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Documenting the Department Store, 1961

What a wonderful contrast between the shopper and the worker in this 1961 photo by Ruth-Marion Baruch.  I discovered it in the alumni magazine of my undergraduate alma mater, UC Santa Cruz.  The university was gifted the archive of Baruch … Continue reading

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LuAnn in the Battle for Pants, 1971

Today we take pants for granted—I do not own a single dress. But this story by reader LuAnn reminds us that it was not always the case. She writes: “One snowy cold day in January of 1971, I wore a … Continue reading

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The Rosies Remembered

The Farmerette of World War One might not be well known, but Rosie the Riveter of World War Two is one of the most iconic American images of that conflict. Women streamed into all kinds of jobs during the war, … Continue reading

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