Cambridge, Ontario is home to the Fashion History Museum:
One of the curators I know specialized in makeup for her PhD. Old cosmetics always skeeved me out more than clothing, that and historical wigs. I think it’s easy to not think about people wearing vintage clothes than it is wigs/makeup, maybe because those items were used daily.
I have my grandma’s neighbor’s son’s jacket from the Vietnam war. Her neighbor actually gave it to my younger brother, I am weirdly obsessed with jackets and coats especially military jackets so he gave it to me. I wore it constantly when I was in art school, I was about 120lbs at the time and I just couldn’t believe…
I have my dead neighbor’s military coat from his World War 2 service. He didn’t have children and was 91 when he died. I was friendly with him the last years of his life and helped him out some (his grouchiness put people off but he was really just sad and lonesome). He was 6'6" tall (Navy submarine service, can you…
That’s because (American) Dannon sucks. All American yogurt is awful so of course you have to beg people to try it. Yogurt everywhere else in the world is pretty much a delight. I don’t know what’s up with the American cultures but ew.
jinni actually remembers when yogurt was considered hippie food — until it became ‘French’ (hello, Yoplait), sweetened, and fruit-flavored (no, coffee yogurt was not yet a thing). The initial fruit-flavored yogurt in the states was pretty awful: like a gelatiny sort of homogenous dull-tasting mess. The reason that…
1960s “health food” flashback. Probably on the recommendation of a Prevention Magazine suggestion, my always health conscious mother fed us yogurt with wheat germ sprinkled on it. We also had to eat carob bars instead of chocolate bars. Meanwhile, every soft drink in the fridge had sodium cyclomate or saccharine.
It makes you poop, too.
But where’s the material action to back this up? The family who owns Jack Daniel’s is worth $12.3 BILLION. What would actually be cool of them is to locate Nathan Green’s living descendants and offer them stock options.
Very interesting, and props to Ms. Weaver for doing all of this. I can’t wait to see the inevitable TV show/Film on Mr. Green and Jack Daniels.
The 80's were obviously an amazing time for women.
Wargames is the more oft-cited (I wanted an acoustic coupler BAD after seeing it), but my favorite cinematic early 80s computer hacker is definitely Morris, played by a young William Forsythe, in Cloak and Dagger. I guess he isn’t technically a hacker.
Came for this.
One day it’s Pepsi, the next they’re changing their permanent records and hijacking the Von Steuben Day parade. Utter madness!
You guys!!! I get to work in a salvage place almost as cool as this.
#70sChildhoodNostalgia: No gramophones, but my maternal grandparents still had a bakelite rotary phone and AM radio well into the 1970s. Those suckers were built to go for life! And that same model of Schwinn bike was in their garage. I would try to ride it, but I was too small.
This daughter of a lineman and radio news girl who learned to edit by splicing tape on a reel to reel really wants a reel to reel and a cart machine.
SO MUCH good stuff. How much do you think it would cost to ship this insane bobcat? I must have her.
Added to my list.
This reminds me quite a bit of the description of the miasma in New York City in Pete Hamill’s Forever. I don’t recall what year that was supposed to be though.