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1970's Gunne Sax. Love it!

Wore dresses like this.


Want to know what was in this amazing syrup? Well, one grain (65 mg) of morphine per fluid ounce, cannabis, heroin, powdered opium which are the active ingredients to put your little one to sleep. It also had sodium carbonate, spirits foeniculi, and aqua ammonia in it, because....why not? Removed from the market in 1938 after 89 years of service! :0

Margarete Steiff (July 24, 1847 - May 9, 1909), was a seamstress who in 1880, assisted by her brother, Fritz, founded the Steiff Toy Co., making toy stuffed animals. Born in Giengen, Germany she used a wheelchair, due to polio she contracted as a baby. She started making stuffed animals as a hobby. Her nephew Richard also joined in 1897 and gave the company an enormous boost in popularity by creating the Teddy Bear in 1902.

Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 1903. The Paris Hilton of her day, she smoked cigarettes in public, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie.

Alice Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt’s eldest daughter, who not only cut her wedding cake with a sword, defied all the conventions of her day regarding women, and who  also had a pillow embroidered with her most famous quote on her couch; “If you haven’t got anything good to say about anybody, come sit next to me.” 1902

Franklin Delano Roosevelt at Harvard in 1903. He was attractive, bright, friendly, funny, and utterly unpretentious. He liked collecting stamps, and figurines of pigs, and he fed the King and Queen of England hot dogs at a backyard cookout.

Eleanor Roosevelt - The young girl whose mother told her she wasn’t pretty so she would never land a husband. She went on to become a driving influence for good in the mid 1900s. Where would FDR have been without her?

Gypsy Rose Lee (January 9, 1911 – April 26, 1970) was an American burlesque entertainer famous for her striptease act. She was also an actress, author, and playwright whose 1957 memoir was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy. Louise's sister, was actress June Havoc.

The Kilbourne 1923 SEARS ROEBUCK MODERN HOMES A steeper than usual roof pitch adds a bit of the English Cottage to an otherwise very Craftsman-style bungalow home. The facade is particularly handsome with the two forward gables and the large front porch and terrace. Inside, it is very modern with an open floor plan and easy access from one room to the next. Convenience was clearly a consideration when Sears' designers planned the Kilbourne.

John D. Rockefeller, richest American of all time... worth 330 Billion in the 1800's. More than triple the net worth of the top 5 richest Americans today.

John D. Rockefeller

February 24, 1954: The first mass vaccination of children began in Pittsburgh. [WQED] Photo: Jonas Salk and a nurse administer vaccine, c. 1955. So we would not get polio!

First photo of Napoleon Bonaparte aged 4!

Shirley Temple paper dolls

Hula hooping, 1950 (Walter Blum).

Frank and Nancy #Sinatra #music #legend #icon

Teen date fashions, 1950s. Old Fashioned diner and all dressed up :)

1959 Cadillac Tail

1950s TV viewing

My MomMom still had one of these in the 50s.

Noon, April 10, 1913. Cherokee Hosiery Mill in Rome, Georgia. The youngest are turners and loopers. Some of these appear to be as young as 8 and 9 years. Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine.

Chicago Roller Skate Co. postcard ca. 1940

Portable confession ...