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Why do we iron? History of ironing and clothing care.

Explore the fascinating “history of ironing and clothing care” with insights from the 1940s IronRite Manual. Discover how ironing has evolved from a simple task to a crucial part of personal hygiene and fashion, highlighting the aesthetic and health benefits of well-pressed garments. Join us on a journey through the manual, revealing the technological advancements in garment care and the cultural significance of ironing.

What to do when you’re disappointed with your vintage purchase

It happens to us all. Occasionally we buy a piece and are disappointed, or overlooked a flaw noted in the description, or don't agree with the seller that the item was in "great/good/awesome" condition. Maybe it even fits wrong. Anyway, we received the item, don't...

Happy July 4th!

This entry is part 17 of 19 in the series Old Slide Scans

Illustrated 1960s baby shower cards with rhymes inside

I am just posting the rest of these 1960s baby shower cards all at once! These are vertical new baby welcome cards from that 1962 baby shower. I absolutely love the illustrations on the fronts of these cards, and the cute happy rhymes that are inside!

The mother-to-be wrote what gifts she received on the backs of these cards, which I’ve scanned also.

Here are a few of the baby shower rhymes….

Early 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Greeting Cards

What I found most interesting about these early 1960s baby shower and new baby cards, is the frequent golden shoe motif. Also, most of the baby shower cards seem relatively gender-neutral, because ultrasound wasn’t used for sex-determination until the early 70s.

The little rhymes and illustrations inside these baby shower cards are totally cute!

Why do we iron? History of ironing and clothing care.

Why do we iron? History of ironing and clothing care.

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series IronRite Manual

Explore the fascinating “history of ironing and clothing care” with insights from the 1940s IronRite Manual. Discover how ironing has evolved from a simple task to a crucial part of personal hygiene and fashion, highlighting the aesthetic and health benefits of well-pressed garments. Join us on a journey through the manual, revealing the technological advancements in garment care and the cultural significance of ironing.

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Illustrated 1960s baby shower cards with rhymes inside

Illustrated 1960s baby shower cards with rhymes inside

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards

I am just posting the rest of these 1960s baby shower cards all at once! These are vertical new baby welcome cards from that 1962 baby shower. I absolutely love the illustrations on the fronts of these cards, and the cute happy rhymes that are inside!

The mother-to-be wrote what gifts she received on the backs of these cards, which I’ve scanned also.

Here are a few of the baby shower rhymes….

read more
Early 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Greeting Cards

Early 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Greeting Cards

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards

What I found most interesting about these early 1960s baby shower and new baby cards, is the frequent golden shoe motif. Also, most of the baby shower cards seem relatively gender-neutral, because ultrasound wasn’t used for sex-determination until the early 70s.

The little rhymes and illustrations inside these baby shower cards are totally cute!

read more
Ghost Photos

Ghost Photos

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series My Photography

Happy Spooky Saturday, and hope everyone had a great Halloween! While I was posting model Linzy Anna’s ghostly garage photos, I came across all the other “ghost” pictures that I’ve shot. This is a special photographic technique, with no photoshop being used to make the transparency. It’s difficult to direct models on posing, but most people usually get it after a few tries, and the result is worth all the hard work. Because of the special lighting I use, I need at least 1 or 2 other assistants… so it’s quite labor intensive!

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