Old Book Scans


The Language of Fashion by Mary Brooks Picken 1938

I am so excited to get The Language of Fashion by Mary Brooks Picken (1938 edition) as an early Christmas present! I am even more thrilled by my friend's thoughtfulness. Even more excited that this book's copyright has apparently expired (according to my search on the U.S. government copyright site).... so I can scan the pages!

Old Photo Scans


Cabinet Cards of Young Men, Children, and Couples

Here are the rest of the 1800s cabinet cards I digitized for the Carondelet Historical Society. I really like the young lady wearing a hat, as shot by Polensky of Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. That photo, of any, gives me some ideas on historical re-creation. The background is so cool, and could probably be made into a photoshop texture or something!

Old Catalog Scans


Slide Scans


A new car, in 1944

I imagine this 1940s couple getting this car as a gift, or the husband giving it to his wife before he leaves back to fighting overseas. She looks so proud and you can see them posed together, with him in his military uniform. What cute WWII-era Kodachrome slides!

Old Magazine Scans


St. Louis Fashion Advertisements from 1924

Here's the cover and first few pages of the August 1924 issue of the St. Louis Fashion Pageant, a local society and fashion magazine. This whole issue is filled with fashion illustrations and fashion photography from the mid-1920s.... flapper girls and cars! The roaring 20s were well underway, even in the slower paced midwest, and St. Louis was a major city.

Misc. Ephemera


Turn of the century advertisements in color

Here are some more turn of the century advertisement scans that my boyfriend's dad made. I'm not sure which old magazine he got these out of, but he left the CD on my desk while I was out yesterday.These 8 turn of the century advertisements are in color and for brands still remembered today or barely forgotten:

1940s mesh faux double breasted vintage navy blue dress – small-medium

This is a VERY classic and cute navy blue vintage dress… It reminds me of a uniform of some type, that maybe a waitress would wear. It definitely needs a slip because the fabric is so sheer!

I believe that it’s from the 40s because it snaps at the waist (the 2 buttons on the left don’t hold it together), and because this is sheer mesh knit fabric that I’ve seen on other dresses positively identified as being from the late 1930s/40s. The shoulder pads are snap-ins.

As you can see, it’s quite worn, but intact. No holes that I noticed except for the one on the right pocket. I’ve NOT tried washing it.

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Synopsis of The Great Waltz and more 1943 St. Louis Business advertisments

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series St. Louis Municipal Opera 1943

Here are more St. Louis beer and brewery advertisements and the synopsis of The Great Waltz from the 1943 St. Louis Municipal Opera Program.

Advertisers in these pages included: Falstaff Brewing Company, Manhattan Coffee, Efficiency Service Co (employment specialists), Griesedieck Brothers Brewing Company, The Circus Snack Bar at the Forest Park Hotel, and the Gaylord Container Corporation.

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WWWII Wac uniform

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