1951 was a very good year!
ADVICE TO A 1912 BRIDE Years ago a Kentucky grandmother gave a bride the following recipe for washing clothes (misspelled words and all):1 Start a fire in back yard to heet kettle of rainwater. 2 Set tubs so smoke won’t blow in eyes if wind is pert.3 Shave one hole cake lie soap in boilin water. 4 Sort things, make three piles. 1 pile white, 1 pile cullord, 1 pile work britches and rags. cont...
Tinsel!! We used this stuff, too! I loved it.
i think my hair looked like this-yikes!
When a penny meant something.
Ruth Orkin Iraqui Jewish Refugees, Lydda Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1951
“A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951)--As a lonely woman pathologically desperate and yearning for sexual attention, Blanche (Vivien Leigh) is attracted to a young newspaper boy (Wright King) who comes to her door one rainy afternoon; he reminds her of her young husband who committed suicide and she offers herself for a maternal kiss, which turns seductive
1951 washer About 1955, my mother had a washing machine very much like this one. She'd pull it up to the kitchen sink and hook it up(to the water supply I suppose...lol) and do the washing for her family of 5. I'm sure she felt priviledged and "modern," because she didn't have to walk a mile to tote water to the house as had been the case just a few years previous.@Melissa Squires Nelson
what a life!
Marilyn Monroe as Miss Cheesecake, 1951