Thursday, July 12, 2012

Grocery shopping in 1967

Pictures of everyday life from previous decades are utterly fascinating! Recently I ran across this cover from a 1967 issue of the Hamburger Kurs on display at the City Archive (Staatsarchiv) of Hamburg. Despite the slightly posed look of the woman, it captures the look and feel of an old-fashioned grocery store quite well, wouldn't you agree?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

1950s Children's Fashions from East Germany Part 2

Ready for another installment of darling children's clothing sketches from the 1950s? In April I posted some scans of a pattern booklet for kids' fashions produced in Erfurt, Germany around 60 years ago. Here are three more pages, front and back, for you to enjoy.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Case study of a 1950s apron

Recently I snatched up this sweet half apron at a thrift store to add to my collection of vintage and retro aprons. In my opinion, if you're standing in a kitchen or doing chores around the house, nothing is more practical wearing an apron. Draped over your skirt or pants it protects them from splashes and spills. An apron is a handy towel strapped to your waist, an impromptu basket, and the perfect garment for a retro homemaker!

Yes, I could rave about aprons for ages, but instead how about I "pick apart" my newest garment so you can see how it was constructed?