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Why Are Older Pieces of Vintage Clothing So Hard To Find?


A Woman From The 1930s Doing Everthing She Can To Keep Her Clothes Looking New - via LIFE Photo Archive

Consider these statistics from the United States during the Great Depression of the 1930s:

  • A middle-class worker’s wardrobe contained fewer than 15 pieces of clothing, consisting of 3 suits, 8 shirts, and 1 extra pair of pants.
  • A unionized worker would own a uniform, 1 suit, 6 shirts, 1 pair of overalls and an extra pair of pants.
  • A 1933 study concluded that this “clothing must have been worn until it was fairly shabby.”

When you’re looking for that mint piece of vintage clothing from decades past, now you’ll know why it’s so hard to find.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, October 23, 2010.


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American Vintage Fashion Inspiration from LIFE’s Photo Archive

Pendleton Skirt & Pea Coat via LIFE Photo Archive

Do y’all need a little authentic photographic inspiration for your vintage style? Well look no further…

LIFE magazine’s photo archive can be accessed on Google Images. LIFE, which was one of the most popular magazines in America until the latter part of the 20th century, was best known for its images of extraodinary events as well as ordinary life in the US.  LIFE’s Google photo archive is an amazing public resource for just about any Americana-type photo from the 1860s until the 1970s.  You can search the archive by decade or keyword.

Enjoy & be inspired!

Amerikansk Vintagestil Bildinspiration från LIFEs Fotoarkiv

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LIFEs fotoarkiv som man kan få tillgång till genom Google Images. LIFE var en av de mest populära tidskrifterna i Amerika till slutet på det förra århundradet och var mest känd för sina bilder av speciella händelser och vanligt liv i USA. LIFEs Googlebildarkiv är en fantastisk resurs för alla möjliga Americanafoton från 1860-talet till 1970-talet. Du kan söka i arkivet på årtionde eller nyckelord.

Njut och bli insperad!

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