Lately I've had this fascination with vintage ads- mostly because it says so much about societal views at the time of their being printed. It's an interesting commentary on the "old school" way of thinking. Also, how much propoganda (in terms of marketing an idea or product) affected the US especially during the mid-twentieth century. I am taken back at how blatently sexist some of these are- I respect the women who continuously fought for our rights during this period of time.
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