I found this lovely handwritten set of beauty hints inside a cook book at the thrift store last weekend. Too cool not to share. (Transcription below)
Mrs. E's Beauty Hints
1. Combine mashed bananas and peaches worked together in olive oil. Use this as a mask. Then rinse off with tepid water after 15 min.
2. When your skin looks dreary use egg white, unsaturated oil, apple cider vinegar, water and lecithin. Your skin will drink it up.
3. "Tone" up or zip up circulation
1 part cider vinegar
8 parts H20 also add some grapefruit juice or lemon or watermelon
good pH balancer - splash on after cleansing/splash on often
(not 100% on a couple of those lines, so let me know if you think I've made any errors)
Going through as many books as I do, I often come across pages that I know have to be saved for posterity. These are some of my favorites:
The Communism entry from Art Linkletter's Picture Encyclopedia for Boys and Girls (1961)
From My First Golden Dictionary by Ellen Wales Walpole, Illustrations by Gertrude Elliott (1966)
From The New Golden Dictionary by Bertha Morris Parker (1972)
I honestly can't remember what book this fat dog is from now, but I absolutely love it.
This is from an ad for DDT from the 1940s or 50s. Unfortunately I didn't use to keep very good track of my sources, so I can't say for sure what magazine it's from.
Hope you enjoy these small bits of weirdness. More soon!
I go through a lot of books, both at work and in my free time. This year alone I have used almost 100 books to create my collages (and, yes, there is a spreadsheet with their titles and all sorts of other information). I thought I would post a list of some of the stuff I've found.
This one was in an issue of Science News from 1952. Someone has written yes by questions number 5 and 17 (answering yes to three questions or more indicates alcoholism). Seeing this was one of those moments where I really was in awe of how objects get passed along, and how someone held this book at some point over the course of 65 years, saw this quiz and was worried enough about the outcome to write down their answers.
I found this list for a camp out inside a 1960s Boy Scout Handbook.
I found this note written on a taped page of a 1960s issue of the American Nursing Journal. It reads, "I should change my major"
I found this little typing exercise inside a volume of the 1949 Childcraft education series. I want to frame this one someday. The poem is Telephony by Laura Elizabeth Richards.
That's only a small sampling of the things I've found, so I'll be sure to post some others soon!