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Unfinished illustration by Pete Hawley, for Coca Cola. Circa 1950s. (Pretty sure I got this from the wonderful and encyclopedic Leif Peng.)
Ladies’ night at the bowling alley (Maycrest Lanes in Kankakee, Illinois). Dated 1949-50. Found at the Bradley (IL) Historical Society website (don’t ask).
Sadie Hawkins Day celebration at Texas Wesleyan University. From LIFE, 1939.
Marine fighter pilot Ted Williams aboard the USS Haven hospital ship during the last days of the Korean War, March 1953. By August of the same year he was back in left field at Fenway Park.
Photo by Nancy Crosby, US Navy nurse. More info here.
Dura-Glass nail polish, 1943. The busy little Rosie Riveter war worker bee had to have ladylike nails.