Wednesday, 30 May 2012


This advert from a 1950s 'Practical Householder' magazine shows its age in so many ways. Not only do we see the wife in her frilly apron and her hubby doing DIY wearing a shirt and tie (one must be properly dressed at all times!), but the poor fool is sawing up asbestos board (without a mask) in order to HIDE a roll-top bath!
Fashion is a fickle mistress...
(I also love the way he goes to the DIY shop dressed like a secret agent.)

1 comment:

Jane Housham said...

Very interesting (and cool) ad, but it does make me wonder what wonderful things we have today are just grim timebombs waiting to explode when future people find out how bad they are for us.