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Want to find a husband? These were the best jobs to get in the 1950s

Suppose you were a young woman anxious to find a husband, get married and settle down. What would be the best sort of job for you? Here's what a survbey ?

Office Girls in the roaring twenties... 1925 by John McNab

Office Girls: 1925 high-resolution photo

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Diet, Exercise, Working Out, Work Out, Dieting Jokes Hating Job Calories Funny Image Birthday Greeting Card Nobleworks

Hating Job Calories Card

Awesome hysterical birthday cards & FREE shipping never get old, including this 'Hating Job Calories' printed greeting card by Ephemera, part of the Talk Bubbles line

Vintage National Accounting Machines ad. I find it interesting that actual data is included in the ad. Brought to you by Shoplet.com - everything for your business.

National Accounting Machines

Why is it that I feel like the accounting machine and the train both make roughly the same chuff-chuff-chuff noise? From a series of ads that National ran during the 50s and 60s showing off the companies that use their equipment. I am sure I will run more,. Here's one I posted already: www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/3021832847/

Another day at the office - 1948

Roger Wilkerson, The Suburban Legend!

Fun With The Mid-Century Everyman!

Career Girl, New York, 1956

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"You may be a girl with a light in your eye ... with the conquest of a Career in your mind. You may be a girl who's saving her pennies for the accessories of a vine-covered cottage ... But you're a girl in an office." The Perfect Secretary (1950)

Secretaressedag: ode aan de hippe Secretaresse

"You may be a girl with a light in your eye ... with the conquest of a Career in your mind. You may be a girl who's saving her pennies for the accessories of a vine-covered cottage ... But you're a girl in an office." The Perfect Secretary (1950)

What is the perfect secretary - "...pretty as a pin-up, yet not distracting...She must dress like a page out of Vogue - and do it on a minimum salary...."

What is the perfect secretary

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Love these vintage office supply ads. Brought to you by Shoplet.com - everything for your business.

National Accounting Machines

This behemoth machine helps gets drugs to America's Youth. Maybe if she sells that 8,000 pound beast she could get hooked up with some primo Colombian... The third one of these I have posted: www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/3021832847/ www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/3086037524/

Office secretary engagement illustration

Media Made Women- Working Girls

Of course no one wanted to end up a spinster in the 1950s and 1960s but smart single gals knew a job could be a Space age launching pad for snaring a husband. So until Prince charming came along, t…

Just a moment, please. Hi tech when I got my first job. :).

Just a moment, please. Hi tech when I got my first job. :).

The way offices used to look: Vintage office furniture and sleek mid-century modern desks from 1959

These desks from a 1959 vintage office furniture catalog featured modernist styles, contemporary materials, muted colors, and no-nonsense design.

Philosophy Weekend: The Crisis of Wanting a Job, or Having One | Literary Kicks

Philosophy Weekend: The Crisis of Wanting a Job, or Having One

It's strange to watch the news coverage of the unemployment crisis in the United States right now. The word "jobs" has become a simplistic mantra. We need to create jobs! Where are the jobs? Yet, as everyone who has a job knows, there's nothing simple about modern employment. A good job is a wondrous thing, and can form the foundation of a meaningful and satisfied life. But many jobs turn out to be irrational at their core, and even the best jobs are riven with conflict. There's no doubt…

At the office, New York City, 1968.-- Wouldn't it be fun to take a cityscape from NY 1960s and have it as backdrop?

The Swinging Sixties

The original 1960s Tumblr blog. Curated by Nesa Wake