1959 – Perky, Pretty Aprons
Handy reference chart demonstrating the International Housewives’ Semaphore Distress Signals:
1. Go to your room, and don’t come out until you can apologize to your sister!
2. Either come in, or stay out, just keep that door shut! You’d think you were born in a barn. We’re not air conditioning the whole outdoors!
3. You kids keep that noise down! You sound like a herd of elephants up there!
4. I told you to take that dog for a walk before he has another accident on the carpet!
5. I just washed this floor! You take those muddy boots off outside!
6. Just you wait until your father gets home!
Housewives courtesy of the article “Perky, Pretty Aprons,” published in the November 1959 issue of “Everywoman’s Family Circle” magazine
1925 The Isolator is a bizarre helmet invented in 1925 that encourages focus and concentration by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny horizontal slit. The Isolator was invented by Hugo Gernsback, editor of Science and Invention magazine, member of “The American Physical Society,” and one of the pioneers of science fiction.
1934 Max Factor demonstrates his “scientific device” the Beauty Micrometer which detects defects in feminine beauty that are imperceptible to the naked eye.
1940s After 14 months at sea on Her Majesty’s frigate Whitby, seaman Anthony Bennett meets his baby for the first time
In 1938 the first wireless newspaper was sent from WOR radio station in New York. This photo shows children reading the children’s page of a Missouri paper