Friday, April 06, 2007

Happy Easter from EveryWoman's...At the same backyard sale that I bought the mother lode of Women's Household magazines , I was reminded by my friend, Dan D., that at that same sale he'd picked up a few women's magazines with the awkward title Everywoman's. They were from the 50s and a much slicker publication (and for only 7 cents!). He lent them to me a while back, and they just happened to be Easter issues... so I thought I'd share some tasty tidbits... The major difference between this and Women's Household is that the crafters are not as ramshackled and would take a bit of work to put them together.

And second unlike WH Magazine... the articles are boring, but the ads are fantastic...

When did they stop touting egg as a way to make your hair shiny?

When did people stop having phone envy? And how odd to see an ad about toilet paper that doesn't mention a toilet and barely the paper... this makes it look like it's used exclusively for doing up your hair... Regardless the illustration is beautiful...
And finally, Think Pink...

THINK PINK This Easter... Happy Bunny Day!

1 comment:

Aaron said...

I loved the print ads from the pre-1980s era (when they were just selling stuff, and not patronizing us or playing "mind games"). The social anxiety ads (like "Tab" and other things designed to make us more socially acceptable) were the only ones to do that back then.

Now they all do.

Great photos, too...