Monday, January 18, 2010

Wash With Care for Longer Wear

A brochure from Sears that is still good advice today, although I have no idea what aralac is.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jaunty Hats From 1935

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Make a Nifty Blouse

Size 16 in 1935 was Bust 34, Hip 37.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Slide Fasteners

Here is a neat package I found at an estate sale.  It's pretty self-explanatory and I wish we had the range of zippers shown today.  From the early 1940's.  I believe you can click on the pictures to see them larger.

Here is a very interesting article explaining the early years of Talon, Inc and the development of the modern zipper.  Here is a link to a book celebrating Talon, Inc's first 50 years.  An interesting article chronicling the later years of Talon, Inc.  Talon, Inc may even play a part in discovering what happened to Amelia Earhart!  And, of course, the Wikipedia entry on zippers.