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.
- Publicity still of Greta Garbo, 1931 — Share the History Love... Actress Greta Garbo in a publicity still for the American film Inspiration in 1931. Share the History Love... [...]
- Women workers stain wings for a De Havilland DH-4, 1918 — Share the History Love... In the foreground of the photograph a group of women stain the wooden skeletons of the wings for a De Havilland DH-4 at the Dayton-Wright Airplane Company. At each station a group of women stain the wooden wings with an observer watching. In the background other employees are working and a [...]
- Mug Shots: Bertha Boronda — Share the History Love... Mug shot: A photograph of someone’s face especially one made for police records. The word ”mug shots” comes from the British slang word “mug” meaning “face.” Early in the morning on May 30th, 1907, Bertha, believing her husband was planning on leaving her, took a razor and sliced off his penis. While her [...]
- Learning to use a sound locator, 1942 — Share the History Love... Soldiers are learning to use a sound locator, the “ears” of a U.S. anti-aircraft post in April 1942. The device was used to detect the approach of enemy planes. Share the History Love... [...]
- Mayo and Humphrey Bogart with their dogs, 1944 — Share the History Love... Publicity still of Mayo Methot and Humphrey Bogart with their three dogs on June 12, 1944. Share the History Love... [...]