Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
“If little Molly should be in an accident, what would the neighbors think of those ‘clean’ underclothes?”
Procter & Gamble White Naphtha Soap. Printed in Ladies Home Journal, December 1922.
~ The Ladies’ Home Journal, July, 1924
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Fly-Tox: the insecticide you spray directly over the baby’s crib. Also comes in a conveniently inhaleable trial size (inset).
(Actually it’s 2001 from a 1901 paper, but still.)
I love vintage predictions of the future. Some of this, while not exactly accurate, was not entirely far off, either.
Where bright colors are restful
from The Ladies Home Journal (July 1923)
Ladies Home Journal, July 1932. Artist: L. E. Chambers.
There’s a short story (‘Lifting Fog”) by Joseph C. Lincoln. He wrote novels and short stories set in Cape Cod. He described his work as yarns that made people feel good about themselves.
There is an article about Eddie Cantor giving a party. The Wylie contribution is a short story, “The Irresistible Plus.”
Picture of the Month - AUGUST
“The American Girl in Society”
This month’s image is an August 1900 cover of The Ladies Home Journal from our periodical collection.
Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Ryerson University, Toronto. www.ryerson.ca/mlc
I found this really cool article in an old Ladies’ Home Journal. They interviewed five women “who dress according to their faith, not mainstream fashion.”
This is my favorite quote from it-emphasis mine:
Sarah’s old-school ways are actually a hit with the students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she works as a religious counselor. They love the fact that someone close to their age is wearing a garment they’ve only seen in history books and movies. “They like the idea that I’m proclaiming my faith so publicly,” says Sister Sarah. “A lot of them are looking for structure and a solid truth, and even if this isn’t the path they’d take, I think they admire that someone else has.”
Ladies Home Journal March 1904
Advertisement: 1929 Hupmobile, targeting upscale buyers, by Bernard Boutet de Monvel