"The typical typist was a liberated woman … She was a high flier in her day. She had achieved first class honours in philosophy from Oxford and was a skilled linguist.”
—BBC Magazine, on how the typewriter brought women into the workplace
MATTEL: 1959 Brunette Barbie
what does your bow say about your beau? life magazine, 1944. (via)
My favorite Newsweek cover of all time. (And not just because of that VELVET BODYSUIT.) #newsweek #lesbians #retro #1990s cc @thedailybeast (Taken with Instagram at 1993 (Yes! Really!))
Tips for the 1940s Housewife: How to Have Summer Fun With Your Kids
Take a five-cent trip on the Staten Island ferry. Take a Fifth Avenue bus to Fort Tryon Park. Watch the planes take off and land at LaGuardia field. READ MORE
Paging: I’m Remembering.
That’s not fair…
HALLOWEEN NEWS-BEASTIES. DURING THE AWKWARD YEARS.
Clockwise from left: Danielle Friedman, She-Ra-turned-web-editor, Abby Haglage, adorable pumpkin, ballerina science writer Casey Schwartz, and your tumblr team, a Rainbow Brite Jess Bennett and Brian Ries as the grim reaper.
Jean Shrimpton modelling office wear. early ’60s. Photo by David Bailey.