Over the weekend I bought this trunk at a garage sale. It is at least 70 years old and only cost me $12.
Currently the trunk is sitting open on the back porch "airing out." It has a lot of smell to shed before I can use it for anything. That is not keeping me from getting $12 of pleasure from the September 3, 1946 copy of the Detroit News that has been hiding out inside the trunk all these years. Actually I only have pages 5-16 but those pages are a snap-shot of what was going on here and in the rest of the world at that time.
I thought you might get a kick out of some of the articles and advertisements from this paper. Just to give you some context - it had barely been a year since WWII ended and the world was still recovering from that. The world was still overtly chauvinistic (as compared to covertly chauvinistic as it is now).
Anyway - on to the fun stuff. I you need to see something more clearly - just double click the picture.
From Hudson's - the premier department store in Detroit at the time - some very affordable mirrors for your home:
If you're feeling a little bloated or irritable on 'certain days' of the month. The complete title said "WHAT SUFFERING DO A SOCIETY QUEEN and SCRUB WOMAN have in common?"
And when you are feeling a little more spry you can head out to have a fitting for your vintage spanx!
And learn how to age gracefully - some things never change...
These days were the advent of aerosol deodorant. Thank goodness for that - these must certainly be the precursors to spray paint!
After your slenderized and refreshed slip into your new suit with a stylish peplum jacket. Since 1946 peplums have been in style 3 times that I can remember - including this year. The dolman sleeve maybe only 2 times - now not being one of them.
Are your sons headed off to college? Be sure they are campus ready!
Maybe you'd like to go see a movie. It's so BIG it's going to be showing at TWO theatres!
Perhaps you feel like a little home improvement...I've never (ever) seen anything like this...
I would actually LOVE to have one of these puppies...
Here we have a band leader playing psychologist... things that make you go hmmmmm..
I think this woman was a 1946 version of a DIY blogger!
State Fairs and Harvest Festivals - the world first LINKY PARTIES!
And then there is the REAL news - the AROUND THE WORLD section was on page 15.
I hope somebody found this fun and interesting. I promise more projects soon.
Make something wonderful today!
I'll be linking up with these parties:
Knick of Time
Too Much Time On My Hands
House of Hepworths
At The Picket Fence
French Country Cottage
The Shabby Nest