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Vintage Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Vest | Inherited Values

Vintage Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Vest | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

Usually when’ there’s beer on a man’s clothing, we tend to ignore it — but who can ignore this vintage Pabst Blue Ribbon vest?!

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Vintage Industrial & Primitive Candle Holders | Inherited Values

Vintage Industrial & Primitive Candle Holders | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

Vintage dairy cream separator funnels have a great industrial look — and a great primitive look when rusty.

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Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota)

Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
After calling Gov. Dalrymple, I called my state legislators too. And then I sent this letter via email to all as well in response to all the insanity occurring in...
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Watch The Objectification

Watch The Objectification | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I’ve often viewed sexual objectification as a passive-aggressive thing. As in the human being objectified (most often a woman) is passive to the aggressive actions (usually from men). What clinches...
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Vintage Pin-Ups For The Nursery | Inherited Values

Vintage Pin-Ups For The Nursery | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, brightly-colored graphics on pressed layers of cardboard in the shape of characters from nursery rhymes, Mother Goose stories, and other childhood tales covered the walls in baby nurseries and children's bedrooms.

 

 

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The story of vintage Dolly Toy Co. coardboard wall decor for nurseries and children's rooms. (Lots of pics, including vintage advertising, and a surprise celebrity!)

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Hot On The Historical Ephemera Trail... In The National Enquirer?

Hot On The Historical Ephemera Trail... In The National Enquirer? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | 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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Of Brown Marie, Yellow Marie, And Pickaninny (Or, Of Racism In The Toy Wife)

Of Brown Marie, Yellow Marie, And Pickaninny (Or, Of Racism In The Toy Wife) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
I don’t think I can let Black History Month go by without mentioning 1938′s The Toy Wife. Primarily the movie is the story of Frou Frou (played by Luise Rainer),...
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Paper Dolls Which Jump For Joy

Paper Dolls Which Jump For Joy | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Jointed or articulated paper dolls originated in France in the mid-1700s. Traditionally, these two-dimensional paper dolls were assembled via pins and corks, eyelets, or brads; making the jointed paper doll a cross between a paper doll and a puppet.
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Because these articulated paper dolls resembled a jumping-jack figure, these dolls were called “dancing-jack puppets, which in French is “pantins”.

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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Get Ready To Save & Sell With NerdWallet Indie Shopping

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Get Ready To Save & Sell With NerdWallet Indie Shopping | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
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The Scoop On Content Curation & Scoop.It

The Scoop On Content Curation & Scoop.It | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

Once Snip.It pulled the plug on the content curation site, thereby pulling the rug out from under the feet of content curators like myself, I began speaking with the fine folks at Scoop.it

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Discussing the pros & cons of Scoop.it with Co-founder & CEO, Guillaume Decugis.

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I'm going to read this before the end of the weekend!
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Calling All Former Snip.It Users & Future Content Curators!

Calling All Former Snip.It Users & Future Content Curators! | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
As mentioned in my interview with Scoop.It’s Guillaume Decugis, Scoop.It has been working on a way for those of us abandoned by Snip.It to upload the exported data. Earlier this...
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I beta tested the new import feature & it works quite well! Plus, there are unlimited topics this month at Scoop.It -- for FREE!

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Whatjamacallits Wednesday: Tigers In Your Tank Edition

Whatjamacallits Wednesday: Tigers In Your Tank Edition | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Back when I was a kid and I didn’t understand intellectual property such as sales & marketing slogans; hence, I never understood why Kellogg’s didn’t just come right out and...
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Remember Grandma's Apron?

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Remember Grandma's Apron? | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
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More Women In The Pages

More Women In The Pages | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Another woman for the women’s pages is Miriam Baker Nye. Known simply as “Miriam” — often used just like that, in quotes — she wrote a regular column for rural...
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Reclaiming another lost female writer...

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Can You Smell That Smell? A Mystery Is In The Air

Can You Smell That Smell? A Mystery Is In The Air | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
A vintage text ad from the Ritz for Michael Todd Jr’s 1960 film, Scent Of Mystery (1960), in “glorious” smell-o-vision! A film which “positively cannot be shown in any other...
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Properly used and executed, smell-o-vision and all the rest could do more than entertain; it would evoke and create memories.

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Sexism In Collecting Vintage Valentines

Sexism In Collecting Vintage Valentines | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day. I wrote about why many collect old Valentines at CQ; but wanted to share this one from my own collection. As a feminist, I obviously...
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Any Day Can Be Valentine's Day For Collectors | Collectors' Blog

Any Day Can Be Valentine's Day For Collectors | Collectors' Blog | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

Because Valentine’s Day cards have come in so many designs and themes over the years, you are nearly certain to find cards that fit into your own collecting specialty. These wonderful cross-collectibles are a great way to add more charm, color, and interest to your collection.

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A Cool Way To Display Your Matchbook Collection | Inherited Values

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Binders Keepers

Binders Keepers | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Morning Joe is a show that continues to frustrate me. A recent example, Joe Scarborough’s comments on Romney’s rudeness to moderator Candy Crowley during the second presidential debate: One, you...
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Adventures In Cute: Child Collectors | Inherited Values

Adventures In Cute: Child Collectors | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
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Antique Memorial Book Of Victorian Mourning Hair Braids | Inherited Values

Antique Memorial Book Of Victorian Mourning Hair Braids | Inherited Values | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
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The Cost Of Rape

Below is an image purported to be an actual statement showing the monetary cost of treatment a rape victim receives at a hospital in the United States. While the estimate,...
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The Very Best From Hallmark: Greeting Cards Through The Years

The Very Best from Hallmark: Greeting Cards Through the Years, by Ellen Stern, is not a collector’s guide, really; there are no prices or discussion of the secondary market at...
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War-Time Corsets

This four-page vintage advertorial article, War-Time Corsets, in the Picture Post (March 2, 1940), isn’t just more corset history, but rather shows what life was like on another WWII homefront...
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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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Colorful Prism Of Racism
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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.
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Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
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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/
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You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.