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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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From 1920 to 1924, Lucille Murphy Kept A Scrapbook

From 1920 to 1924, Lucille Murphy Kept A Scrapbook | Herstory | Scoop.it

From 1920 to 1924, Lucille Murphy attended the Milwaukee Normal School, eventually graduating with degree in music. During her time as a student, she filled a small scrapbook with a variety of mementos, ranging from photographs of friends, dance cards, ticket stubs, and pressed flowers.

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Unused Vivid Vintage 1940's Exemptions Draft WWll Witty Post Card

Unused Vivid Vintage 1940's Exemptions Draft WWll Witty Post Card | Herstory | Scoop.it
A vivid vintage world war 2 unused propaganda post card from 1941. The witty card reads Never mind the subtile implications, what ARE your boy
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The Posters that Warned against the Horrors of a World with Women’s Rights

The Posters that Warned against the Horrors of a World with Women’s Rights | Herstory | Scoop.it
At first glance, this illustration looks like the depiction of a rather cool Victorian hangout. The image was commissioned in 1908 for a political magazine
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Of Blanche Saunders, Poodles & People: Why It's Important To Share Your Collection

Of Blanche Saunders, Poodles & People: Why It's Important To Share Your Collection | Herstory | Scoop.it
Back in February I posted 13 Fascinating Clippings From 1957, which included this bit: In a feature called May We Present, we learn of the miracle of dog
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"Jenny on the Job"

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“ "Jenny on the Job" was a series of posters issued by the Public Health Services in 1943 created by artist Kula Robbins. This specific poster is titled "Jenny on the Job - Wears styles...
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Jane Austen's Collection of Critical Feedback From Her (Sometimes Harsh) Friends and Family

Jane Austen's Collection of Critical Feedback From Her (Sometimes Harsh) Friends and Family | Herstory | Scoop.it

In an eight-page document, Jane Austen collected her friends’ and family’s opinions of her third and fourth novels, Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815).


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Gender Focus Reads: Censoring Queen Victoria

Gender Focus Reads: Censoring Queen Victoria | Herstory | Scoop.it
In Censoring Queen Victoria, Yvonne M. Ward examines the lives and perspectives of two gentlemen who edited the late Queen's correspondence for publishing.
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A review of Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen and Created an Icon - which sounds awesome.

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How the Robin Rogers School Became Marimor School ~ Vintage Lima Ohio Postcard

How the Robin Rogers School Became Marimor School ~ Vintage Lima Ohio Postcard | Herstory | Scoop.it
About the Robin Rogers School, Lima, Ohio, named after Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers daughter who had Down Syndrome. Vintage photos.
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Retrospace: Vintage Scan #20: A 1972 Quiz on Women's Lib

Retrospace: Vintage Scan #20: A 1972 Quiz on Women's Lib | Herstory | Scoop.it

This November '72 issue of Young Miss contains a fun little quiz on Women's Lib.  Give it a try and see how you do! (answers at the end of the post)


1. Never let a boy know you're as smart (or smarter) than he is.
2. Only brainy girls like mathematics.
3. Only wear "feminine" clothes which will make boys look twice.
4. Don't be caught dead without a small supply of cosmetics in your handbag.
5. Let the strong boys in the class move the chairs for the teacher.
6. Sports and strenuous physical activities will make you look like a wrestler.
7. It's only right for you to take home economics (and not shop) so you can learn to prepare meals for
your husband and children.
8. The boys' tennis team (the only school team) has never allowed girls to try out-and there's no reason
why it should change its rules.
9. Girls should not be aggressive and compete because it's more feminine to let the boys be the leaders
and winners.
10. In dating, always let the boy make the first move, and never look too anxious.
11. Only women's liberation types want careers and men's jobs.
12. Don't worry too much about grades because you'll probably get married and, quit working anyway.


Answers: Basically, Young Miss says all the answers are 'false'.  If you answered true to any of these questions, there's an article in the mag they recommend you read.... oh, and you're a woman hating bastard.

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Antique / Vintage Mechanical Valentine - Looks a Bit Like Campbell Soup Kids

Vintage Valentine's Day card, mechanical,made by Carrington. (Marked with a 'G' in tree logo.) More info here:http://www.inherited-values.com/2014/02/sweet-little-girls-looking-for-love-at-the-opera-antique-valentine-card/ .

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Vintage Valentines, 1920s

Vintage Valentines, 1920s | Herstory | Scoop.it
Two vintage die-cut Valentines (Carrington Co., Chicago, ILL), circa 1920's. The two adorable vintage paper Valentines feature cute young ladies with appropriately bobbed hair and rosy cheeks.  Sen...
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Poor Vintage Suffragette Valentine

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Was the suffrage movement the start of "Galentine's Day"? I can't imagine this valentine was sent by anything other than a woman to another woman. Antique valentine via.
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Mary Shelley letters discovered in Essex archive

Mary Shelley letters discovered in Essex archive | Herstory | Scoop.it

Professor finds cache of previously unpublished letters by author of Frankenstein, written between 1831 and 1849


...The letters date between 1831, nine years after the death of her poet husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, and 1849, when Mary Shelley was already unwell with the brain tumour that would kill her two years later, and show a woman who was skilled in charming favours from friends, bursting with pride in and concern for her teenage son – and not unconcerned with frivolities. A last-minute ticket to the coronation of William IV in 1831 necessitated a 3am visit from her hairdresser; she attended the event sporting a plumed headdress ("The whole thing was wondrously splendid – Diamonds & cloth of gold grew common to the eye.")


The later letters, written in an increasingly scrawled hand, are short and distracted, full of apologies for her failing memory and powers. To a number of them is still attached a blob of scarlet wax stamped with the author's own seal – one that was not previously known, according to Crook.


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Fitting The Female Form Has Always Been Complicated

Fitting The Female Form Has Always Been Complicated | Herstory | Scoop.it
You (and I) can talk about the difficulty of finding fashions that fit women 'til we're blue in the face. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, then these vintage Berlei lingerie "Figure Type...
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In 1913, She Told Him They Couldn't Be Together. 100 Years Later, THIS Was Just Discovered.

In 1913, She Told Him They Couldn't Be Together. 100 Years Later, THIS Was Just Discovered. | Herstory | Scoop.it

While searching through the attic of his father’s house, a son came across boxes of old items. The most interesting were piles of love letters sent from a man named Max. From 1913-1978, Max and Pearle wrote each other. All his letters begin with “My Sweet Pearle” and end with “Forever yours, Max”. These letters were supposed to have been burned when Pearle passed away in 1980, but the family didn’t honor those wishes, and one of the greatest love stories began to unfold.

In 1911, a woman named Pearle Schwarz met a man named Maxwell Savelle at the Country Club. They fell madly in love. Unfortunately, Maxwell would not convert to Judaism (his parents were Southern Baptists) and so they could not be together. They went their separate ways – Maxwell went into the Navy and Pearle continued to pine for him until she died. She never let go.

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Can’t Buy Me Love: How Romance Wrecked Traditional Marriage

Can’t Buy Me Love: How Romance Wrecked Traditional Marriage | Herstory | Scoop.it
"Love was considered a reason not to get married. It was seen as lust, as something that would dissipate."For most of recorded human history...

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Even as women were accepted in certain industries, their attempts to organize for legal rights were consistently mocked in political cartoons, like this anti-suffrage postcard from 1907.

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Basements and Attics, Closets and Cyberspace: Explorations in Canadian Women’s Archives (Life Writing): Linda M. Morra, Jessica Schagerl

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The Little Hypnotic Sunbeam

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Antique Saucy Novelty Chicago Postcard with Miniature Pennant Souvenir Divided Back

Antique Saucy Novelty Chicago Postcard with Miniature Pennant Souvenir Divided Back | Herstory | Scoop.it

This fabulous antique postcard reads: Somebody is waiting for you in Chicago -- Theres a Reason. The word Chicago is on an actual miniature felt pennant

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Women of the Future, 1902

Women of the Future, 1902 | Herstory | Scoop.it

Generals, marines, lawyers, coach drivers, politicians, and even artists!  These were “Les Femmes de l’Avenir,” or “Women of the Future,” as imagined in a series of 20 postcards from the turn of the last century. 

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Pin Ups

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[F]rom the 1920s to the 1970s, certain artists—including Alberto Vargas, George Petty, Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, and Zoë Mozert—made their careers painting “pin-up” girls exclusively. This Golden Age of the pin-up art lasted until color photography took its place.

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1894 shape of woman original antique anatomy print human form

1894 shape of woman original antique anatomy print human form | Herstory | Scoop.it
this is an original antique lithograph from late 19th century it is a book plate printed in leipzig, germany in 1894 the print measures
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Hot On The Historical Ephemera Trail... In The National Enquirer?

Hot On The Historical Ephemera Trail... In The National Enquirer? | Herstory | Scoop.it

The women born between 1905 and 1909 were the same young girls who grew up during the years of the women’s suffrage movement in the US. They would have seen the struggle, heard the talk, and knew they could have greater freedom of choice in living their lives. They too would see, if not quite be, part of the flapper movement. Activism and parenting being almost completely at odds with one another, some may have opted not to have children — and at this time, birth control, thanks to Margaret Sanger, was becoming a realistic option.

 

And, just as these young women were perhaps thinking of starting a family…

 

Along comes The Great Depression — the one of that started about 1929, not the one some say we are approaching now — and the birthrate fell about one-tenth globally from the rate during the “prosperous” 1920′s. In America, the birth rate dropped below the replacement level for the first time in history.

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The history of the Playground Association of America.

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My Big Bulletin Board Of Stuff | Collectors Quest

My Big Bulletin Board Of Stuff | Collectors Quest | Herstory | Scoop.it
A child of the 60's and a product of the 80's, I never quite outgrew my love of pinback buttons and political/social propoganda. A few snapshots and closeups of some of my favorite buttons and bumper stickers.
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A fabulous collection of cultural and political ephemera.

Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.