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  1. Hats on Foot

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    May 23, 2018 by Kirsten Feigel

    By Diane DeBlois Quite by chance I found a curious description in Alexander MacKay’s 1849 The Western World; or, Travels …
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  2. A Perennial Advertising Favorite – Mother’s Helpers

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    April 26, 2018 by Kirsten Feigel

    Authored by Sheryl Jaeger The American housewife has been a favorite target of advertisers since the 1870s and 1880s. Today’s …
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  3. 19th Century Spy Advertising

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    January 18, 2018 by Sarah Ashlock

    Surveillance is often an integral aspect in every modern spy movie. From the 1954 Hitchcock film Rear Window to the Bourne Identity franchise. …
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  4. Electricity Makes Women Free

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    June 5, 2017 by Sarah Ashlock

    By Carol Mobley   Nothing has changed the modern kitchen more than the introduction of electricity. The early 1900’s kitchen …
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  5. Internal Engine Advertising Vehicles


    January 7, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

    Last week’s post was about 19th century commercial delivery wagons; this week’s moves ahead in time a bit, to show …
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