Steam Engines at the Motorenfabrik in Oberursel, Germany in the 1950s

This photo has been contributed by Jack S., who had worked for the 42nd Ordnance (DAS) in Oberursel from January 1954 until January 1955.

Dampflok Motorpool Oberursel 1950s

Jack says, “The engine was used to deliver parts. It was left, and picked up later.”

Their barracks were in the large main building on the second floor, to the right of the main entrance. In front of the building, there was a street car stop. Across the street, there was a taxi stand. Also, across the street was a large open field used as a sheep pasture.

The 42nd Ordnance (DAS) were stationed in the Motorenfabrik, a short distance from Camp King. The difference: Camp King was military intelligence,  but they were the mechanics, who kept the vehicles running.

American Beauty Ad from the 1950s

Going through a bunch of paperwork – yes, autumn is best for that, forget spring cleaning – I found some interesting ads in some 1950s magazines.

Women’s Home Companion ran this advertisement in its March 1955 issue.

Well, this photo provoked immediate images of bound feet in China, of women pressed into corsets, and the like. Then I thought it was a hilarious – a facial bra (note the two straps!).

Nowadays, we can DIY –  roll your tongue back, keep it there for a couple of seconds, then relax. Do this 20 times every day. You, too, will have thrilling new loveliness!

Note: The ad above the photo from The National Humane Society asks the reader to Help Prevent Cruelty.

This beauty aid sold for 2 U.S. Dollars back in 1955.

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