Historical Essay

1930s Permanent Wave Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Frederics permanent wave machine used in Crisella's Beauty Shop in Blanchardville, Wisconsin, late 1930s. (Museum object #1986.79.2)

Date: 1944-01-02 

Description: Robert Doyle's caption reads, "Wisconsin artillerymen hold Japanese caps they found a few minutes after landing at Saidor, New Guinea. Left to right are Wa...

Date: 1943-12-17 

Description: Lieutenant Richard Prentis of Detroit, Michigan, chats with Dixon Brown about his lava-lava, an indigenous kilt-like garment. Brown is smoking a pipe. Brow...

Date: 1943-12-08 

Description: A group of six young indigenous women posed seated on the ground. They are wearing grass skirts and flowers in their hair. The woman in front is holding a...

Date: 1943-12-14 

Description: Four Star General Douglas MacArthur chats with Lieutenant Mildred McCausland of Wakefield, Rhode Island, during a tour on Goodenough Island, in the Solomon...

Date: 1943-12-26 

Description: Mopping up after the bombardment of Cape Gloucester while the American cruiser returns to base are: (left to right, all shirtless) Seaman 2nd Class Dominic...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a woman wearing glasses and white shirt and a teased hairstyle. This image comes from the papers of Dorothy Zellner, civil rights activist and SNCC...


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