Hair spray was invented in the 1940’s and very quickly became a fad among American women. The downside to this invention was the fact that the early aerosol hair spray was water insoluble, making it difficult to wash it out. The reason for this is because the main ingredient was shellac, which was commonly used as a wood preservative.
- Smith College Relief Unit during WWI — The Smith College Relief Unit was founded in 1917 by Harriet Boyd Hawes to bring relief to those areas of France that were most devastated during the first World War. Hawes already had significant experience of relief work when she proposed, at a Boston Smith Club meeting in 1917, to form the SCRU. She had [...]
- Medical evacuation patients on the USS Tripoli, 1967 — Wounded Marines on the deck of the Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LPH-10) await transfer to the 22nd Casualty Station in Danang from which they will be sent to the States, July 1967. Share the History Love... [...]
- Looking over a loud speaker horn, 1920s — Vivian Leroy Crisler (1885-1953), an acoustics researcher at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., looking over a loud speaker horn used in sound penetration tests sometime between 1923 and 1929. Share the History Love... [...]
- Shirley Temple Black with President Ford, 1976 — Shirley Temple Black shaking hands with President Gerald Ford in the Cabinet Room after being sworn-in as Chief of Protocol on July 20, 1976. Following her career in Hollywood, former child actress Shirley Temple embarked on a career in politics and diplomacy. She was a representative to the 24th United Nations General Assembly; Ambassador to [...]
- WAVES in a low pressure chamber, 1943 — WAVES on duty at NAS [Naval Air Station], Jacksonville, Florida on October 14, 1943. They are seen in the low pressure chamber at the main dispensary during a special run. The altitude is 18,000 feet to 30,000 feet. Share the History Love... [...]