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Shopping from 1982: LL Bean

On the subject of heritage garb for women, here is what was available from LL Bean in 1982. What I love about this era of LL Bean is how many items are offered in unisex sizes and colors (seriously…when was the last time you saw a contemporary catalog listing the exact same item, in the …

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Archival Correspondence

QSL cards are used as hard-copy evidence of receiving a fellow wireless radio enthusiast’s signal. Get it? Me neither. There’s a great Wikipedia article on the subject, but I’m just fascinated by the QSL cards. Here are a few from my collection: Some wireless inspiration: Here’s a great French site with a few thousand QSLs. …

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Archival Canoe Cruising

From “Canoe Cruising” by Lieutenant Warren H. Miller: “For the outdoor girl—the man and his wife adventuring wilderness travel for the first time—I could recommend no better selection than a good canoe trip. After one has mastered the rudiments of camping out, has gotten so that he can shelter himself and his from the elements …

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