Thursday, June 17, 2010

Toy Soldier.

Today my and my dad decided to indulge in a little time out together and with everyone having Laker Fever, an Irish Sports Bar was our place of choice. I never knew how much knowledge i lacked on the history of Long Beach. Considering the fact that Ive lived here all my life you'd expect me to know a little more about the "Old Days" of this Oceanside town. While footing it to the eatery i stumbled upon a tiny little store front with the words "History Society of Long Beach" on it, and was completely intrigued by the imagery. Inside i found a number of antiques and artifacts from the 1940's to 50' era and learned alot about what it was like to live in a period of time when war was soon to break out. Who knew that the legendary Pike used to have an enormous rollercoaster, and that people all around the world would come just to visit it. The fashion in those times seemed like they were so influential and I'm still waiting to see a designer capture the essence of war clothing. In the pictures below you will see Red Cross uniforms, newspaper ads, and photos of army ships. I absolutely love the blue nurse dress and id love to add it to my wardrobe, Although id take a couple inches off at the bottom and add a belt around the waist ... Anyhow feast you eyes on the pictures below.
PS. Sorry for no picture of the outfit, with a new hopefull job venture ill be showing you more.

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