women

1983 catalog - Clothes for girls from JCPenney
Totally awesome vintage ’80s clothes for girls

What was big in terms of fashion for girls in the 1983 JC Penney catalog? Some styles featured grown-up fashion translated into youthful looks – oversized shirt-dresses, dirndl skirts and drop-waist minidresses. See inside the catalog here!

Miss Lina Cavalieri circus
Women: How to gain weight (1918)

Hot chocolate. Roast beef. Bread with butter. Naps. No, this isn’t the ideal vacation, but tips on how to gain weight from a famous actress of long ago.

Gloria Steinem on aging (1976)

Gloria Steinem discusses aging By Ghita Levine, Special to the Herald-Journal “I do not want to self-destruct when I am 60 years old, “says Gloria

Letter-writing is falling out of style (1894)

Letter-writing isn’t as much of an art as it once was. Books had to be written about it years ago, and “The Ready Letter-writer” was as infallible and as essential as a cookbook is to many people nowadays.

The secret of a beautiful neck (1918)
The secret of a beautiful neck (1918)

In her heart of hearts, any woman would rather have a beautiful neck than anything else in the world except, perhaps, a beautiful face, said soprano and actress Lina Cavalieri.

Coke keeps you thin! (1961)

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

Fainting spell with boy scout - Antique card
Fainting as fine art (1889)

Now, how does a woman faint? I declare I don’t know. I have seen the interesting phenomenon a few times, but the trouble is there’s so much excitement that a man forgets to take observations.