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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 GrabĀ©

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 ( Thursday, 13 November 2014 07:32 )

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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, 29 September 2014 06:12 )

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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 ( Friday, 19 December 2014 04:11 )

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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 ( Friday, 19 December 2014 04:11 )

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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 ( Friday, 19 December 2014 04:11 )

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1920s

Bar Aid

Bar Aid

 

VAV!/July 27, 2014/Contributed by  Quite The Stir Bungalow , Gettysburg PA

From the Prohibition era of the 1920s  to the glamour of the  1930s   there ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 13 December 2014 09:38 )

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1930s

Bar Aid

Bar Aid

 

VAV!/July 27, 2014/Contributed by  Quite The Stir Bungalow , Gettysburg PA

From the Prohibition era of the 1920s  to the glamour of the  1930s   there ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 13 December 2014 09:38 )

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1950s

Bar Aid

Bar Aid

 

VAV!/July 27, 2014/Contributed by  Quite The Stir Bungalow , Gettysburg PA

From the Prohibition era of the 1920s  to the glamour of the  1930s   there ...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 13 December 2014 09:37 )

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1940s

Bar Aid

Bar Aid

 

VAV!/July 27, 2014/Contributed by  Quite The Stir Bungalow , Gettysburg PA

From the Prohibition era of the 1920s  to the glamour of the  1930s   there ...

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Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry

Pictured above:  Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in A still from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). One of the 25 films added by the Librarian of Congress to the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and worthy of preservation./Contributed by Screen Grab from LOC Facebook. VAV!/December 17, 2014 Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry "Saving Private Ryan," "Luxo Jr." and "Rosemary's Baby" Among Film Additions The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time. "The National Film Registry showcases the extraordinary diversity of America's film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant," said Billington. "By preserving these films, we protect a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history."

 

Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry

Pictured above:  Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in A still from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). One of the 25 films added by the Librarian of Congress to the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and worthy of preservation./Contributed by Screen Grab from LOC Facebook. VAV!/December 17, 2014 Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film Registry "Saving Private Ryan," "Luxo Jr." and "Rosemary's Baby" Among Film Additions The horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time. "The National Film Registry showcases the extraordinary diversity of America's film heritage and the disparate strands making it so vibrant," said Billington. "By preserving these films, we protect a crucial element of American creativity, culture and history."

 

Charting a New Course on Cuba

  Pictured above: President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Cuba and the release of American Alan Gross, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Dec. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) VAV!/December 17, 2014/The White House/Office of the Press Secretary President Obama today, announced historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba, and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.

 

Food Day Celebrations

VAV!/December 14, 2014 There's always something to celebrate because there's a food holiday every day of the year. In other words..."We are standing at the precipice of glorious food or drink celebrations daily!"  Not all food holidays have political, cultural or religious beginnings either. Nor, do local, state or federal offices close in honor of them... although, that is a nice thought.  The below food holidays include days, listed among the meaningful, that have been drummed up by people who are passionate about their favorite foods or who just plain want to sell their food products. Get ready for your ears to ring and your stomach to quivver in anticipation...   January January 2 -National Buffet week/National Creampuff DayJanuary 3 -National Chocolate Covered Cherry DayJanuary 19 -National Popcorn DayJanuary 20 -Cheese DayJanuary 23 -National Pie DayJanuary 24 -National Peanut Butter DayJanuary 27 -National Chocolate Cake Day

 

The White House Historical Association

Pictured above: The White House Historical Association/Contributed by Screen Grab VAV!/December 11, 2014 The White House Historical Association is a nonprofit educational association founded in 1961 for the purpose of enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the Executive Mansion. The Association has expert historians and curators available to speak in depth on the White House Collection and its related history. In addition,  the Association features board members, authors, and others who have held a range of staff positions across White House administrations over the years and can speak from their personal experience and knowledge.

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