I adore ads from the 50’s. They’re so optimistic. Every product is life-changing and full of promise.
My current apartment is currently smooshed at the bottom of a building that was built in 1917. The windows, plumbing, floor, heat, kitchen, and bathroom are all showing their age. But when I look at these ads, I’m taken by them. I want to live in the world they portray
WHY have we settled for a world full of stainless steel appliances and grey granite countertops? I suppose coming out of the olive-drab world of post-war America, having colors like this available must have been electrifying. I remember my Dad telling me about how my grandmother would insist on owning pink everything. My grandfather fought in two wars and lived in a pink house and drove a pink car for decades. That’s love for you.
I think I’m going to print out copies of these ads and hang them up around my apartment. Or I could just go buy some spray paint. . .