Don’t kill your wife with work

A 1936 advertising appeal to householders in Willesden, Middlesex, England. [source: Newsweek - Apr 11, 1936]

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Aug 05, 2013
     Category: Advertising | Wives | 1930s

And 30,000 of the king's men.....
Sounds like a plan!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/05/13 at 09:15 AM
I'm fairly sure there was an old Henny Youngman bit about this. "I got her an electric stove and an electric toaster and an electric coffee pot and an electric can opener and an electric iron and an electric mixer. My wife had so many electric doodads she didn't have anywhere to sit down. So I got her an electric chair. Take my wife, PLEASE"
Posted by Ross on 08/05/13 at 12:19 PM
In the same vein: "Illiterate? Write For Free Help."

Was the "Illiterate" sign an actual sign or just an apocryphal story poking fun at bureaucrats? I don't know but the sentiment about people who don't think when creating a slogan seems appropriate when examining this sign.
Posted by KDP on 08/05/13 at 12:44 PM
Illiterate, my parents were married Buster!
Posted by BMN on 08/05/13 at 03:13 PM
Looks real to me!
Posted by Captain DaFt on 08/06/13 at 09:25 PM
That is too funny! The illiteracy billboard is a trip too. Sometimes people just coast along with their brains in neutral.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/07/13 at 08:32 AM
My wife saw a sign at a theater that a psychic had to cancel a show due to "unforseen circumstances". She only regrets not getting a copy of the sign.
Posted by Dave on 08/07/13 at 09:29 AM
"Why kill wives with washing, too? We'll do the dirty work for you! Just send for our free booklet." - Send For Our Free Booklet (Tom Stacks vocal) 3-20-1930, New York, New York; Brunswick - American, German; Six Jumping Jacks (Harry Reser)
Posted by Eoin on 08/10/13 at 10:50 AM
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