The Liquid Stockings Craze of the 1940s

Adolf Hitler’s vision of an Aryan future didn’t just include fair-skinned people with blond hair—it also included women sans makeup. He even demanded women visiting his country retreat “avoid excessive cosmetics, avoid red lipstick, and on no account, ever, are they to color their nails.”¹ That’s an aesthetic white conservatives continue to idolize today. But

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