How Nice – Hunting Bullets Were Vegan

“What It Takes To Make A Shotshell” — a nifty little illustrated chart (found in The Standard Book of Hunting and Shooting, edited by Robert B. Stringfellow, copyright 1950, Stackpole & Heck, Inc.), which shows that vegetable oil was used to make the tube…

Vintage “Palmetto Jumper” Hunting Vehicle

The Florida “palmetto jumper,” a combination dog-lunch-shooter wagon for use on the wide palmetto barrens. Two shooters ride on top while the dogs range ahead. When the dogs point the wagon halts about a hundred yards from the point and the shooters move up on foot.

Photo from The Standard Book of Hunting and Shooting, edited by Robert B. Stringfellow (copyright 1950, Stackpole & Heck, Inc.).

Modern Woman Monday: Beauty Is My Business

That must be why “charming cover girl” Pat Curran is hunching to appear shorter than her (insecure & hatted) male companion in this vintage ad for SweetHeart Soap (which also promotes a “SweetHeart Cover-Girl Facial”).

Ad from 1952.

Ladylike Hunting Safety

From The Standard Book of Hunting & Shooting (edited by Robert B. Stringfellow, copyright 1950, Stackpole & Heck, Inc.), these photos illustrate the proper and improper gun safety; “One slip and the doctor or the undertaker will be needed.” Much love of her fringed leather jacket.

Modern Woman Monday: Vintage Fifth Avenue Toilet Brushware

OK, so it’s not what you expected… But if you pronounce “toilet” in a frou-frou French way, you’ll be reminded that it’s intended meaning was not a bathroom fixture but rather the fixtures on a lady’s vanity.

Vintage women’s hair brush, comb and mirror sets from 1954 via Viva Vintage.

Modern Woman Mondays: Oil Is Cleaner Than Coal

A page from a vintage advertising booklet for Timken Silent Automatic Wall-Flame Oil Burners — oil heated furnaces. (Timken Silent Automatic Division, Rockwell Spring & Axel Company, Jackson, Michigan and Toronto, Canada; copyright 1953. Form/publication number A-D 688R 50M-9-53; ink stamp for Jensen’s Heating Service, Moorhead, Minnesota, on back. Available from us at eBay.)