Vintage Vans in Atwater, Los Angeles. Summer, 2013.
montgomery ward great spring sale 1941 catalog (by CapricornOneVintage)
Domestic bliss, 1950s.
"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
See ya, DOMA. And it’s the perfect time to bring back my favorite 90s Newsweek cover.
Throwback Thursday, Mother’s Day edition. Greenlake peddle boats, Seattle, 1986, w mom. Velcro sneaks!!
Nylon Stockings During WWII
Silk or nylon stockings were in extremely short supply by the summer of 1942, despite the presence of American GI’s In Britain who could sometimes get hold of stockings from the US. Most women had to find ingenious methods of dressing their legs.
These pictures show a woman drawing in the seam-line on “Makeup” stockings with a device made from a screw driver handle, bicycle leg clip, and an eyebrow pencil, 1942. (source: Bettman/Corbis)
Covering the Space Program
NASA doesn’t need much help selling the idea that space is super-awesome, but these covers for manuals and press conference notes from the golden age of spaceflight sure don’t hurt. They are going up for auction later this month. I wouldn’t mind having one or two of those hanging in my house, eh?
Meanwhile, in awesome space-related news.
WHY ISNT NASA ON TUMBLR. SERIOUSLY, NASA, HIT ME UP.
MATTEL: 1959 Brunette Barbie