Here's another of the series of glass lantern slides we recently uncovered. They were shown in the 1920s in a local movie theater while the audience was waiting for the show. They offer a charming view into 1920s fashion and advertising art.
The original company to manufacture Dr. Denton's opened shop in 1865.
First question how flame retardant was this product? Doubtful!!!!!
There was no Dr. Denton. A man by the name of Whitley Denton, an employee of the company based in Centerville, Michigan came up with the original design for this sleeper. Thus the name Denton, but to make the market more intriguing they put the Dr. in front of Denton, to give the impression that a doctor had approved of this garment. Naturally this would appeal to mothers concerned about their childrens sleepers.
Charlott on 16th September 2011 @ 7:14am
The original footsies!
NancyR on 16th September 2011 @ 8:01am
Cute, yes the original footsie. My first thought, as Charlott mentioned, this garment was well before they treated with 'flame retardant'. Which is definitely more 'healthful' in my opinion....
James Holloway on 16th September 2011 @ 9:29am
How many of you remember the rubber buttons and the enclosed foot covers as well as the thick cotten material. Almost a light weight sleeping bag. Great product ! !
Bill Pattison on 8th October 2011 @ 7:15pm