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  1. Stanley Doble

    Election Day Cake

    I already put this in the Cooking Golden Era Recipes thread but thought it good enough to share here. Cake makes everything better!
  2. Stanley Doble

    Treating leather jacket

    I have a good black leather jacket about 10 years old I wear every day when weather is suitable. Just had new zipper and pockets installed. Wonder if I should do anything to treat or preserve the leather. What do you guys do?
  3. Stanley Doble

    How Dress Shoes Are Made - 1930s

    Tour a shoe factory in the 1930s and see how they made a pair of men's dress shoes, start to finish.
  4. Stanley Doble

    Once They Were Hats - In Search Of The Mighty Beaver

    Just finished this new book, Once They Were Hats (In Search Of The Mighty Beaver) by Frances Backhouse. Wonderful history of the beaver, concentrating on North American and especially Canada from the Colonial period to the present time. Much about their range, natural history and...
  5. Stanley Doble

    Once They Were Hats - In Search Of The Mighty Beaver

    Just finished this new book, Once They Were Hats (In Search Of The Mighty Beaver) by Frances Backhouse. Wonderful history of the beaver, concentrating on North American and especially Canada from the Colonial period to the present time. Much about their range, natural history and...
  6. Stanley Doble

    Velvet Pants

    Make a statement.
  7. Stanley Doble

    Hemingway Jones - clean out your mail box

    It is full. Reasons for Hugged post: 1) It is cute 2) It is funny 3) They are wearing vintage styles 4) Oktoberfest is coming 5) Where is your sense of humor? I saw the picture on another site and thought some of your readers would get a kick out of it. General Attire seemed as good a place...
  8. Stanley Doble

    1909 Advice For Lady Motorists, with pictures

    Article from Slate about a nifty handbook for ladies who drive cars, or wish to learn http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2014/05/20/photos_advice_for_female_drivers_in_1909.html Best advice: The glove compartment should contain kid gloves, handkerchief, powder puff, hand mirror, chocolates...
  9. Stanley Doble

    Prewar steamship fares

    A few months ago there was an inquiry about steamship lines, fares, etc in the Pacific in the thirties. Someone was writing a story or doing some historical research. Tonight I happen to be watching Across The Pacific, a 1942 movie starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor and Sydney Greenstreet. I...
  10. Stanley Doble

    The Do-It-Yourself Dude

    Had to share this pic of a dude in knee pants, white shirt, ascot and gloves painting his car. The car appears to be a Renault, and the license plate says it was taken in 1920 in New York state. On the site I swiped it from, one guy commented " I don't dress up that nice to go to church" Ha...
  11. Stanley Doble

    A Comet passes - Franny Beecher dead at 92

    Francis "Franny" Beecher passed yesterday at 92 in a nursing home near Philadelphia. He was best known as guitarist for Bill Hailey & The Comets. "Beecher Boogie Woogie" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZjMXlfXJmY See him play on Goofin Around http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7ye2WTHb90
  12. Stanley Doble

    Shrinking violets of the golden age

    A while back there were a number of posts airing the idea that women of the golden age were poor downtrodden spineless ciphers with no power and no mind of their own. This sure didn't describe my grandmother, or my great aunts (all born between 1880 and 1900). It seems to be a modern conceit...
  13. Stanley Doble

    Last Canadian Spanish Civil War Veteran Dies At 96

    Jules Paivio, the last surviving Canadian to have fought in the Spanish Civil War, died last week. He was 96. Paivio was one of more than 1,600 men and women who left Canada during the height of the Great Depression to confront a fascist uprising against a democratically elected Spanish...
  14. Stanley Doble

    Teacher wears same outfit in pictures for 40 years.

    School teacher wears same outfit in annual class picture for 40 years. http://www.bloomberg.com/video/teacher-wears-same-outfit-in-photos-for-40-years-9e_yFpuLRmGUrQcJyLrd_A.html?cmpid=otbrn.video
  15. Stanley Doble

    The Crown Barber Shop

    "All The Kings In Town Get Their Hair Cut At The Crown" Tania Van Spyk and husband, renowned artist Seth, recently opened the Crown Barber Shop in Guelph Ontario. Tania was inspired by Billy Bob Thornton's barber character in the Coen brothers movie The Man Who Wasn't There to leave her office...
  16. Stanley Doble

    Sensational 1939 advertising film.

    Driving to work in your Duesenberg convertible past the Brown Derby when it was a Brown Derby, past the Trocadero and a marquee for Eddy Duchin's orchestra at the Coconut Grove, past a Hollywood City Limits sign beside a farmer's field. Risking your fedora to demonstrate the skid proof qualities...
  17. Stanley Doble

    Tony Martin's 100th birthday

    Tony Martin celebrated his 100th birthday December 25 2011. Here he is singing La Vie En Rose from 1950. Enjoy the magic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btBPxTe-FKs
  18. Stanley Doble

    Help identifying comedy ca. 1950

    Many years ago I saw part of an old B&W movie on TV. It was a romantic comedy made soon after the war. A health nut/athlete was trying to woo a young widow with two adorable boys about 5 to 7 years old. The widow's husband had been killed while serving in the Navy. Date of the movie, about...
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