Photo documentation of their work from 1936 till 1980. This archive of vintage photographs shows the ingenuity of our testers and traces American consumer products over the decades.
Getting a permanent wave is “almost a national pastime” and the price has dropped to a dollar. But beware of shops that cut corners: “The felt pads between the curlers and her head… can be excellent carriers of scalp disease.”
I quite liked Gaylord the Pup, a mechanical basset tested in 1963.
Via Jaf Project.