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A blog dedicated to the The Mid Century Modern era, approximately 1945-1975. Posts will feature real estate (residential and commercial) designs, fashion and furnishings from that era. Couture Academy projects will be highlighted at least once a month if not more. Enjoy! 

Typewriter Daily: Leave It to Beaver's Typewriter, The New Yorker, Stan & Ollie



 Courtesy: Thom Bray/Facebook

Have you seen Stan & Ollie? Me neither. But the is a lot of typing action in it. And this letter you see above is an actual letter that Stan Laurel wrote after he retired. 

That's it for now. Type up a great day. 


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Typewriter Daily: George H.W. Bush and Typewriters


 USS Alabama Museum 

 I'm writing this blog post while the funeral for President George H. W. Bush is airing live. It's so cool to see both Democrats and Republicans seated next to each other, although Michelle Obama looks a little uncomfortable. 

Anyhow, this got me thinking of Bush 41's connection to typewriters. Of course, he typed on typewriters as most of his generation did. He likely began typing as a child. He was most certainly using them by the time he was on the editorial board for the student newspaper at Phillips Academy. 

It's hard to know exactly what manual typewriters Bush Sr. might have used while in the Navy on the USS Jacinto. As an aviator, he might have not have used them at all. We do know the military requisitioned typewriters nationwide during World War II. You can find pictures online of Americans donating their typewriters for "The Cause" during that time. For a better idea of what Bush might have typed on while he was...

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Welcome to Mid Century Moderne!



 Welcome to my website, midcenturymoderne (the extra e is mine). My site (mid century modern with an extra e) will be largely devoted to all design-related aspects of the Mid Century Modern era, which runs roughly from about 1945 to 1975. I will be writing about fashions, home decor, buildings (commercial and residential) during that era. It's one of my most favorite eras largely because it wasn't all that long ago. 

That's not all. Looking from the vantage point of 2018, the Mid Century Modern era seems relatively peaceful. Mass shootings were not rampant, children played in the alley. People still talked to each other (stay-at-home moms talked over the fence. Really) You had to pick up the phone to talk to others. There was no texting. Personal computers were none existent. You typed on typewriters for school, work, personal correspondence. 

The emphasis on the personal is one reason why typewriters have really appealed to me. (Yes, I'm aware Tom...

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