Put on your warmest Nordic turtleneck, whip yourself up a hot buttered rum, and warm your feet by the fire—you’ve had a long day on the slopes and the lodge’s evening festivities are about to begin!
Subscription services have proliferated in recent years, as a tech-adjacent e-commerce startup fad. But they aren’t new. As you can see from this photograph, not even gadget subscription services are new! Your newly flush postwar grandparents were also susceptible to the lures of souped up flyswatters and such.
In 1942, with just a few weeks to go until graduation, Dorothy Louise Liggett was kicked out of high school for getting married. Seven decades later, she’s been awarded a diploma.
A new analysis says that more young women are living with family than at any time since 1940. Fortunately, the use of “doll face” has not staged an accompanying comeback.
Back in the 1940s, Idaho’s Fish and Game Department had a problem: too many beavers in all the wrong places. So they devised a plan to parachute those unwelcome beavers into new habitats. And now somebody has found footage of those parachuting beavers, and it’s wonderful.
Running a little behind on the seasonal decor? Me too! Don't you worry, though—I've got here in my hot little hands the magazine that's gonna save our bacon, by telling us everything we need to know to throw the perfect all-American Baby Boom-era Christmas celebration: A December 1949 issue of Woman's Home Companion,…
Have you heard? Sky-high heels are so over. One- and two-inch heels are fresh for spring.
And here, in these pages from the 1940s, you've got lots of options. On the left, the 1943 Lane Bryant catalog offers cute striped wedges, but remember, ladies: They are NOT rationed. On the right, "youthful" pumps and sandals by…
Spring has sprung, and here at the HQ it's too mild for a coat and too cool for a blouse. Adorable short-sleeved sweaters are the answer.
The fall 2013 collection Cynthia Rowley showed today during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week had a decidedly 1940s vibe: Nipped-in waists, strong shoulders, wide collars, and a teeny hint of Chinoiserie. There's plenty for the working girl: Day dresses, trouser suits, tweedy coats. Sleeves! But you'll also find fur and…