There are an untold number of Flickr albums online, and growing each day; here are a few fun ones I’ve discovered. Just a warning: browsing these galleries is addictive. Make sure you have time to settle back and enjoy these images
Photographer Mike Mandel shares fascinating pictures of life in the 1970s in California, a fun time capsule of an era people are only now beginning to appreciate
A fun gallery of bland motel postcards that don’t really make these lodgings look all that inviting
Mike Mandel has a small but satisfying collection of people photographed in their cars in te 1970s
These Lego recreations from James Cameron’s epic movie Aliens are impressively built and photographed
James Vaughan has a large number of separate Flickr galleries with an absolutely HUGE number of images: vintage magazine advertisements on all sorts of subjects, pulp fiction covers, propaganda images, retro magazine and book art and other weird goodness. These galleries are fun but plan on spending a lot of time getting lost in these awesome images
Another huge collection of vintage magazine covers, advertisements, postcards and images. For best results, bookmark and check them out a little at a time
Jordan Smith has a large number of galleries of lots of vintage postcards from days gone by. Take a virtual tour of the country!
This is a fun, off-kilter gallery of Photoshopped cars and car imagery, imaginings of what cars would look like in different versions (stretched, chopped, modified)
The British Library put thousands of images on line, all copyright and royalty free, good for all sorts of art projects. Old maps, vintage images and diagrams, you name it.