Friday, October 31, 2008

Goodwill Hunting #2

During a recent visit to Goodwill - well, actually to Salvation Army, but close enough - what appeared, at first glance, to be some sort of Halloween decoration...

... turned out to be a Coronet magazine from October 1953 inside a relatively new 8 1/2 x 11 picture frame. Price: $2.99, but - lucky me - home decor was on sale for 1/2 price that day so I got it for $1.50.

I actually needed a picture frame, so it was put to good use (minus the orange mat, as there was a white one underneath). Didn't really have a use for the magazine, but stuff from way back in the 1950s can't just be tossed aside. It has to at least be blogged about. And then maybe sold on eBay.

1953, Revisited

This chick sure seems happy about
her girdle. Or maybe she's excited about the matching bra's "exclusive Magic Insets." Abracadabra... pointy boobs.

Processed meat + processed bread + processed cheese = 1950s American cuisine. Some things haven't changed.

This iPod precursor could play almost 2 hours of music at the touch of a button. But it was hard to stick it in your pocket and go for a stroll.

The article accompanying this photo didn't mention if any of the scientist's American-Cancer-Society-sponsored research looked into the impact of smoking on cancer. Or maybe that's what he's testing here.

Putting the kids' needs before those of one's hubby leads to divorce, cautioned this article. Given the oh-so helpful tips provided, it's puzzling that the US divorce rate continued to increase.

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