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1920s

Kotex - The First Successful Feminine Hygiene Product

Kotex - The First Successful Feminine Hygiene Product

Pictured above: Ad from Ladies' Home Journal 1940 via Duke Library/http://library.duke.edu/

VAV!/August 27, 2013

Hallelujah and HELLO!

The first Kotex feminine hygiene products were made of celucotton, a material originally developed by Kimberly-Clark Corporation and used for surgical bandages during the First World War. Army nurses repurposed the ultra-absorbent bandages as menstrual pads and a  product was born!  Kimberly Clark then created the Cellucotton Products Company and launched Kotex  (K)Otton-like (TEX)ture!

The initial  Kotex ads ran in 1921 in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Good Housekeeping magazine.  Readers of the Ladie's Home Journal were encouraged to call upon a Kimberly-Clark staff nurse, Ellen J. Buckland (also a brand ambassador), for advice and comments on the product.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 24 August 2014 04:28 )

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1950s

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Pictured above:   Pebble Beach Concours dElegance /Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/August 19, 2014

The   Pebble Beach Concours dElegance , recognized as the world's ...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 August 2014 05:35 )

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1940s

Trinity Test - First Atomic-Bomb Explosion

Trinity Test - First Atomic-Bomb Explosion

Pictured above: Nuclear explosion, Trinity Test Site/New Mexico, July 16, 1945/LOC

VAV!/August 16, 2014

On July 16, 1945, at 5:30 am,  the U.S. government detonated a ...

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 August 2014 05:51 )

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Arts and Crafts

Hull Pottery

Hull Pottery

VAV!/August 7, 2014

During 1905, in Crooksville, OH, a legendary company was launched! The Hull Pottery, with Addis Emmet (A.E.) Hull at the helm, produced utilitarian sto...

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 August 2014 05:15 )

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1920s

Miriam Haskell

Miriam Haskell

Pictured above:  Miriam Haskell Jewelry Advertisement

VAV!/August 13, 2014

On July 30, 1926,  Miriam Haskell (1899-1981), newly arrived to the Big Apple from...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 August 2014 16:33 )

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1930s

Miriam Haskell

Miriam Haskell

Pictured above:  Miriam Haskell Jewelry Advertisement

VAV!/August 13, 2014

On July 30, 1926,  Miriam Haskell (1899-1981), newly arrived to the Big Apple from...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 August 2014 16:33 )

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1940s

Miriam Haskell

Miriam Haskell

Pictured above:  Miriam Haskell Jewelry Advertisement

VAV!/August 13, 2014

On July 30, 1926,  Miriam Haskell (1899-1981), newly arrived to the Big Apple from...

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 August 2014 16:33 )

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1950s

The National Security Agency NSA

The National Security Agency NSA

Pictured above: National Security Agency, circa 1950/NSA.

VAV!/July 26, 2014

" More times than we can count, we've made history, without history even knowing we were there. "...

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 July 2014 06:23 )

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1970s

Comic-Con International

Comic-Con International

Pictured above: Comic-Con, the Comic-Con logo, and the WonderCon logo are registered trademarks of San Diego Comic Convention

VAV!/July 23, 2014/San Diego

Comic-Con Interna...

Last Updated ( Monday, 28 July 2014 06:23 )

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Arts and Crafts

Samuel F. B. Morse's First Telegram

Samuel F. B. Morse's First Telegram

Pictured above: First paper strip containing the telegraphic characters or Morse code /May 24, 1844/LOC

VAV!/July 19, 2014

On May 24, 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse dispatched the ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 July 2014 06:17 )

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1960s

Paper Fashion Craze

Paper Fashion Craze

Pictured above:  BOAC Flight Attendant wearing a paper dress/ From You-Tube /British Pathé/Contributed by Screen Grab©

VAV!/July 16, 2014

"Created to make you the conver...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 July 2014 15:39 )

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How To Create A Fairy Garden

Pictured above:  Fairy Garden created by Ashcombes VAV!/August 25, 2014 It's time to create a magical, mystical, miniature fairy garden. Make it a place where Fairies can enjoy all the delightful moments in life, along with room to frolic in the meadow. First things first...fairies are nimble, pert, and small, so begin by thinking small. Next, you'll want to gather together a small container such as a box or basket, terrarium; an assortment of small plants that will please any fairy sensibility; and small ornaments and treasures to complete the fairies' playland. Arrange your amassed collection of plants and ornaments to form a natural landscape especially suited for fairies in mind. Remember that any fairy worthy of being called a fairy  always possesses a unique and extraordinary style!  So, let your imagination run rampant as you create walkways and secret nooks where fairies may nestle.

 

Doing It Right: Guardians of the Galaxy

   Pictured above:  Guardians of the Galaxy VAV!/August 23, 2014/Contributed by Stars in Her Eye Bringing superheroes to life is more than just getting the rights to vintage comic material and slapping it on ten big screens. Studios have had to walk the tight rope between tacky and tasteful when bringing superheroes to life. Movie and TV adaptions run the gambit from campy (the Adam West Batman) to thrilling (X-Men) to just plain sucky (the poor Hulk movies). Studios find success often with typical characters that have become mainstream (Batman, Superman), while also bringing lesser known characters into the everyday media fold (Iron Man). The latest trend? Ensemble movies.

 

Kotex - The First Successful Feminine Hygiene Product

Pictured above: Ad from Ladies' Home Journal 1940 via Duke Library/http://library.duke.edu/ VAV!/August 27, 2013 Hallelujah and HELLO!The first Kotex feminine hygiene products were made of celucotton, a material originally developed by Kimberly-Clark Corporation and used for surgical bandages during the First World War. Army nurses repurposed the ultra-absorbent bandages as menstrual pads and a  product was born!  Kimberly Clark then created the Cellucotton Products Company and launched Kotex  (K)Otton-like (TEX)ture! The initial  Kotex ads ran in 1921 in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Good Housekeeping magazine.  Readers of the Ladie's Home Journal were encouraged to call upon a Kimberly-Clark staff nurse, Ellen J. Buckland (also a brand ambassador), for advice and comments on the product.

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Pictured above:  Pebble Beach Concours dElegance/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/August 19, 2014 The  Pebble Beach Concours dElegance, recognized as the world's premier celebration of the automobile, was founded on November 5, 1950 in Pebble Beach, California in conjunction with the first Pebble Beach Road Race sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America.. The race was won by Phil Hill while driving a Jaguar XK120.  Best of Show at the Concours went to a 1950 Edwards R-26 Special Sport Roadster owned by its creator, Sterling Edwards. Only the most exquisite and rare automobiles are invited to appear on the legendary eighteenth fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links each year, and connoisseurs of art and technology congregate to see them.  Today, from a dynamic combination of early cars and the latest debuts, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (translated from French as the gathering of prestigious cars)  is among the most magnificent road-going and mind blowing art in the world with something to offer every auto enthusiast.

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Pictured above:  Pebble Beach Concours dElegance/Contributed by Screen Grab© VAV!/August 19, 2014 The  Pebble Beach Concours dElegance, recognized as the world's premier celebration of the automobile, was founded on November 5, 1950 in Pebble Beach, California in conjunction with the first Pebble Beach Road Race sponsored by the Sports Car Club of America.. The race was won by Phil Hill while driving a Jaguar XK120.  Best of Show at the Concours went to a 1950 Edwards R-26 Special Sport Roadster owned by its creator, Sterling Edwards. Only the most exquisite and rare automobiles are invited to appear on the legendary eighteenth fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links each year, and connoisseurs of art and technology congregate to see them.  Today, from a dynamic combination of early cars and the latest debuts, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (translated from French as the gathering of prestigious cars)  is among the most magnificent road-going and mind blowing art in the world with something to offer every auto enthusiast.

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