We usually spend Thanksgiving with my aunt but my mom cooks a bit. Here's her really old recipe box:
We also break out that kitchen mainstay, the Good Housekeeping Cookbook, more for guidance than for recipes. There are all kinds of tables about the interior temperature of properly cooked meats and diagrams of a properly set table. This copy belonged to my grandmother, may she rest in peace, and we think it was printed in the 60s, but I'll have to double check the date. I really want to get my own copy but I feel like the newer edition just won't have the same charm.
Vintage Fashion Guild, Kay Windsor was a label started in 1940s in Massachusetts (my home state) by Carl Shapiro, a man who later donated piles of money to Brandeis University. He made reasonably priced dresses for working women. In 1954, he released a line of dresses called "Private Secretary" to go with the television comedy of the same name starring Ann Sothern. The label and print ads, also starring Sothern, read, "Ann Sothern chooses this 'Private Secretary' dress by Kay Windsor for the look career girls love." Vanity Fair bought Kay Windsor, but the line was discontinued in 1982. I think this dress is so charming and very snuggly, since it's made of wool. Bonus: It has pockets! I wonder what secretary wore this?