March 4, 1968: “Don’t call them paper dresses,” began a report about a line of disposable dresses that could be reimagined as posters. The one seen here features Cape Kennedy. Another? An Allen Ginsberg poem. “The intent is for pretty young things to buy them on impulse and wear them to the beach or parties,” the reporter wrote. “Matrons, stay away.” Photo: Arthur Brower/The New York Times
I love the idea of the Lively Morgue posts, which combine archival photographs with the more ephemeral scribblings on their reverse. Obviously, the picture I reblog is going to be the one with the rocket in it.