• Looking Good: Dime-Store Fashions

    13 days ago - By Life

    The most famous story in the Aug. 8, 1949 issue of LIFE magazine introduced America to an artist named Jackson Pollock , posing the question, “Is this the most famous living painter in the United States?” A few pages away, the magazine also ran an unrelated story which included images from the Museum of Modern Art -with the point of these photos being how sophisticated a model could look outfitted in clothes bought at a five-and-ten.
    The low-cost variety store had been around since the late 1800s and took off as a retail concept in the middle of the 20th century. LIFE's story celebrated...
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