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Jan

A vintage selfie, from the 70s?

A vintage selfie, from the 70s?

Anonymous asked: I am interested in the chart that you have posted from the Language of Fashion. It shows the changes in fashion. I am currently working on an exhibit at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in Lancaster, PA. The exhibit will feature wedding attire from 1830-1930. Would you be willing to share this image with me so I can use it in the display. Thank you, Jennifer Royer, Museum Curator 717-569-0401 x227

Hi! I just now saw this- I don’t really check Tumblr too often. The best email for me is kmurray@kmurraycreative.com 

27

Oct

1800s baby photos

Here are some baby photos from the 1800s, that were mixed in with an envelop! I don’t think that the baby photo, by St. Louis Photographer Bell Studios, came in the envelop as it’s postmarked from Miss A. Schenkel in Detroit (and sent to Henry Kellogg St.…

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25

Oct

From the River to the Son - a historical documentary about Gospel Quartet Music in St. Louis

Some of my friends have made a documentary about Gospel Quartet Music, which is unique to a certain part of South Broadway in St. Louis. It covers the history of Gospel Quartet music, and includes alot of songs and original performances by gospel quartet…

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27

Sep

Changing the Muslin Cover & Pad - and misc

Here are some miscellaneous papers found in the IronRite envelope. They include 2 illustrated instruction sheets on how to change the muslin cover, as well as some handwritten notes which seem to be instructions for oiling and making a starch solution for…

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24

Sep

Ironing Hints and Tips

Here are some hints and tips for using an IronRite Ironing Machine, and the last 3 pages along with the IronRite Guarantee bond. The hints cover how to steam velvets, how to protect buttons while ironing, avoiding wrinkles, and removing shine. Covered…

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23

Sep

How to Machine Iron Lingerie

These next few pages wrap up the instructions on how to iron with the IronRite model 80 or 85. They cover how to iron lingerie, boys shirts, mens shirts, slacks, jeans, pajamas, contour sheets, and slip covers. It even covers how to fold shirts after…

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21

Sep

How to use an IronRite Ironing Machine

Here are 6 scans from the IronRite Automatic Ironer instruction manual for model 80 and 85.

It recommends starting with simple pieces like handkerchiefs, and then gets into how to iron sheets and linens, other flat pieces, how to use the ironing machine…

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20

Sep

Why do we iron?

The most interesting parts of these pages from the 1940s IronRite Ironing Machine manual was the half page under the table of contents, answering the question to “Why do we iron?”.

Everyone likes to wear nice clean clothing and well pressed garments… from…

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19

Sep

Cover and Envelope of IronRite Ironing Machine Manual

I’m trying to sell this IronRite Model 85 from the late 1940s… but may as well scan the instruction manual and paperwork in the mean time!

Here is the envelop and the front and back cover for the instruction manual. Pages coming soon.

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16

Sep

St. Louis Photography Workshop - an exclusive Retro themed Shoot OutHow often does a professional high end vintage car restoration company allow photographers to shoot…View Post

St. Louis Photography Workshop - an exclusive Retro themed Shoot Out

How often does a professional high end vintage car restoration company allow photographers to shoot…

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03

Sep

Cabinet Cards of Young Men, Children, and Couples

Here are the rest of the 1800s cabinet cards I digitized for the Carondelet Historical Society. I really like the young lady wearing a hat, as shot by Polensky of Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. That photo, of any, gives me some ideas on historical re-creation.…

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27

Aug

1890s Family Portraits from St. Louis Photographers

I’m trying to wrap up posting all the old images that I’ve scanned so far… the second to last batch!

I hope to start 2012 off much more organized and consistent, perhaps with a new look, too!

 

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Pictures of Turn of the Century Children and Teenagers

Here are some cabinet cards, post cards, and metal photos of teenagers, children, and young adults from the Victorian Era that I digitized on my scanner yesterday for the Carondelet Historical Society. I am really fascinated with the backs of cabinet…

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12

Aug

Anderson Electric Car Advertisements and Specs

Here are 6 pages of ads for the Anderson Electric Car models 71, 72 and 76. Included are specs for the four passenger Brougham Model 71 and the three passenger Convertible Model 76. I think these electric cars look like Cinderella coaches, totally…

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