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Let’s look at what ladies were up to in May 1958 with a few highlights from the Ladies Home Journal. Though it is a national magazine, it was delivered to Indianapolis.

The makeup style and lipstick color du jour:

LLMay195801Some handbag accessories:

LLMay195802Foundation wear, and part of the awesome Maidenform campaign of the time:

LLMay195803Spring shoes, with open toe…

LLMay195804Talking on the phone “taking the blues out of night” –still going strong, despite the design changes to the phone…

LLMay195805A few views of a summer cottage from “Vacation Cottages that Cost from $2300 to $3900” for the Mid-Century Modern lovers…

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plywood as a selling point?

LLMay1958015The screened in porch

LLMay1958017The ‘monthly curse’ doesn’t seem so cursed in this view. And ‘gossamer-soft’? Definitely before my time…

LLMay1958018The lost art of letter writing–Am I one of the last people on earth to write hand written cards and letters (for occasions other than a birthday or wedding)?

LLMay1958019TWA–even I remember flying it…

LLMay1958020I see the merits of this versatile dress

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For refreshment…

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Awnings were popular in Victorian times too, but not sure if they were made of canvas. I love the old house photos that show most homes had awnings. Wonder exactly when those went out of fashion?

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Drinking out of glass is infinitely better than plastic, tin or anything else…

LLMay195807And a few dresses of May 1958. Ooh la la!

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This one needs to show up in my closet. Wear something fabulous this week!

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