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“Let’s drive better than men!” A driving manual by Mary Arnold, published by the Melbourne Vacuum Oil Co., circa 1934. (Via)

Happy Pride month from Gay Bob—the first openl…

Happy Pride month from Gay Bob—the first openly gay and anatomically correct doll, 1977.

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The World’s First Hunk: Why We’re Obsessed with Muscle Men

Sip ‘N Strip glasses made by Spencer’s Gifts, …

Sip ‘N Strip glasses made by Spencer’s Gifts, c. 1980.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day!

Between the late ’40s and the early ’70s, everything from golf balls and telephones to toy trains—and yes, ballpoint pens—were made in pastel “for her” colors and marketed toward women. Writer Lynn Peril, the author of Pink Think: Becoming a Woman in Many Uneasy Lessons, explains that mid-century manufacturers realized that if you take an ordinary object, turn it pink, and put the word “Lady” in front of the name, then you’ve created a product “for women” that can be sold for more money.

(excerpt from Girlie Pens, Again? Why Ordinary Things Go Pink)

Daguerreotype images taken during the Californ…

Daguerreotype images taken during the California Gold Rush, circa 1850s, from the book “Silver and Gold” by Luce Lebart.

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Dusky Diamond Soap advertisement, late 19th ce…

Dusky Diamond Soap advertisement, late 19th century.

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The World’s First Hunk: Why We’re Obsessed with Muscle Men