Behold one of the best-designed books we’ve ever had the pleasure of perusing:

The Lost Album: A Visual History of 1950s Britain by Basil Hyman is put together like a scrapbook complete with facsimiles of ephemera ranging from theater tickets to gas ration coupons.

Talismans from a slower time, when formality, pride, and courtesy prevailed

Hyman, a keen amateur photographer, took hundreds of photographs of everyday life in Britain during the tumultuous era, just after World War II and before the “Swinging Sixties” set in.

The tickets and such are “talismans from a slower time, when formality, pride, and courtesy prevailed” and no gentleman ever left the house without a necktie.

Let’s get lost….