Mot du Jour: Raspberry

Mot du Jour: Raspberry

Mimi Berlin’s word of the day/le mot du jour is: Raspberry. The late Carol Channing shows us when and how you can use this word in a very chique way. Prosito!

From the movie Thoroughly Modern Millie (Universal Pictures, March1967)

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Catalina Landseaire Boat Yachts

Catalina Landseaire Boat Yachts

This image caught our eye the other day. The airplane turned out to be a Catalina ‘Landseaire’ Boat Yacht from the 1950s. When you click the link you’ll find out that airplanes were used and promoted in a very different way than today. Make sure to clickety click! (vintagewings.ca)Catalina Landseaire Boat YachtsOne of the finest selling features of the Convair PBY Landseaire was no doubt the observation blisters. Not since the airship Hindenburg did passengers enjoy such a remarkable view of the world around them. Photo: Loomis Dean, LIFE Magazine

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Women Working in the Factory During WW II

Women Working in the Factory During WW II

We all know the image of Rosie the Riveter, the woman with blue overalls and a red bandana showing her biceps (on the poster with the text “we can do it”) she represents the American women who worked in factories during World War II. The wonderful pictures above are the actual women, some even have a name, like Mrs. Irma Lee McElroy, in retrospect a rather romantic view of the actual war industry. Most of the pictures were taken by Alfred T.Palmer, found in the Library of Congress (via petapixel)