|What do you mean, "It's just a box"?????!|
Recently an incredibly generous lady (Thank you M.S.!!!) gave me this red time machine...take a peek inside:
See- Instantly you are taken back to 1945! There are about 30 Romance magazines from the 40's and 50's- what a treasure trove! And I love the story behind these. I asked M.S. where she got all these, and she said she got them off ebay...and here's why: She has a friend who's parents used to model for all these magazines, and she is finding them on the covers! Sweet! She showed me one that she has of the dad in an embrace with Grace Kelly- dreamy! Here are just some of the covers:
|"No Nice Girl Would Do What Laura Did"... Scandalous!!!|
|What a fab hat! And those pearls...|
|Honeymoon of Hate??! Shocking!|
|I love the history in these!|
|30 Day Doctor's Reports- Ha!|
|Mr. Beetree pointed out that these "wonderfully mild" Camels arent' even filtered!!!|
|Sign me up for a Spot Reducer! ;)|
|Love her dreamy, faraway look!|
|One "All-Wool Wonder" Please!|
A while back I bought a bag of vintage buttons at the thrift store, and an odd, feather-shaped fold over pin was mixed in with the buttons. I tried looking it up, but nothing. Then I went across the street to my neighbors (who are 79 and 80), and asked them if they knew anything about where it came from. It had the words "I Give" at the bottom.
We thought it might be something like a Salvation Army type organization. We couldn't figure it out, but stood there chatting for a while longer. Just as I was walking across the street, he said- "I've Got IT!!! It's Community Chest! Sure enough, when I went home to Google it, that's exactly what it was! Community Chests were fund-raising organizations that collected money and gave it to community projects. By 1963 it changed it's name to United Way. At this time, if you gave, you would receive the red feather pin. So what does this have to do with the magazines?