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September 15th, 2003

Ephemera Now

Are you mesmerized by mid-century advertising? Do pictures of happy white families from suburbia, USA make you smile and wish for a simpler time that never really existed? Well, you want to check out Ephemera Now, which has some beautiful scans of 1950s advertising, including a great section featuring decor of the 50s (check out this home theater!) and old car ads (this one‘s mighty cool). There are plenty of other ads as well.

(via Pop Culture Junk Mail)

Posted in Pop Culture

FROM: jk
DATE: Monday September 15, 2003 -- 1:06:29 pm
This is so cool! Thank you! I want the Pink Room.

I live for this stuff. I found a decorating book that weighs a ton at a yard sale....I think I paid 50 cents for it and it's full of 1960 decor.

FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday September 15, 2003 -- 1:22:25 pm
Ah... gotta love the Hoover one. What 50's wife WOULDN'T want a vacuum cleaner for Christmas?

And number 44 looks like a prelude to gang rape.

Good stuff.

FROM: marc [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday September 15, 2003 -- 5:45:25 pm
not quite about advertising (and i don't mean to be some sort of corporate shill), but hgtv has a new show starting in october called "hey remember!"

if done well, it seems like it could be a lot of fun.

FROM: Ace High
DATE: Tuesday September 16, 2003 -- 5:54:17 pm
Why does pop culture change so often, especialy youth culture. All this does is help make every generation feel more estranged an alienated from every other. Is this deliberate?

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