1940’s Christmas On The Home Front

In the 1940’s, while America was in the midst of World War II, the way Christmas was celebrated was a lot different than today. Decorating for Christmas involved the idea of simplicity, mostly out of necessity. While the men were off fighting World War II, moms at home would try to make things as normal as they could for their …

From the 1940’s Decade – Famous Firsts and Inventions

1940 • Penicillin was used to help cure diseases. • Morton Salt was introduced. • The first synthetic rubber tires were manufactured. • Synthetic tooth fillings were developed. • Tiffany’s in New York City was the first fully air-conditioned store. • The first commercial flights with pressurized cabins were inaugurated. • The Jeep made its debut on November 11, 1940. …

Post WWII optimism and the rise of the late 1940’s American suburb

The post World War II era marked a sharp change in the United States compared to the years preceding the war, years that were dominated by the Great Depression. Changes that America underwent during the war years ushered in a new, modern era of which we still feel the effects of today. The effects of the war were very different …