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"Native American fashions."  From LIFE, 1953. 

"Native American fashions."  From LIFE, 1953. 

Unfinished illustration by Pete Hawley, for Coca Cola.  Circa 1950s.  (Pretty sure I got this from the wonderful and encyclopedic Leif Peng.)

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).

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).

The SS United States leaving port on her maiden voyage. New York Harbor, July 3, 1952. From LIFE.

The SS United States leaving port on her maiden voyage. New York Harbor, July 3, 1952. From LIFE.

Sadie Hawkins Day celebration at Texas Wesleyan University.  From LIFE, 1939.

Sadie Hawkins Day celebration at Texas Wesleyan University.  From LIFE, 1939.

Elizabeth Taylor.  From Modern Screen, 1948. 

Elizabeth Taylor.  From Modern Screen, 1948. 

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.   

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.   

Alfred Hitchcock and Ingrid Bergman, 1949.

Alfred Hitchcock and Ingrid Bergman, 1949.

Dura-Glass nail polish, 1943.  The busy little Rosie Riveter war worker bee had to have ladylike nails. 

Dura-Glass nail polish, 1943.  The busy little Rosie Riveter war worker bee had to have ladylike nails. 

William Powell and Myrna Loy, 1940. 

William Powell and Myrna Loy, 1940.