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The Decades - 1940s

1940s Product and Food Costs

1940s Product and Food Costs

VAV!/November 14, 2014

The era of the 1940s  found America a wartime nation. The effects of World War II filtered through America's culture. Men headed to war and women capably filled their vacancy in the labor force. The country was experiencing an increased immigration of European citizens, anxious to escape Hitler and the Holocaust. The bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastating blows felt around the world.

During 1940-1945, a rationing program was in effect and controlled the purchase of certain products that were essential for the war effort. From gasoline to nylon stockings, prices were fixed and the United States government urged Americans to conserve wherever possible.  The government urged the nation to onward to their patriotic activities such as growing their own vegetables in a 'Victory Garden' . Some estimates show that Victory Gardens supplied 40% of all vegetables in the country!  Scrap drives were in full swing for tin, steel, paper and rubberFashion was impacted during the war since commercially-produced fabric, such as cotton and wool was needed for military purposes. The American woman cleverly adapted their clothing styles to the availability of fabric and products.

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 May 2015 08:35 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Dinner Party Time During The 1940s

Dinner Party Time During The 1940s

Pictured above: Rita Hayworth setting the table, 1941/ Picture /Flickr/ RockyandNelson

VAV!/April 28, 2015

In 1942, after rationing was introduced in the United States by the ...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:24 )

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The Decades - 1940s

The Beginning of The End - Tokyo Fire Storm on 9-10 March 1945

The Beginning of The End -  Tokyo Fire Storm on 9-10 March 1945

"The heart of Tokyo is gone." - Reporter for the New York Times regarding the deadliest air attack of World War II.

VAV!/March 9, 2015

On the night of March 9­–10, 1945, B-2...

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 March 2015 05:22 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Pictured above: The Spirit of Ecstasy/Rolls Royce Ornament

VAV!/February 8, 2015

The hood ornament or "mascot,"' remains a striking vestige of the past and a distinctive st...

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 February 2015 12:45 )

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The Decades - 1940s

Breck Shampoo And The Breck Girls

Breck Shampoo And The Breck Girls

Pictured above: Olga Armstrong,  Breck Girl

VAV!/February 8, 2015

  "WHICH BRECK SHAMPOO IS BEST FOR YOU?"

One of the first liquid shampoos in the United States was...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 21 February 2015 19:41 )

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The Age of Adaline

Pictured above:  Adaline, portrayed by Blake Lively VAV!/May 21, 2015/Contributed by Star In Her Eyes A sweet, romantic tale, The Age of Adaline, is a different kind of film. Though it's a romance, there is a touch of science fiction to explain Adaline's peculiar situation. Instead of a typical movie, the film seems more like a fantasy tale done in water colors and rose-water. Adaline is like everyone else who ever lived. She decides to marry and have a child and nothing seems extraordinary about her life. Things change when she is involved in a one car accident. Nature collides with science, and she changes. But Adaline never changes, never ages, and has to leave her hometown so the government does use her as a test subject. She never spends too much time in one place but keeps up with her daughter, happy with her simple, nomadic life. That changes when she meets Ellis Jones, and her feelings for him cause her to rethink all her rules.

 

FAO Schwarz Closing Flagship Store In Midtown Manhattan In Mid July

VAV!/May 18, 2015 The iconic store, F.A.O. Schwarz,  in the General Motors Building on New York City's Fifth Avenue, will be closing its doors on July 15 due to rising rent prices.The lease, that encompassed about 65,000 square footage, wasn't set to expire until 2017. For nearly 30 years, since 1986, the  Fifth Avenue location had been home for the toy store. While the store has moved to several other locations since its opening in 1862, this will also be the first time its ever said goodbye to Manhattan.

 

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

VAV!/May 18, 2015 Two Texas biker gangs, the Cossacks and Bandidos, were involved in a shootout at a Waco, TX sports bar, Twin Peaks Restaurant, that left 9 dead and 18 wounded Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2015.  Police said that 170 people were arrested in connection with the shootings and are being held on $1 million bond on charges of engaging in organized crime, according to police and court records. The investigation is continuing.

 

HONEY GARLIC PORK CHOPS RECIPE

VAV!/May 7, 2015/Contributed by Bobby, The Blog Chef One thing that I always enjoy grilling during the summer is honey garlic pork chops. This recipe uses boneless pork chops but you can use chops with the bone-in as well. The highlight of this recipe is the sauce which consists of honey, ketchup, garlic and soy sauce. This delicious sauce is basted onto the pork chops during the grilling process and the end result is amazing. If you would prefer to use a different type of meat, this recipe would work with chicken as well. If you are looking for a simple and delicious recipe for the grill, give this one a try. Enjoy.

 

1940s Product and Food Costs

VAV!/November 14, 2014 The era of the 1940s  found America a wartime nation. The effects of World War II filtered through America's culture. Men headed to war and women capably filled their vacancy in the labor force. The country was experiencing an increased immigration of European citizens, anxious to escape Hitler and the Holocaust. The bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were devastating blows felt around the world. During 1940-1945, a rationing program was in effect and controlled the purchase of certain products that were essential for the war effort. From gasoline to nylon stockings, prices were fixed and the United States government urged Americans to conserve wherever possible.  The government urged the nation to onward to their patriotic activities such as growing their own vegetables in a 'Victory Garden' . Some estimates show that Victory Gardens supplied 40% of all vegetables in the country!  Scrap drives were in full swing for tin, steel, paper and rubber. Fashion was impacted during the war since commercially-produced fabric, such as cotton and wool was needed for military purposes. The American woman cleverly adapted their clothing styles to the availability of fabric and products.

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