Posts Tagged: Beauty

Avon Lady Ad

Ding Dong…Avon Calling

 The lyrical sound of Ding Dong… Avon Calling was music to my mid-century mother’s ears.   My father may have said he wanted to be a hands on kinda Dad but it was my Mother who had her hands filled especially

Avon Lady Ad

Ding Dong…Avon Calling

 The lyrical sound of Ding Dong… Avon Calling was music to my mid-century mother’s ears.   My father may have said he wanted to be a hands on kinda Dad but it was my Mother who had her hands filled especially

Jon Whitcomb illustration ad pin it 1958

A Mothers Day Of Beauty

As a young child in the late 1950’s, I shadowed my mother everywhere she went.  I was her Baba Looey to her Quick Draw McGraw, Boo Boo to her Yogi Bear, Tonto to her Lone Ranger.Within her sphere of influence

Jon Whitcomb illustration ad pin it 1958

A Mothers Day Of Beauty

As a young child in the late 1950’s, I shadowed my mother everywhere she went.  I was her Baba Looey to her Quick Draw McGraw, Boo Boo to her Yogi Bear, Tonto to her Lone Ranger.Within her sphere of influence

vintage illustration woman beauty

Five Minute Face Lift

Want a more youthful vibrant expression? Chew on this! Forget expensive cosmetic wrinkle fillers and injectables like Botox. For a true non surgical age reversing technique-good ol’ American chewing gum not only doubles your pleasure, but makes you doubly delightful

vintage illustration woman beauty

Five Minute Face Lift

Want a more youthful vibrant expression? Chew on this! Forget expensive cosmetic wrinkle fillers and injectables like Botox. For a true non surgical age reversing technique-good ol’ American chewing gum not only doubles your pleasure, but makes you doubly delightful

1950s housewife

The Real Housewives of the Cold War

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

1950s housewife

The Real Housewives of the Cold War

Like most women growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I was fed a generous serving of sugar-coated media stereotypes of happy homemakers who were as frozen and neatly packaged as the processed foods they served their cold war families.

photo 1930s woman beauty ad

Beauty, Brains, and a Bar of Soap

Sally’s Pretty and Sally’s Smart Would you dare risk the shame of “Cosmetic skin?” Sure you’re careful, never risking offending with  halitosis, avoiding housewife- hips, pink toothbrush, B.O. and other ailments of the Depression era 1930’s. But unless you wash

photo 1930s woman beauty ad

Beauty, Brains, and a Bar of Soap

Sally’s Pretty and Sally’s Smart Would you dare risk the shame of “Cosmetic skin?” Sure you’re careful, never risking offending with  halitosis, avoiding housewife- hips, pink toothbrush, B.O. and other ailments of the Depression era 1930’s. But unless you wash

WWII vintage ad illustration fe,ale beauty

Beauty Bait During Wartime

In the fall of 1944 my mother Betty was a college freshman who had more on her mind than musty old history dates; it was dates of another sort that troubled her. However due to the war, she and the

WWII vintage ad illustration fe,ale beauty

Beauty Bait During Wartime

In the fall of 1944 my mother Betty was a college freshman who had more on her mind than musty old history dates; it was dates of another sort that troubled her. However due to the war, she and the

How to Look Butch in Your Crew Cut

  Long before Crew Cuts was the name of J. Crews adorable line of clothing for boys and girls, it was mid- century summers must have hair cut for boys of all ages. Also known affectionately as a butch cut,

How to Look Butch in Your Crew Cut

  Long before Crew Cuts was the name of J. Crews adorable line of clothing for boys and girls, it was mid- century summers must have hair cut for boys of all ages. Also known affectionately as a butch cut,