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40 â€śladiesâ€ť at the â€śInterCity Beauties Showmenâ€™s Variety Jubileeâ€ť held at Steel Pier, Atlantic City. Ladies from cities and states throughout U.S. are represented. Sept. 3rd to 8th, 1935. Frame 10â€ť x 50.â€ť DATED: 1935.
SeeÂ Magazine, "The Truth about Beauty Contests" View Full Text, Russell Patterson, pages 24, 25, 26
Betty Crocker Pin Back Buttons
- Metal stamped pin with a 3 dimensional portrait of Betty Crocker in the center and in the background a scene of a Dad coming home from work, waving at his wife as she stands at the door of their home, while their young son and dog race to meet him. Printed at the bottom is â€śHome Legion,â€ť around the edge says, â€śPresented for Distinguished Service.â€ť Betty Crocker was a fictional advertising person created in 1921 as a way to give personalized responses to consumer product questions about cooking. During the Second World War, General Mills started the Betty Crocker Home Legion, which encouraged women to keep the home fires burning. â€śI believe homemaking requires the best of my efforts, my abilities and my thinking,â€ť read a Betty-signed screed sent to their members members. By the end of the war they had a membership of 700,000. Medal 1-3/4â€ť diameter. Information from wikipedia. DATED: Early to mid 1940s.
- Celluloid Button with her Betty Crocker â€ślogoâ€ť picture in soft tones of beige and brown, with blue eyes and pale red lips. Lithographic button, 1-1/2â€ť diameter. DATE:Â 1950s.
Egg-O Baking Powder Co. black and white 6-1/2â€ť x 4-1/2â€ť photograph of 11 sales women standing in and around the front of a fake car that sits at the hollowed out section of an old tree. They are dressed in suits and hats and holding cans of Egg-O Baking Powder and signs advertising Egg-O. Hand written on the back, â€śNotice who is at the wheel of success. This is only part of the crew â€“ some of the Demonstrators were out of town and some in Store,â€ť Egg-O Baking Powder Co., Hamilton, Canada, Directions is English and French. Stanley Park Photographers, Vancouver, B.C.
American Slicing Machine Company black and white photograph of 13 women typist working at desks, appears one woman is dictating from a book while the seated women type. A RR Donnelley & Sons calendar is on the wall, a Chicago print company founded in 1864. Window sign says â€śAmerican Slicing Machine Company.â€ť
Chorus Line Stage Performers, Photographs Framed post card advertising the â€śJack SingerĘĽs Stock Company in Burlesque Successes.â€ť Front has a black and white photograph of 32 ladies in â€ś...a line of Jack SingerĘĽs Chicago Beauty Chorus.â€ť In parenthesis in tiny print â€śWho do you know?â€ť Typed on the message side is, â€śYou should see Jack SingerĘĽs Stock Co. at the Columbia. This is Some Show and Some Girls. Yours,â€ť The back side of card advertises the company and lists the names of performers. Along the top is printed â€śColumbia Theatre, Clark & Madison, Twice Daily, Summer Prices,â€ť and along the bottom â€ś40--Chicago Beauty Chorus--40.â€ť Card not sent, requires a 1C stamp. 12-1/2â€ť wide by 5â€ť in black frame with glass on both sides. DATED: Late 1920s into the 30s.
Rockettes, precision dance troupe in patriotic outfits seen in folded full size color photograph from Sunday news section. Photographer, Warnecke and Cranston, dated May 7, 1939. Founded in 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri and since December 27, 1932 have performed out of Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Ziegfeld Follies Program, California Auditorium, Golden Gate International Exposition, 20 pages of photographs of the stage performers. Includes a separate typed sheet for the â€śProgramâ€ť listing 17 numbers with names of songs and performers. DATED: 1939.
A woman in chair knitting w/toes, 2 pieces of paper seen in the photo, one says, â€ś Forget others faults by remembering your own.â€ť Handwritten name on back difficult to read. Werner & Kern, Bowery, N.Y.
Blanche Zelka, snake charmer. holding 2 snakes. Wife of Arizona Governor. Shepherd Photo. Co., St. Paul, Minn.
Ella Ewing pictured at 22, over 8 feet tall, the â€śMissouri Giantess: 1872 - 1913.â€ť Culbertson Photographer, Gorin, Mo. DATED: 1894.
Ida Williams, born in Columbus, Ohio, 1870s - 1890s, 517 lbs. at age 19, ca. 1875. Photographed in New York.
Little Lady, woman standing next to an adult size chair. Wendt Photography, Bounton, New Jersey. DATED: 1889.
Celluloid Sonja Henie Button, pink background with her portrait in black and white, says, â€śSkate for Pleasureâ€ť w/her signature at the bottom. 1937 Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. 3/4â€ť diameter. DATED: 1937 into 1940s.
Photograph of â€śBonnie McCarrol Thrown from Silverâ€ť by W.S. Bowman No. 29-c, not used. A champion rodeo performer and bronc rider most remembered for her death at the Pendleton Round-up in Pendleton, Oregon, September 1929.
Leaflet When Women Work, 2 leaflets from â€śWomenĘĽs Bureau - U.S. Department of Labor, Government Printing Office, 1921, ecru heavy paper with black print and sketches, cover shows women leaving work, inside panels say, â€śHealth...Happiness...Efficiency with framed ink drawings asking for â€ś8 hour day, Saturday half-holiday NOT unlimited working hours, NOT night work BUT normal sleep, a shade and a chair, NOT a cramp and a glare!â€ť Outside panels say â€śEquality, Is a job worth less because a woman does it? Wages based on the job-not the sexâ€ť and â€śAmerica will be as strong as her womenâ€ť with corresponding pictures. DATED: 1921 Read Full Text