Category:
Domestic

Numbered Towels for Hygiene

Somehow this reminds me of the set of seven panties with the days of the week embroidered on them.

I could not find such a product still commercially available, but I did find a DIY version.



Original ad here.



Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 14, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Domestic, Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #307



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 15, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Domestic, Wives, 1930s

House Call from Faux Dress Fitter

Despite all the contemporary tales of ingenious upskirt photographers and toilet-cam operators, I don't believe anyone has recently utilized the "free dress comes with home fitting service" routine.




Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 23, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Annoying Things, Crime, Domestic, Sexuality, 1950s

Lush Head Woman



"Get a lush head woman and lose your health!"

Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 25, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Domestic, Music, 1940s, Alcohol

Mr. Omelet



I am very sad that the original "Mr. Omelet" pan which debuted in 1976 has been rechristened as simply "Rolled Omelet" pan, and lost its wooden handle.





I am even sadder that I can learn nothing about its illustrious inventor, Robert S. Bardin, and that the only image I have of him is a featureless smudge.



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Nov 09, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, Inventions, 1970s

Mystery Illustration 26

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What domestic problem is this couple undergoing? Halitosis? Bad coffee? Visit by mother-in-law?

The answer is here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 24, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Domestic, Advertising, Husbands, Wives, 1940s

Hat Styles From the Kitchen

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 09, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Domestic, Surrealism, Headgear, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #275

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 19, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Hygiene, Hermits, 1960s, 1970s

Follies of the Madmen #272

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Please spend half a minute to contemplate the subtext of this imagery. A pagan housewife (prefiguring BEWITCHED?) performs black magic to seduce and beguile a priest, with hubby nowhere in sight. Happens in 1950s suburbia every Sunday.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 17, 2016 - Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Food, Mass Transit, Religion, 1950s

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