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Reminiscing for the Nostalgic

"The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past." - Robertson Davies, A Voice from the Attic

I'm Kelly; lover of the 1940s, Gene Kelly, and Jesus. This blog is devoted to early 20th Century history, period dramas, Doctor Who, and my sexy French lover, Jean Dujardin.

Posts tagged women:

Could I snag myself a cute sailor?

Could I snag myself a cute sailor?

(Source: Flickr / usnationalarchives, via greatestgeneration)

wehadfacesthen:

Women walking in the rain, Paris, 1934
via fantomas-en-cavale

wehadfacesthen:

Women walking in the rain, Paris, 1934

via fantomas-en-cavale

collective-history:

“I’m Proud…my husband wants me to do my part” 
American poster from the War Manpower Commission, 1943

Beautiful.
I wish I looked that cute in a headscarf and overalls.

collective-history:

“I’m Proud…my husband wants me to do my part” 

American poster from the War Manpower Commission, 1943

Beautiful.

I wish I looked that cute in a headscarf and overalls.

(via greatestgeneration)

unhistorical:

World War II-Era Kodachromes

These images are stunning. Not only do they showcase a few of the millions of “Rosie the Riveters” who worked in the defense industry during this time, but they do so in such brilliant quality. Kodachrome film was first sold in 1935, but it was discontinued in 2009, though its legacy through photos like these (plus iconic images like “the Afghan Girl”) still lives.

Most of the images are from Shorpy, but they were compiled here, where many other lovely images of 1940s America can be found.

billieisaguysname:

That’s so…true?

I’ve seen this before. I think it’s an accurate assessment.

billieisaguysname:

That’s so…true?

I’ve seen this before. I think it’s an accurate assessment.

wartimefashion:

Fashion of the farmland: A poster encouraging women to take over the farms of the men fighting in war. The outfit is rich with colors of the earth; pine green blouse, a mustard collared shirt and tan jodphers. A woman can stay fashionable while still working hard.

wartimefashion:

Fashion of the farmland: A poster encouraging women to take over the farms of the men fighting in war. The outfit is rich with colors of the earth; pine green blouse, a mustard collared shirt and tan jodphers. A woman can stay fashionable while still working hard.