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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 monuments, monument, monuments, tourist attraction, tourist attractions, triumphal arch, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s
"We're simplifying our lives."
Tags:simplifying, simplify, simplifies, simple, keeping it simple, keep it simple, declutter, decluttering, declutters, bonfire, bonfires, fire, fires, burn, burning, set fire, couple, couples, suburban couple, suburban couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, yard, yards, garden, gardens, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons
A doctor looks at a nurse and imagines a skeleton
Tags:doctor, doctors, nurse, nurse, 1940s nurse, 1950s nurse, hospital, hospitals, skeleton, skeletons, x-ray, x-rays, professional, professionalism, professionals, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, 1950s, colleague, colleagues, radiologist, radiologists, bone, bones, orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic surgeon
"No, it's not for Bundles for Britain. Guess again."
Tags:knitting, knit, knits, knitter, knitters, bundles for britain, war time, wwii, ww2, world war two, forties, 1940s, husband, husbands, wife, wives, baby clothes, pregnancy announcement, pregnancy, expecting, mom to be, moms to be, mum to be, mums to be, mother to be, mothers to be, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons
"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
"My, God, Coulton! Hasn't anybody told you?"
Tags:art, artists, artist, painting, paintings, painter, painters, socialist art, socialist artist, mural, murals, socialist, socialism, stike, striking, stikes, workers rights, unemployment, unemployed, worker, workers, factory closures, out of date, mccarthyism, mccarthy era, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, 1950s, economic hardship
"Mr. Hawthorne called, Madame. I couldn't quite make out whether he was bringing someone home or someone was bringing him home."
"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, distracted, distraction, distractions, 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, 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
A group admires a painting of a steak
"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
"I dread to think what would happen if it fell into the hands of an unscrupulous person."
Tags:perfume, perfumes, love potion, love potions, shopping, shopper, shoppers, shop, shops, store, stores, wrong hands, fall into the wrong hands, falling into the wrong hands, fell into the wrong hands, unscrupulous person, unscrupulous, unprincipled, scent, scents, pheromones, pheromone, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons
"It's been taken care of."
"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 son, mom, mum, moms, mums, mother, mothers, dad, papa, father, fathers, shaves, 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
"Why, Gorgarty, you're blushing."
"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
A revised statuary for the city of tomorrow
"It's practically impossible to heat this damned place."