Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tick Tock

sassy morning hair #selfies

My hair is so much sassier right when I wake up than it is at any other time. But let us leave that tragedy aside...

Hamilton Watch. Turret head operation - semi-skilled machine operation by which drilling, counter-sinking, facing and sharpening of parts is accomplished, 1936

The U.S. National Archives on Flickr is a fascinating aggregate of visual moments from American history. These particular photos depict women working at the Hamilton Watch factory in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, during the Great Depression. The combination of semi-prim '30s femininity and intricate machinery almost produces its own parallel...

Hamilton Watch. Operation - putting in pallet arbor - a semi-skilled hand operation by which arbors are placed into pallet, 1936 Hamilton Watch. Operation - polishing machine - machine is called wig-wag machine and is used to polish pivots and staff shoulders - semi-skilled operation, 1936 Hamilton Watch. Operation - shaving dial blank - simple machine operation. Note two safety devices on machine, 1936 Hamilton Watch. Operation - putting in balance screws - semi-skilled - an operation by which small screws are placed in the rim of the balance wheel, 1936

14 comments :

  1. You pull off short hair so well-- I'm a bit (ok a lot) jelly. And these photos are just plain awesome. I love looking at the details in the clothing that each of the women wore. It's like trying to find a little bit more about their personalities!

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    1. Haha, thank you! I bet you could do short hair! I feel the same way about the pictures--so much to discover :)

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  2. I think your first-thing-in-the-morning hair is awesome!

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  3. Also: I want that star bobby pin ASAP.

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  4. Man I love all of these old pictures. The one girl's little star hair clip is super cute and I want one. Also I'm feeling the bed head too. I wake up and mine is crazy now that it's really short!

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    1. Me toooo! I wish I could go back into the past and steal it right from her head =P (Nah, that'd be mean.)

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  5. Those are amazing photographs :-) I wish I could stop and talk to these women!

    My morning hair is totally tame - I sleep with it in a ponytail, and I wake up with..a ponytail! Maybe slightly fluffier around the hairline, but nothing I'd call sassy! Mind you, it reaches down to the middle of my backside now, so I think there's too much of it to really misbehave (odd how that works).

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    1. Oh, wow! I wish my hair would grow that long. What do you do with it while roguing?

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  6. Anyone who is willing to post photographs of morning hair deserve some sort of trophy.

    I'm trying to reconcile these photographs with the great depression and it's not working for me. The fashion looks wrong. Also, the one woman's blouse has what appears to be lurex stripes (or possibly polysatin) in it. No, I don't believe the woman with the jewelry loop is depression era. Possibly WWII. Look at the watch style.

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    1. Sweet, I love trophies. I didn't consider that, but I think you're right about the era. I said Great Depression because the archive says that and didn't question it further =P

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  7. These photos are so cool! That star bobby pin is my favourite part for some reason, lol.

    http://mattekat.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Mine too! It seems to be a crowdpleaser :)

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