Follies of the Madmen #482

A kind of housewife voodoo.

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jul 10, 2020
     Category: Business | Advertising | Appliances | 1950s | Christmas

Housewives wanting vacuum cleaners for Christmas is so very '50s.
Posted by ges on 07/10/20 at 03:15 PM
In all fairness, the gifts shown for husbands were razors, clocks, and sweaters.

I wonder what one of those little vacuum cleaner models go for in the collectors' market these days. I bet not many were actually given out, and fewer survived. OTOH, appliance models probably aren't all that popular.
Posted by Phideaux on 07/10/20 at 04:48 PM

It is a neat little thing, isn't it. Maybe it was more popular than I thought.
Posted by Phideaux on 07/11/20 at 07:21 PM
I wonder how many housewives really wanted vacuum cleaners for Christmas...

“Merry Christmas, honey. Now get to work!!”
Posted by Brian on 07/13/20 at 09:28 AM
On the Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman TV show, Garth Gimbel (Martin Mull) gave his wife a mop and bucket for Christmas.
Posted by ges on 07/13/20 at 01:15 PM
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