You can learn to play an instrument at home, and once you do, your social life will improve, you’ll earn more money, and you’ll look like a young debutante in a low-cut dress… Continue reading Music-Making by Mail
Such a deal for spring! Eleven healthy vegetable seed packets and a basic growing guide for only a buck.=.. Continue reading Victory for Locavores
Is that model really making a duck face? She’s ahead of her time… Continue reading The earliest known Duck Face
Exactly the types of people America expected to see delivering the mail or keeping the neighborhood safe – here they all are, in thrall to a shoe. Continue reading Mailmen! Firefighters! Policemen! Here are your shoes!
Look at that bathtub. Isn’t that clever? A cabinet built into the side of the bath… Continue reading Modern Conveniences, Modern Women
Some of these were the kind of pipes that My Three Sons would have bought their father, because Father Knows Best about things like smoking… Continue reading Pipe Dreams and Dream Pipes
Unabashedly and unashamedly industrial, this 1947 catalog. Aimed at men who get things done. Continue reading Mad Skils
You could be forgiven for thinking this looks like a mad scientist’s industrial-strength DJ mixing console. You wouldn’t be far off… Continue reading Presto – You’re a Recording Star!
Chicago Mail Order, 1941 An outfit for “Today’s Bride” of 1941, virtually as streamlined as any 1941 warplane. Because the bride was practical, the wedding gown was two-piece — ditch the coat and wear the sleeveless gown alone to dances. Because “all eyes (are) on your figure as you walk down the aisle” everything is … Continue reading What the Modern Bride was Wearing
There’s a really interesting juxtaposition on these two adjacent pages. On the left, men and women can learn to dance. On the right, you could try hypnotizing people and convincing them to foxtrot… Continue reading Learn to Dance! Learn to Hypnotize!