My friend’s grandma is better than yours photo of Priscilla Neuberger provided by Jeff Heinbach c1940s
Fashion in 1942
The War Production Board (WPB) was established in 1942 as a government agency to regulate the production of materials and fuel during WWII in the United States. In a sweeping order affecting all women’s and girls’ outer wearing apparel, the WPB decreed to what lengths and widths dresses, skirts, coats, suits, sleeves, belts and hems might go. Categories exempt from the restrictions were infants apparel (age 1 to 4 yrs), bridal Gowns, maternity Dresses, vestments for religious orders and burial gowns.
Anthony Fokker (b. 6 april 1890/ d. 23 december 1939) a.k.a. The Flying Dutchman. He was a Dutch aviation pioneer and skilled pilot. Sure, he might have been an unscrupulous businessman, but he did put in his two cents in aviation technology and designed planes flown by The Red Baron, Manfried von Richtofen (another worthy history crush!), himself.
Found at an antique store in Seattle.
Edna Best by Dorothy Wilding, 1925