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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

1943 What did they use?

September 24, 2015

Since we have been on our 1943 WW2 one year journey people have been asking me what products did people use back then so I am posting some ads from our library research and from our newspapers and magazines so you can see some of the products they used in 1943. 

Notice that the windex is sold as a liquid in a bottle then it is poured into an atomizer bottle (pump sprayer).

In 1943 cloth diapers is what most people used. They came in  a box of one dozen cloth diapers. Some areas of the country actually sold a new type of disposable diapers but very rare to see this. They did sell an insert that was disposable that helped to remove the BM. Cloth diapers were still being used in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

You see all the beautiful 1940s hair styles and this is what they often used to keep those rolls held back. My mother used these in her hair.

Toilet tissue was sold individually wrapped in paper and was not sold in bulk.

Dish washing was quite a bit different back then. Bar soap, or powered soap was frequently used. The powdered soap was the same used for the laundry.

Notice here the at the bottom right is Drene shampoo.

In 1943 people sent hand written letters by mail. There was no email or computers. In the stores you would find a good selection of stationary.

I sure wish we could find good mops these day.

I hope this helps you to have a little better insight as to what they used in 1943.

Grandma Donna

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