Young Folks in Old Photos

Found album, southeastern MA, dated 1916-1926

retrogasm:

Chug! Chug!

(via morgan-leigh)

weirdvintage:

In 1942, T.W. Smith Jr., the owner of the Sun Rubber Company and his designer Dietrich Rempel, with Walt Disney’s approval, introduced a Mickey Mouse Gas Mask for children. The company produced approximately 1,000 of these gas masks, and earned an Army-Navy “E” for Excellence  in wartime production in 1944.  (via  io9)

weirdvintage:

In 1942, T.W. Smith Jr., the owner of the Sun Rubber Company and his designer Dietrich Rempel, with Walt Disney’s approval, introduced a Mickey Mouse Gas Mask for children. The company produced approximately 1,000 of these gas masks, and earned an Army-Navy “E” for Excellence  in wartime production in 1944.  (via  io9)

(via taylorswifthecreator)

fashionsfromhistory:

Circus Usherettes
August Sander
1930s
Germany

fashionsfromhistory:

Circus Usherettes

August Sander

1930s

Germany

(via giantpantsofthe30s)

modernfencing:

[ID: two women in early fencing uniforms, demonstrating foil. Old, black-and-white photo.]
Fencers from the Pennsylvania College for Women!
holdthisphoto:

1908

modernfencing:

[ID: two women in early fencing uniforms, demonstrating foil. Old, black-and-white photo.]

Fencers from the Pennsylvania College for Women!

holdthisphoto:

1908

(via taylorswifthecreator)

1920.Young women in nice coats and nifty hats!

Bridgewater N. S., 1920

The Bridgewater Normal School, today Bridgewater State University, was founded in 1840 by Horace Mann and was one of the first public teacher training institutions in the United States (second only to another Mann-founded normal school in Framingham, now BSU’s colleague in the Massachusetts state college system). Teaching was an important job category for women with some education, often before or in lieu of marriage—training at a normal school in preparation for such a career was often the only opportunity its students would have for continued education.
(And never fear, I’m still on style watch: I can’t tell if our young woman here’s skirt is oddly angled or if those are some type of bloomers or culottes, but it really looks like they are and I really hope so…)
May, 1920. Seems to be the same (rooftop, I think?) setting as this photo from the previous year.
(Also: it’s hard to see details too clearly since its wearer is so far back in the shot, but what a nice coat!)

May, 1920. Seems to be the same (rooftop, I think?) setting as this photo from the previous year.

(Also: it’s hard to see details too clearly since its wearer is so far back in the shot, but what a nice coat!)