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Great Grandma’s Life


In 1939, Great Grandma had to be very aware of her diet.

And Kelloggs helped with that awareness but not necessarily the diet.

 

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Burgled from the extremely generous Vintage Scans.

Great Grandpa’s Life


That white haired little old man in the photograph in the photo album was not always white haired, little or old!
In fact he was a lot like his great grandsons!

Faith Bacon from Paris Nights magazine,
unknown date, most likely 1930.

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Burgled from the generous Vintage Scans

Great Grandma’s Life


From a 1935 Dickens & Jones catalogue.

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Burgled from the generous Vintage Scans

Great Grandpa’s Life


Everyone needs a hobby and a second source of income.

From Film Fun magazine, July 1937

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Gratefully stolen from Vintage Scans

Great Grandma’s Life


Hair has always been important for appearances.

This one seems to combine all the important bits – difficult to create, limited attraction and expensive!

Marcel-waved bob from The Ruth D. Maurer Handbook of Beauty Culture, 1931.

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From Vintage Scans

Great Grandpa’s Life


It seems a little unfair to only show what Great Grandma had in her life.

So here is some of Grandpa’s life – this time, after work, of course.

From Good Housekeeping, March 1947.

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From Vintage Scans

Great Grandma’s Life


This may be a new series but for starters, from “Weldon’s Home Dressmaker” back in the 1930’s,

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