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
Batman #210 (DC, 1969)
Esquire, March 1965
Boy have times changed. (via)
Iconic Newsweek covers from the 60s and 70s. RIP.
As the 2012 presidential race enters its final weeks, LIFE looks back at America’s First Ladies across six decades of the 20th century.
Here is a glimpse—through classic photos, as well as pictures that never ran in LIFE—into the public and private lives of the members of an uncommonly exclusive club, before, during and after their years in the White House.
Pictured: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and President Bill Clinton, Martha’s Vineyard, 1993
1978 Farrah Fawcett shampoo advertisement.
September 1973. It’s a bodysuit! No… it’s a turtleneck! Or better yet, a cardigan!