasonably-priced yardlong or group/convention photo that I can find. It's definitely my downfall, though, because they just don't sell well around here.
What you DON'T know is that I'm also a big sucker for ANYTHING with vintage photos in them—especially unusual items I've never seen:
Boyfriend mirrors! These were popular back in the day—put a photo of your inamorato on a pocket compact mirror. I'm lucky enough to have 2. To me, it's unfathomable that these aren't still being made in photobooths in shopping malls. Beats a selfie any day....
Employee badges! Ms. Sherwood REALLY hates her job, methinks. Then again, if my company made employee photos look like mugshots, I'd be pissy too. Finally, one thing I NEVER thought of:
Proud parent ashtrays! Why these never caught on, I'll never understand. I picked this up at an estate sale a few months ago and couldn't stop giggling. What parent isn't soooo proud of their cubscout that they wouldn't attach his photo on the bottom of an ashtray? Every stubbed-out butt in his sweet dimpled face must reinforce that parental love.
Are there any other vintage photo items I need to know about to add to my useless collection?