Oldies But Goodies

BoingBoing brings us a super-duper Oldie: 1912's Hygiene for the Worker. On work apparel, the tome instructs, "The type of waist known as the lingerie is one that the business girl should not wear in the office. It is neither sensible nor dignified. Nor is it an economy, for on account of its sheerness it requires greater care and expense in laundering ; hence, it is seldom washed as frequently as it should be. There is nothing more distasteful to the average business man than unclean finery." Also distasteful: the employer's insolent "inspection!" [BoingBoing]