Well, he is evidently doing it comfortably.
My dad wore union suits in the winter time.
I have heard of other guys that wore them year round.
L.E. on 7th August 2020 @ 7:09am
fond memories of the paris fair "money things" on a wire that went from the sales floor up to a cashier who made the change and then sent the container back down to the salesman.....cute cats and use of "k's.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 7th August 2020 @ 8:00am
I remember the change making system mentioned by Arlen in all J C Penny stores, later replaced by vacuum tubes. Security and accuracy having all cash located in one location and handled by few.
Kenn on 7th August 2020 @ 9:06am
I suppose Union Suits made more sense before most indoor spaces were heated.
ArthurB on 7th August 2020 @ 10:11am
Is that a zipper to get into that body suit? It evidently has a vest too. And assuming it is made of cotton, it will stretch and bag.
nels on 7th August 2020 @ 10:14am
Arlen, among the pictures recently given to the museum by the HR News (and there are MANY) is a picture of Myrtle Nance being on the receiving end of those "money things" on the mezzanine of Paris Fair. Do you remember the X-ray (probably not correct term) machine by door where you could see bones in your feet and if your shoes fit?
cg on 7th August 2020 @ 3:47pm
Some history of the White Cat Brand: Evidently known today as Jockey.
"...Cooper hired Joseph C. Leyendecker, illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post, to create the "Man on the Bag" image… a staple of the company's brand identity and a classic American advertising image...."
L.E. on 7th August 2020 @ 3:51pm
no specific memory of that foot measuring machine CG but I certainly know about them and the dangers they fostered to an unknowning public.
I hope Arthur posts that picture.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 7th August 2020 @ 6:58pm
CG, I remember the foot X-ray machine. They were still using it when I was a young kid.
Bill Seaton on 8th August 2020 @ 1:40pm
It will be some time before I get to processing the HR News photos. The important thing was to find them a home when the newspaper moved to much smaller quarters. The archives have been transferred to the museum's custody but I first have to finish some other work before I start with the new material.
ArthurB on 8th August 2020 @ 5:58pm
The foot x-ray machines were part of Buster Browns sales gimmick. You can check the fit of your shoes using the x-ray/fluoroscope machine.
Dale Nicol on 10th August 2020 @ 7:05am
I used to love to stand and watch the tube money thing go whizzing along. Everytime. I remember Mrs. Vance. The office of the Paris Fair was on the balcony and you could stand on the landing between the first floor and second floor and watch her working with that money thing.... Every time I go through a drive through at the bank and see those tubes I think of the old Paris Fair. I also remember looking at the bones in my feet. The shoe sales man when I was growing up was a man by the name of Jones. He had a daughter Karen, as I recall.
Charlott on 10th August 2020 @ 7:27am
I am amazed at the seam on the back of this suit of underwear. There must be a story somewhere about the designer of this amazing garment.
Also, I am theorizing about the choice of the valise as the trademark, too. But I guess I had better not elucidate my conjectures in mixed company.
Barbara Parsons on 22nd November 2020 @ 5:45pm
Ok. I give up. I am going to ask the question that haunts me
How on earth did the wearer disrobe enough to use the bathroom?And did he have to take off his shirtvand trousers yo execute this maneuver? Have any of you seen a pair of these in actual use? And, as for the trademark, "Man strapping up his package," I am surprised it made it past the censor.
Barbara Parsons on 15th December 2020 @ 12:04pm