We’re delving back into the uncharted waters of old-timey print advertisements, and what we’re digging up should probably surprise you. But since you’ve seen some of the other print advertisements I’ve dug up in past articles, you probably won’t be surprised.
Ah, old timey print advertisements. It was a simpler time, where a man believed killing his Secretary was acceptable, women dreamed of wearing their bra (and only their bra) to work (and were fine with it!), and typewriters were advertised as not chipping nail polish.
But why shouldn’t we?
My latest at Retroist will either make you grateful your parents didn’t try this at home…or make you cringe at horrifying memories.
Oh, and…hope you like earworms. Because Vic snuck one in, and well…yeah, it’s stuck in my head.
It involves this.
Old Timey Christmas Print Ads That Really Exist! (Originally Published December 9, 2014)
Allison Looks At More Old Timey Print Ads! (Originally Published January 2, 2015)
Old Timey Print Ads: The Father’s Day Edition (Originally Published June 21, 2015)
I know what you’re thinking.
“That Allison, she’s running out of ideas.”
That Allison resents the thought.
That Allison actually had this on her computer:
Oh yes, she does. Because when you find material you enjoy writing about, why not have an entire folder dedicated to it?
Happy Father’s Day!
I hope you are enjoying your day as a dad, stepdad, grandfather, uncle dad-type figure!
One of the most difficult things I’ve come across when trying to come up with a Father’s Day-themed article was the lack of source material. Sure, there are television shows and movies about fathers, but in my experience, Lifetime movie blocks usually shine a bad light on dear old dad. I mean, don’t get me wrong, they do show one or two positive films about a daddy stepping up to the plate, but this year, they’re not even showing any Father-themed films on either of its networks.
When did not showing that block become a thing?