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A Thanksgiving Menu, 1905

Not an older woman, but too wonderful not to share. This is from the Buttolph menu collection at the New York Public Library, found via the Digital Public Library website. The menu comes from the Planter’s Hotel in St. Louis, … Continue reading

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Half Sizes, Part 3–The Martha Manning Brand

Although I don’t yet know when or how half sizes were invented, by the 1940s there were a number of clothing lines devoted to the older, shorter, wider woman. One of the best known was Martha Manning, a clothing company … Continue reading

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