I was doing some research in the National Library a while ago on the early editions of a major women's magazine and developed a fascination for the advertisements used in the 50s in particular. Clearly after the war, females needed putting in their place (given they capably took on most jobs while men were off fighting and had to give them up on their return from war).
These ads had me shaking my head....I wonder what people in 50 years time will be saying about today's advertising and our place in society.
|Babies drinking cola? Surely not..|
|This one is my personal favourite...if you cannot read the print let me know and I will include it here ...you wouldn't believe they could get away with putting it in print....|
What do you think? Does it surprise you too?