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From the wonderful website Calisphere, these photos show first lady Eleanor Roosevelt visiting the Gila Japanese American relocation camp in Rivers, Arizona. I would love to know the thoughts of Mrs. Yamamoto, former president of the San Francisco PTA, as … Continue reading
I found this photograph in Ebony magazine, many issues of which are now available via Google books. Although the photo is undated, I think it comes from the 1940s. It shows first lady Eleanor Roosevelt with her friend, the noted … Continue reading
In histories of American fashion, the 1980s are known as an era of glitz and over the top styles—picture Krystle Carrington on the TV show Dynasty. The Reagan White House came to be a symbol of the times, with Nancy … Continue reading
At the beginning of the twentieth century, fashion advisers warned older women to avoid the color pink. In a speech called “The Fine Art of Growing Old,” published in Ladies Home Journal in 1903 one such expert warned “A pink … Continue reading
It isn’t often that I get to combine my current research interest—older women and American fashion—with my career as a Soviet historian. This wonderful photo of a state dinner between Dwight Eisenhower and Nikita Khrushchev provides a rare opportunity. Although … Continue reading