Category: Health and medicine

When nature fails


Transit companies sold ad space inside their trolley cars. Folded metal lips above the windows held standardized cards like the one above. Usually the sponsor’s brand name was prominently shown but in this one it’s barely mentioned.

Red dress


Home sewing was aided by patterns available from a variety of sources. For more information on 1939 fashions illustrated above, see the links below.

Kresge mailer:

McCall’s Magazine Young Figures:

Simplicity pattern:

Presently, there is a serious side to wearing red. Today, the first Friday in February, has been designated National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness about heart disease in women and to educate Americans about the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer in women — and it is largely preventable. For more information, go to:

“National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association.”