The Rider On The Pale Horse
The Rider On The Pale Horse
Organization Wife
Organization Wife
Two Men Are Better Than One
Two Men Are Better Than One
Scandal in the Family
Scandal in the Family
Tomboy
Tomboy
No Job For a Lady
No Job For a Lady
One Last Fling
One Last Fling
The Girl Who Gambled
The Girl Who Gambled
I Want A Man
I Want A Man
Stand-In Girl
Stand-In Girl
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Vintage Beaus & Beauties

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Vintage Beaus & Beauties is a collection of illustrations from the Saturday Evening Post, the magazine mostly known today for the likes of Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker.

These images were first published in the 1950s, a period that evokes both nostalgia (Mad Men, mid-century modern furniture, “simpler times”) and horror (gender inequality, institutional racism, the Cold War). Without context, they may come off as cringeworthy, demeaning, and even upsetting—not to mention the titles of the works themselves, such as Coed’s Delight, Beauty Is the Prize, and Custom-Made Bride. But with context, this playlist can be an elucidating window into times past, giving us a more thorough understanding of life half a century ago.

To help tell that story, we enlisted two experts: Robin K. Payne, PhD, a professor of history at Fairmont State University, and Andrea Walsh, PhD, a professor of writing and women’s and gender studies at MIT. Read more here.

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The Rider On The Pale Horse
The Rider On The Pale Horse
Organization Wife
Organization Wife
Two Men Are Better Than One
Two Men Are Better Than One
Scandal in the Family
Scandal in the Family
Tomboy
Tomboy
No Job For a Lady
No Job For a Lady
One Last Fling
One Last Fling
The Girl Who Gambled
The Girl Who Gambled
I Want A Man
I Want A Man
Stand-In Girl
Stand-In Girl