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My constipation worries are over!

From an ad in a 1959 Cosmopolitan magazine. Horseback riding has many benefits.

♬ Standin’ on your mama’s porch,
You told me that you’d wait forever.
Oh, and when you held my hand,
My constipation worries are over!
Those were the best days of my life.
Oh, yeah.
Back in the summer of ’59, oh.

— If Bryan Adams has written about a decade earlier

Damien Thorn? Total wuss.

At first glance, this is just another stereotypical late-1950s magazine ad.

Blue Bell Clothes, 1959

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Except for Brady-Bunch Orange, all the worst late-60s colors in one late-60s GE ad!

Thanks to growing up in North Dakota — where nobody got rid of perfectly-good appliances until they stopped working, exploded, caught fire or got skunked by an actual skunk — I am very familiar with Avocado and Harvest (called “Harvest Gold”* in my neck of the woods). On the other hand, I only have fleeting memories of Woodhue, Frost White and Mist Blue after seeing them here, and the latter two mostly just remind me of those long-expired pastel mints that elderly relatives always had somewhere in their house in a decorative glass container. [shudder]

*I have been informed that Harvest Gold is darker than simply Harvest, but still lighter than the infamous Harvest Black.

Ad of Yore: General Electric Air Conditioner full-page print advertisement from a 1969 Look magazine

Ad of Yore: General Electric Air Conditioner full-page print advertisement from a 1969 Look magazine

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Now you too can perspire with the slightest exertion!

Ad of Yore: Print advertisement from a 1973 Charlton comic book

Ad of Yore: Print advertisement from a 1973 Charlton comic book

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Ideal for decorating all your things with meaning.

Wow!

Ad of Yore: Print advertisement from a 1973 Charlton comic book
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