The earliest evidence of this expression known to Quote Investigator was published in a 1959 novel titled “The Tents of Wickedness” by Peter De Vries.
No. Nostalgia, as his Uncle Joshua had said, ain’t what it used to be.
Which made it pretty complete. Nothing was what it used to be — not even nostalgia.
This is for my buddy West at The World We Know. Her style of post processing whether it be a preset, or of her own making colors everything in a haze of nostalgia. And she loves old signs! Go visit her and let me know what you think.