Summer

Paper with throw-away chic (1965)

Paper with throw-away chic We propose paper, Madame Chairwoman, when the committee comes to lunch in your garden. Set out the tables under huge oiled-paper parasols from Japan; ours are dotted to match plate... Read more...

Chocolate crusted pie with vanilla chiffon (1950)

Here is the pie of all pies from our Pillsbury contest! Chocolate-flavored, chocolate-colored crust. Fluffy vanilla chiffon filling, topped with whipped cream and bits of chocolate crust. Perfect for summer.

Make a milk carton bird house (1964)

Fun to do... fun to bird-watch all summer long! How to turn a Pure-Pak milk carton into a beautiful home for birds It's easy with a Pure-Pak Birdhouse Kit! A heavy plastic roof, adhesive-backed siding a... Read more...

Jiffy-make ponchos (1955)

Jiffy-make ponchos Start with new fabric or cut up an old skirt for this summer's most popular topping Our carefree tie-on poncho is cut in just four identical pieces and put together with simple straight... Read more...

Fun at the beach (1910s – 1920s)

Fully-dressed at the beach (c1920) Suit vests at the seaside, of course! Somewhere in New York or along the coast northward. Same day as the above. My grandmother is in the front, with her family. ... Read more...

Lemonade time! 3 recipes (1915)

The lemon is the family's best friend when the sun's sizzling hot by Caroline Coe Hot enough for you today, Mrs Housekeeper? 'Tis, eh? Well, why waste time on a torrid day talking about temperature -- l... Read more...

The new fashion in glasses (1965)

Here's what new under the sun by Lillian The old adage about lasses, glasses, and passes may be the truth this spring. The lads just may be too stunned at what shapes the glasses are in to take any action. ... Read more...

Sparking sequined crafts (1972)

Elegant jeweled fruit craft Make these ornaments in minutes for dazzling centerpieces or decorations. It's so easy! You simply use straight pins to attach sequins and beads to Styrofoam forms. Included in jewe... Read more...

How to host a garden party (1898)

Garden parties Outdoor functions popular in August -- how to manage them No entertainments are more popular in summer than "garden parties," and consequently they are generally given whenever facilities o... Read more...

The new parasols (1898)

The new parasols Dreams of beauty in lace, chiffon, fishnet, satin ribbon, and of every hue From the New York Sun Women don't miss it far when they say that this season's parasols are dreams of beaut... Read more...

Pretty arms are essential (1942)

Pretty arms are essential by Alicia Hart Short sleeves are everywhere -- a prophetic number of them appeared at the Belmont Park racetrack, where fashions are made -- and so wise women are looking to their ... Read more...

24 tasty summer drinks (1912)

Beverages for summer by Miss M L Prosser Delicious junket Take two quarts of new milk, warm it on the stove to about blood heat, pour it into a glass or china bowl and stir into it two tablespoons of prepare... Read more...

Washington DC having a heat wave (1930)

These photos don't have a specific year mentioned (they say "between 1920 and 1932") but our own research showed that DC had record-breaking temperatures in 1930, with a high of 106. These three photos were all... Read more...

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