Monday, December 5, 2016

Sleek and Wavy: Characteristics Defined the 30's Hairstyles for Women

Easily identify the key trend of the 30's hairstyles were wave. Depending on the preferences of each person, they could be rolls, curls, finger, marcel, or water waves... But in short, they were very elegant and beautiful.

Take a look at vintage photos below to see how they made these hairstyles, and some kinds that women favored in the 1930s.

Woman and her children under the Christmas tree, Worthington, Ohio, 1955

“Never Hire Blondes or Women Under Thirty” – A Businessman Gives His 6 Rules for Hiring Women in 1920

An article from the August 1920 American Magazine describes some rather unscientific and capricious decision making when it comes to hiring decisions.

The businessman who penned the article never factors into his six rules for hiring women any relevant facts such as previous work experience or skills.

According to the anonymous author, older, plainly dressed, short brunettes with non-drooping mouths, make better employees. It is amazing the author did not need to consult an astrological chart or crystal ball to finalize his decisions.

There are probably still some hiring managers who today use at least one of these criteria for their hiring decisions without admitting it to anyone.

Why I Never Hire Women Under Thirty

The Experiences of a Business Executive

My Six Rules For Hiring Women
1. I never hire any woman under thirty years of age. Business for men is not “a part of life,” it is life. In our company we want women who will regard it the same way.

2. I choose short compact women rather than tall ones. Generally speaking, short or middle-sized people, men and women both, have more vitality than big people. Many say I am wrong about this.

3. I choose brunettes rather than blondes. They are less temperamental, less sensitive and more dependable.

4. I look at the corners of their mouths. Drooping corners are often the mark of a woman who enjoys poor health. Frequently they denote self-pity the most deadening of all the emotions.

5. I look at their hair their finger nails and their shoes. Girls who don’t care enough to look well, won’t care enough do well.

6. I never hire a girl who is expensively dressed. The girl who is careless with her father’s or her husband’s money will probably be careless with things that mean money to us.
Also check out this 1943 Guide to Hiring Women.

(via Stuff Nobody Cares About)

22 Beautiful Woodstock Photos That Make You Feel Like You Were There

On Aug. 15, 1969, more than 400,000 young people made their way to a dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New York, for the Woodstock Music and Art Fair.

The event was billed as "three days of peace and music" and featured 32 of the most iconic artists in American music history. More than just a festival, Woodstock captured perfectly the free spirit of the 1960s and became a cultural landmark that represents an entire generation of American youth. Now take a look back at the highlight of the summer of love with these 22 beautiful Woodstock photos:

1. Cow Town

Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in The Catskills, upstate New York, was the site of the legendary festival. The farm owner received many threatening calls from neighbors and those in opposition of the concert.

2. Opening Day

The year is 1969. Swami Satchidananda gives the invocation for Woodstock on opening day.

3. Trippy Teens

Rolling Stone magazine's first photographer Baron Wolman captured this image. He was more interested in the crowd than the performers.

4. Flyin' High

A woman is tossed in the air by other concert goers. With many rainy days, the summer concert turned into a mud-fest.

5. Mellow Mama

For hippie parents, Woodstock became a family affair. There were several reports of women giving birth at the festival while 8 women suffered miscarriages during the event.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

"Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!" - Theater District, New York, ca. 1960s

Photo by Sepp Werkmeister

Murder in Hitler's Bunker: Who Really Poisoned the Goebbels Children?

To this day, the murder by poisoning of the six children of Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels remains a mystery. Newly discovered records show that a doctor confessed in the 1950s to having been an accomplice, but that the judges in the case let him go unpunished.

The Goebbels children.

These are the last days of their lives, but the children don't know it. There is 12-year-old Helga, who has the eyes and dark hair of her father, Joseph Goebbels. There is Hilde, 11, who is more of a brunette; anyone looking at her quickly realizes that she is about to blossom into a true beauty. And then there are eight-year-old Holde, six-year-old Hedda and the youngest of the girls, four-year-old Heide.

H for Hitler. The name of each child evokes the name of the F├╝hrer, for whom Goebbels works as propaganda chief. The family's only son is named Helmut, a slightly languorous nine-year-old.

Heidrun Elisabeth Goebbels (1940-1945)

Holdine Goebbels in 1939.

Helga in 1939.

Holdine Goebbels, December 1938.

Helga with Prinz, Hitler’s dog.

Berlin, the end of April 1945, the Reich Chancellery. Hitler's bunker, deep underground beneath the Chancellery, is a place of gray concrete, narrow passageways, iron doors and cold light. It isn't a welcoming place, particularly not for children who, only a few weeks earlier, were living a seemingly carefree and innocent life, playing with cats and dogs on a farm far away from Berlin.

Russian soldiers are only a few hundred meters away, and everyone in the bunker is urging the parents to finally take the children to a safe place. Hanna Reitsch, a celebrated German aviator, says: "My God, Mrs. Goebbels, the children cannot stay here, even if I have to fly in 20 times to get them out."

But the Goebbels remain unyielding.

43 Fantastic Medium Format Photos Captured Everyday Life of Thailand in the late 1970s

Here is a color photo collection that shows everyday life of Thailand in 1978.