Friday, December 30, 2005

2ND FLOOR: LADIES WEAR--AND NOSTALGIA

Kitty at Kitty Litter is showing off some of her father's old photos from the 1940s. Prior to her birth, Kitty's father was a professional photographer, and it looks like he had many commercial accounts. An early Madison Ave type?

Kitty's commentary with the photos makes the whole thing a trip down memory lane. She points out things in the photos and describes the differences of living back then and today. For example, she has a photo of a dept store and explains merchandise placement back then and why:

"Notice how much of the merchandise is behind counters. You were waited on in those days, and the clerks knew their merchandise, too."

Though her photos are taken back in the 40s, stores and service were pretty much the same until the mid 60s. And you know what happened after that: The 1960s happened. Over 40 years later and we're still paying for that decade.

Go over and scroll through the photos. But first, if you don't know what a "corset" is, at least you can see where they were sold. My favorite photo is the breakfast table ad for a dairy--Kitty discovers why the photo seemed so familiar, too.

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