Nylon Stockings, 1950s

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    The first use of Nylon fiber, developed in 1938, was as "artificial silk" stockings in 1942. During WWII all Nylon was used in war effort, and women craving for stockings had to wait the end of hostilities. In 1945 they finally returned to the market, causing long lines around department stores, havoc and riots and the police had to use force to control the mob.
    These were made in Brazil in the 1950s, using DuPont 6.6 Nylon.

    Dr Joolz, Geir Drabløs, suzysputnik, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. bill barber 91 months ago | reply

      Very finely exhibited, and interesting story as usual

    2. TinTrunk 91 months ago | reply

      I agree. Your photos are always so beautifully composed, galessa.

      I am looking forward to the day when galessa's definitive book of plastics comes out - a nice big, glossy coffee table book please! - and I'll certainly treat myself to a copy.

    3. galessa's plastics 91 months ago | reply

      ok, trevira, your wish is my command. thick, colorful and glossy!
      you will be invited to review the contents and the english version, of course.

    4. TinTrunk 91 months ago | reply

      Ha ha! I used to be a proof reader so I can proof read it for you if you like (and offer very tactful corrections)!

    5. galessa's plastics 91 months ago | reply

      do me a favor and correct me anytime my english gets too incomprehensible...

    6. Opal in the rough 91 months ago | reply

      i hate wearing nylons. to think there were riots in order to obtain such an item seems unreal to me.

    7. srk1941 90 months ago | reply

      You have perfect English, what're you talking about?

      I want to pre-order a copy of the book please...

    8. galessa's plastics 90 months ago | reply

      you would not believe the problems I got with prepositions!
      the book is almost done, but the editors gave the project up (after having paid me part of the money!), so I have to look for others. I am also looking for a agent to try to publish it in USA... are you tempted?

    9. srk1941 90 months ago | reply

      why would they give up on this, it seems like a perfect project?

      I don't know any book agents, but have friends that have book agents, I'll ask some questions...

    10. ® GordonPym 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Sexy Tan Stockings (women only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. BiTanya1972 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hosiery Candid, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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