hoping guessing that’s what this photo is all about; synchronized swimmers posing for a photo before the event. Otherwise, these cancan dancers have a silly poolside gig and the swim caps are just in case of a slip…
Image via bondman2 @ eBay.
“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…
There’s nothing like it, Ann…
Vintage ad for Niagra instant laundry startch, “perfect starch instantly in COLD water.” 1952
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.).
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.
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.
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.
Oh, yes, please do place large (paper?) bugs all around the food. Soooo appetizing. And it makes the paper streamers seem more like spider webs. Yummy! Via this post at Dear Helen Hartman.
Joan Bradshaw walking a dog on Hollywood and Vine, 1957.