’40s and ’50s San Francisco by Fred Lyon
(Fresh Air Director) Roberta Shorrock’s friend Michael had a pair of shorts in the 70s that his mother embroidered to look like the cover of Elton John’s album “Madman Across the Water.”
The icegirls cometh
Girls deliver ice. Heavy work that formerly belonged to men only is being done by girls. The ice girls are delivering ice on a route and their work requires brawn as well as the partriotic ambition to help. 09/16/1918
From the Records of the War Department; American Unofficial Collection of World War I Photographs, 1917 - 1918
Tomorrow: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind paints a picture of rivalries and dysfunction in the early days of the Obama White House in his new book Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. Now some of the officials quoted in the book are saying they were misquoted or that their comments were taken out of context. On tomorrow’s Fresh Air, we talk with Ron Suskind.
In 1953, smog gets so bad in the shadow of City Hall that pedestrians carry rags to wipe away tears. Scientists began collecting smog particles in the 1950s to analyze what was causing the haze. The primary culprit turns out to be automobiles, not factories.
Photo: City Hall, merely across the street, is dim as Marion E. Lent gropes her way to work. Credit: R.L. Oliver / Los Angeles Times
Our Vintage Times series is presented on Tumblr with photography from the Los Angeles Times archives.
Julia and Paul Cushing Child’s 1956 Valentine’s Day card. Courtesy of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Tomorrow: a vintage Julia Child interview.
We’re having a bit of trouble with our computers this morning so we’re kicking it old school. (Actually, we’re just transferring everything to each other on flash drives…)
Love this woman
whoa, where did you find this vintage terry gross shot?