Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

The Story of Modern Sidewalls for the Homes of America

Written by Christopher Alm • May 27th, 2009

More retro goodness from the Prelinger archives. This film sheds some light on the early 1950s standardized building processes using asbestos sidewalls which apparently raised no red flags concerning health issues back then.

Funny how awareness can change so quickly.

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Bim Bom

    Scary stuff!

  • FhardyFan

    Nice ol’ educational clip!

  • greenwayberns

    Thank you for sharing with us this insightful post.

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