Saturday, August 28, 2010
I love to browse through old magazines and catalogs. There is usually a treasure-trove of information to be found.
It's like looking into a time capsule and discovering what 'things' were like 'back then' in the old days.
From ads to short stories, these mags cover everything that were deemed important and fashionable for that time.
Today, we find those values, and ways of communicating those values, as amusing....to say the least!
I think we are where we are today because of the past and everything it stood for. They call it progress and hopefully we have learned from the past.
But, those ads are still a riot!
I wonder if women were really that gullible and naive. I guess the culture at the time certainly didn't entertain the notion that women can think and make decisions on their own.
But the ads in these mags reflect the times in which they were published.
Mind you, things were a lot simpler and cheaper!?
I figure we have progressed somewhat. What do you think?