Fashion & Beauty

Serious Fun

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Second Chances

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Women wearing orange yoga pants and yellow sneakers

The Yoga Pant Problem

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Women’s Work

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1950s ad for Mum cream deodorant

The Smell of Shame

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Swedish worker inspects nylon stocking, 1954

Synthetic Threads

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Tho-Radia ad

The Secrets of Life

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Robert W. Gore demonstrating the expansion of ePTFE, ca. 1982.

Robert W. Gore

Historical Profile
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The Great Fakes

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Wallace H. Carothers, shown here with neoprene.

Wallace Hume Carothers

Historical Profile

Photographs

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Foster Grant Sunglasses Ad

Plastic Town

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From Burned to Learned

From Burned to Learned

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Recipes and Extracts on Alchemy, Medicine, Metal-Working, Cosmetics, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Wine-Making, and Other Subjects

The Philosophers’ Stove

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The 17-jewel movement of a 1967 Omega Moon watch.

Making Gemstones

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Full-length illustration of a fashionably dressed flapper standing with one hand on her hip and a cigarette in the other hand. A stream of smoke from the cigarette forms a curving, twisting, decorative line.

Counting Calories

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Making Up

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Things We Wear

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