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House Dresses and Street Dresses, 1941

In her fascinating book Ready-Made Miracle, former Vogue editor and fashion historian Jessica Daves explains why it is hard to tell house dresses from street dresses in photographs from the 1930s and 1940s.  During the Great Depression, the federal government … Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell’s “The Gossips,” 1948

Do older women gossip more than other people? Norman Rockwell seemed to think so. In this work, made for the cover of Saturday Evening Post, nine out of fifteen gossips are women, and six of those are old. Maybe he … Continue reading

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