It’s 1935- The depression is barely over, not over for a lot of people, yet this yarn wench chooses to slack off her work, and get cigarette stench all over the product. I guess it’s human nature to take advantage of the boss, she’s probably only making like a dollar per cardigan or whatever.
This 1951 newspaper comic panel appealed to the households who were still waiting for electricity, I guess. Although I wonder if they had the extra cash to subscribe then. They could get their news via one of those radios that you hook up to the tractor battery. More on farm radios; https://www.farmcollector.com/equipment/farm-radios
Actually the guy in the fake Uncle Sam get-up works for a competing railroad, and either way, this train is going to roll with at least seven empty seats. How is that helping the troops? At least if they went to Squirrel Hollow, they would stop cranking out babies for a few days.
A hundred years ago, this is how you googled. The lady pictured here seems to be seeking the answer to the problem of birds nesting in her hair. She might be well advised to pick up a Sears catalog, or see a pharmacist- They might have a bottle of “Doctor Scott’s reliable wren and crow […]
Alas, the castle housing this museum was torn down in 1964, in the interest of urban renewal. I don’t know what became of the dude in the suit of armor shown here. Mr. Harding had inherited a fortune and used it to amass an eclectic and valuable collection of armor, paintings, western art, it didn’t […]
From my wife’s 1962 World’s Fair stuff, a guide to the “plywood house of light”. Look at the curves! Kids were probably punished by being told to stand in the corner. It looks like a nice place, but I would worry about moisture damaging all that plywood. This house allows the owner to control all […]
I picked up this neat bottle at the Saturday auction, it once contained “Newbro’s Herpicide” and claimed that it “kills the dandruff germ”. Mr. Newbro had some wacky ideas about what causes dandruff and baldness. I read up on this product at the National Museum of American History website. It was widely sold in the […]
I was listening to the Larry Miller podcast, he was going on about saving soap slivers in the shower, somehow mushing them together to form a bar sufficient to bathe with. Apparently that is how they roll on the island of Milleronia. Larry would be thrilled to have one of these Soap Banks. I found […]
I guess when your head hurts so bad that you can’t even stand the sight of a trademark stamp, you don’t care about side effects, but acetanilid will do a number on your kidneys and liver if you aren’t careful; it’s basically acetaminophen, and here comes the flu pandemic of 1917. Probably not a fun […]
Back in the day, apparently you could get into the Saturday Matinee for what? A dollar? Thirty-Five cents? Nope! Just six 7-up bottle caps! You could probably find them in the alley behind Uncle Larry’s house, or ask your big brother who works in a diner! PLUS! A real guy from “Soldiers of Fortune” with […]