During WWII, growing vegetables was not only patriotic – in a country still pulling out of the Great Depression, it was economical. Those packet of asparagus seeds were 5 cents each, and beans just 10 cents. Continue reading Vegetables – Vitamins – Victory!
B. Altman & Co, 1948: Was there ever a 20th-century gift more associated with fathers than a tie? Continue reading Give Dad a Tie for Father’s Day
National Bellas Hess “60th Anniversary Bargains” catalog, 1948. It's just possible this model is wearing an air filter on her head…or a maybe a once-fashionable hat. Continue reading Long Gone…both the Fashion and the Firm
Montgomery Wards, 1947 / These fellows, thanks to their snappy working wear outfits, could pitch hay or fill up your tank equally well Continue reading What the Working Man Wears