A day with Helen Keller (1906)

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A Day With Helen Keller by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin Sometimes we dream, or like to imagine, that we are something different from what...

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Swimsuits to be pretty at seas...

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Take care to be pretty at seashore and pool By Betty Clarke, Beauty Editor It is a very peculiar thing, indeed, that women who can be...

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The perfect woman’s figu...

Jan 6, 2017 by

The perfect 1938 figure must have curves, but it differs from the perfect figure of past decades in relationship of curves to straight lines.

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The woman of the future (1900)

Dec 13, 2016 by

The woman of the future by Mrs I Lowenberg, President Philomath Club Every age from the dawn of civilization has brought forth new...

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The woman who invented the dis...

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The inventor of a dishwashing machine The patron saint of the emancipated woman of the future will be Josephine Garis Cochrane, the...

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Fashion lessons from the ̵...

Aug 6, 2016 by

How to spoil the effect of beautiful clothes It isn’t what you wear, it’s how you wear it Fashion before and after photos...

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Makeup secrets from actress Bl...

Jul 30, 2016 by

“Making up” with famous stars This Highly-Misunderstood Process Involves a Lot More Than Just Putting “a Dab...

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Lose weight with Zsa Zsa Gabor...

Jul 22, 2016 by

How you can lose weight – and eat what you want! “It happened to me,” says Zsa Zsa Gabor No Drugs… No...

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Antique Ladies’ Home Jou...

Apr 29, 2016 by

Ladies’ Home Journal: March 1890   Ladies’ Home Journal: April 1890   Ladies’ Home Journal: Easter 1890...

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Stylish vintage women’s ...

Apr 22, 2016 by

Air Step: The shoe with the magic sole Dora wants new-fashioned style – Cora wants old-fashioned comfort. You get both in Air...

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What should you put in a hope ...

Apr 20, 2016 by

Winifred Black writes about the hope chest “What shall I put in my hope chest?” asks the girl in a letter. “We had...

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44 full-color fall & wint...

Apr 11, 2016 by

Here are six full-color fashion layouts — with 44 different outfits — as published in The Delineator during 1922. While...

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Annie Oakley: The wonderful fe...

Apr 10, 2016 by

Annie Oakley – The wonderful female wing shot photographed Some of her notable feats — Shooting an apple from a...

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62 full-color summer fashions ...

Apr 3, 2016 by

Here are six full-color fashion layouts – with 44 different outfits – as published in The Delineator during the summer of 1922!

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How to choose a husband (1921)

Mar 31, 2016 by

Whatever you do, do not marry a man who claims to be a saint. He lives too much in his own imagination of himself. He is nearly always an unconscious or a subconscious hypocrite. He will not live up to his professions with you, although he may do it with the brethren.

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The proper domestic duties of ...

Jan 25, 2016 by

Domestic knowledge of women It is said by some who do not think domestic knowledge of any consequence, that in acquiring it, a young...

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Long, full sleeves the rule fo...

Jan 25, 2016 by

Long, full sleeves the rule for 1922 Sleeves are going to great lengths these days — and Fullness, with a Capital F, is the...

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Billie Burke: Spend more thoug...

Jan 17, 2016 by

Billie Burke writes on taste in dress by Miss Billie Burke Always dress as well as you can This does not mean to be in any way...

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Women taking to cigarettes (18...

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Women taking to cigarettes Dealers and jewelers agree that the habit is spreading in New York There is no use in making any bones...

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Coke keeps you thin! (1961)

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Coke keeps you thin! (1961 Coke commercial) In this 1961 Coca-Cola commerical, actress Connie Clausen explains that Coke is low in...

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Pregnant? Conceal your conditi...

Apr 30, 2015 by

If you’re expecting a baby (1941) If you’re expecting a baby… Free! Maternity style book – Lane Bryant...

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Fashion fad of the seventies: ...

Apr 17, 2015 by

Hot pants: A short but happy career At first, it seemed depressingly probable that legs would disappear under prim and dowdy-looking...

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A fond farewell to Susan B Ant...

Mar 13, 2015 by

Through the greater part of 60 years of strenuously active public life, Susan B Anthony was probably the most maligned woman who ever trod the earth.

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Just another myth: Bra never b...

Jan 22, 2015 by

Hot subject: History records only one authentic burned bra, another slightly smoked Fem libbers deny anyone ever...

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Annie Oakley: Why women should...

Aug 23, 2014 by

There are number of reasons, in my opinion, why every lady who has the time, the means, and the opportunity should learn the use of firearms.

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How to be a perfect fifties ho...

Aug 17, 2014 by

In the ’50s, the love you had for your kitchen paled only in comparison to the adoration you felt for your washer and dryer.

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Stylish daywear & sportsw...

Feb 28, 2014 by

Here’s a look at a few daywear and sportswear ensembles of the mid-1930s!

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Annie Oakley plays William Tel...

Feb 6, 2014 by

To prove that he is the best dog in Pinehurst, and not the least speck gun-shy. He doesn’t care how many times she plays William Tell with him and shoots an apple off his head with a .22 caliber rifle.

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Don’t be a flapper ̵...

Feb 3, 2014 by

The word flapper entangled itself with the ‘dreadful’ side of youth — with jazz, short skirts, bobbed hair and glistening legs; with the ‘immodest’ passing of corsets; with cigarette smoking; with petting parties and gasoline-buggy riding…

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How to be a perfect fifties ho...

Feb 1, 2014 by

A lighthearted look back at how advertisers portrayed the sunny days of yesteryear, when a woman’s home was her castle — and her kitchen was the heart of that home

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Idea of a woman for President ...

Dec 1, 2013 by

Woman-for-President idea gains in favor by George Gallup Princeton, NJ, Oct 28 — A woman for President of the United States?...

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Fashion for women: The suit is...

Nov 21, 2013 by

The suit is back! After years of living in casual separates, there’s a new way to dress — with great finish,...

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Charlotte, Constance, Cecile &...

Nov 16, 2013 by

From the last year of the 1860s come these fashion plates, as published in Peterson’s magazine. In addition to showing the...

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Anita Shops: Clothing for youn...

Oct 30, 2013 by

Anita Shops: For young moderns Left: Swiss dot nylon sheer peignoir, trimmed with nylon tulle filching. Fully lined sheer overlay...

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Why long hair is a burden to C...

Oct 12, 2013 by

Short hair for ladies? A letter to Louis A Godey, publisher of Godey’s Lady’s Book I know, Mr Godey, to an absolute...

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Janet Guthrie breaks the gende...

Feb 22, 2013 by

The year 1977 was quite the momentous one for the Indianapolis 500. Tom Sneva broke 200 mph “officially” for the first...

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The perfect American woman (19...

Jan 31, 2013 by

The perfect American woman Measuring 50,000 of her sex to determine a standard The perfect American girl — how big around; how...

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What it’s really like to...

Sep 24, 2012 by

My experience as a telephone operator A Sunday Call reporter obtains employment as a “Hello girl” in order to try the...

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Annie Oakley, expert shot (189...

Sep 24, 2012 by

Annie Oakley once sent a shot right through the center of the bullseye – and then someone bet that she couldn’t through the hole she had just made.

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