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A family admire the Washington Square Arch.
Tags:family, families, tourist, tourists, tourism, family day out, family day, washington square arch, george washington, washington, president washington, new york, ny, 1940s new york, new york city, national momuments, monument, monuments, tourist attraction, tourist attractions, triumphal arch, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s
"See what I mean? They're sensible, but they don't look sensible."
Tags:shoes, shoe shopping, shoe store, shoe stores, shoe shop, shoe shops, vintage shoes, 1940s shoes, salesperson, salesman, salesmen, shop assistant, sales, selling, hard sell, sales technique, sales techniques, cobbler, sensible shoes, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, 1940s high society, appearences, looks can be deceiving
"How old is a Major?"
Tags:major, majors, military rank, military ranks, officer, officers, age, age gap, age gaps, dating, date, dates, stupid question, stupid questions, silly question, silly questions, dumb blonde, dumb blondes, steroetypes, stereotypes, gender stereotype, gender stererotypes, naive, ingenue, 1940s high society, 1940s, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons
A father ignores his newborn to stare at a young midwife
Tags:midwife, midwives, baby, babies, newborn, newborns, maternity ward, maternity wards, vintage maternity ward, vintage maternity wards, father, fathers, new father, new fathers, stare, staring, stares, lech, sleeze, sleezy, lecherous, creep, creepy, male gaze, distracted, distraction, distractions, sexism, old fashioned sexism, bad father, bad fathers, bad dad, bad dads, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons
"I have the first sergeant's permission to speak to the commanding officer. I am in love with your daughter, sir, and would like to marry her."
Tags:soldier, soldiers, ww2 solider, wwii soldiers, wartime love, love, marriage, proposal, proposals, hand in marriage, fathers permission, asking permission, brave, bravery, commanding officer, commanding officers, officer, officers, old fashioned traditions, traditions, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, wartime, 1940s
"Nasty habit Davis is developing."
"She didn't know what she was saying, Mr Kalish. Please believe me."
Tags:suitor, suitors, spurned suitor, spurned suitors, interfering mother, interfering mothers, interfering mum, interfering mums, interfering mom, interfering moms, dating, dates, courting, courtship, single, single women, single woman, mother daughter relationship, mother daughter relationships, apartment block, apartment blocks, storm off, storming off, insulted, insults, insult, speaking for, speaking on behalf of, vintage, vintage cartoon, 1930s, 1940s, 1930, 1940, forties, matchmaking, matchmaker
"Take good care of her, Mr Denny. She's all we've got."
"No open toes. I have a puppy."
Tags:shoe shopping, shoe shop, shoe, shops, shoe store, shoe store, buying shoes, shoes, puppy, puppies, dogs, dog, dog owner, dog lover, dog owners, dog lovers, chewing on shoes, chewing on toes, inappropriate footwear, appropriate footwear, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1930s, 1940s, 1940s shoes, shoe styles, open toed shoes
"And look, Papa, he shaves."
Tags:family, families, 1940s family, 1940s family, off to war, ww2 soldier, wwii solider, world war two soldier, world war ii soldier, all grown up, adult children, adult son, mom, mum, moms, mums, mother, mothers, dad, papa, father, fathers, shaves, shaving, young man, youth, recruit, new recruit, join the army, enlist, enlisted, enlisting, proud parent, proud parents, pride, proud, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, wartime
"Curtain going up. Third act – and the bitter disappointment it is."
Tags:theatre, theatres, theater, theaters, front of house, play, plays, bad play, bad plays, disappointing play, disappointing plays, disappointing, disappointment, disappointments, high society, 1940s, 40s, forties, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, announcement, announcements, spoiler, spoilers, bitter disappointment
"Ah, Miss Bergdall, your headache seems much better!"
Tags:dating, dates, first dates, spurned lover, spurned suitor, rejected, rejection, let down gently, dumped, dumpee, stalking, stalks, stalker, laying in wait, catching out, caught out, 1940s high society, high society, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, headache, headaches, excuses, bad excuses, bad excuse, excuse
"There now, you're all nice and white and clean – just like a little bartender."
Tags:mom, moms, mother, mothers, mum, mums, son, sons, child, children, brushing hair, fussing over appearance, appearances, bartender, bartenders, 1940s mum, 1940s mother, 1940s mom, 1940s bartender, 1940s bartenders, neat, looking neat, sunday best, best clothes, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s
"Say, Pop, do you realize the average child spends approximately fifteen dollars a year on candy?"
"Why don't you join the Army."
Tags:married, marriage, relationship, relationship, argument, arguments, arguing, married couple, twin beds, snap, snapping, snapping back, join the army, social pressure, pressure, pressurising, pressurizing, pressurise, pressurize, civilian, civilians, wwii, ww2, world war two, world war ii, wartime relationships, wartime relationship, wartime marriage, wartime marriages, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s
"Well, good luck, Herman!"
"I hate to be a wet blanket, Officer, but I wish to report my purse has been snatched."
Tags:police officer, police officers, policeman, policemen, 1940s policeman, old fashioned policeman, reporting a crime, report a crime, report, reporting, reported, crime, crimes, mugging, mugger, mugged, bag snatched, theft, polite, overly polite, apologetic, overly apologetic, interrupt, interrupting, pushchair, pram, buggy, pushchairs, prams, buggies, 1940s pram, 1940s, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons
"Just how slightly imperfect are they?"
Tags:shop, shops, shopping, shopper, shoppers, store, stores, hosiery, hosiery store, sales assistant, shop assistant, retail assistant, shop keeper, store keeper, sales assistants, shop assistants, retail assistants, shop keepers, store keepers, retail, vintage hosiery store, bargain, hunting for a bargain, looking for a bargain, bargain hunter, thrifty, 1940s high society, 1940s, vintage, vintage cartoon, imperfect, money off, cheap, cheaper
"Dr. Spock sure has your number."
Tags:mum, mums, mom, moms, mother, mothers, mothering, motherhood, toddler, toddlers, childrearing, childrearing advice, child development, baby development, dr spock, dr spock, pediatrician, pediatricians, parenting advice, parenting advice book, advice book, advice books, has your number, parenting, parenthood, manual, childrearing manual, child care, baby care, vintage, vintage cartoon, 1940s mum, 1940s mother, 1940s family, 1940s families
"It can't all be due to the Hudnut course."
Tags:attention, male attention, centre of attention, center of attention, cosmetics, richard hudnut, hudnut, makeup, makeover, makeovers, du barry cosmetics, vintage cosmetics, 1920s cosmetics, 1930s cosmetics, du barry success course, beauty course, beauty courses, jealous, jealousy, vintage, vintage cartoon, 1920s, 1930s
"Clay, I wish you'd shoot something for over the mantel."
"What's the matter with this place? Don't they know there's a war on?"
Tags:store, stores, shop, shops, shopping, vintage shop, vintage store, customer service, good customer service, service with a smil, cheerful, cheery, smile, smiling, smiles, war, ww2, wwii, world war two, world war ii, wartime, wartime jokes, difficult times, troubled times, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, wartime cartoon, customer, customers, difficult customers, difficult customers, unhappy customer, unhappy customers
"I'm afraid the cupboard is bare again, Mrs. Hubbard."
"Let's just ignore him – unless he tips his hat."
Tags:1940s new york, 1940s ny, social etiquette, dating, dating etiquette, dates, flirting, flirt, flirts, flirtatious, flirting etiquette, etiquette, relationships, relationship, tip his hat, tip ones hat, greetings, flirtatious greetings, old fashioned greetings, vintage, vintage cartoon, 1940s, 1940
"Gentlemen, this is Mr. Griscom, Super Films' new horror expert."
Tags:film, films, movie, movies, horror films, horror movies, golden age hollywood, film makers, film company, film companies, movie company, movie companies, new employee, new team member, expert, horror expert, spooky, spooky looking, board meeting, board meetings, old boys club, vintage movies, 1940s movies, vintage films, 1940s films, vintage, vintage cartoon, 1940s