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All-American Ads Of The 50S_Jim Heimann_9783836551328_TaschenSKU: 9783836551328 Supplier: TASCHEN Out of stock
Author: Jim Heimann
Format: Hardback | 680 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 255 x 45.72mm | 2,630g
Publication date: 10 Jun 2018
As McCarthyism swept across the United States and capitalism was king, white America enjoyed a feeling of pride and security that was reflected in advertising. Carelessly flooding society with dangerous misinformation, companies in the 50s promoted everything from vacations in Las Vegas, where guests could watch atomic bombs detonate, to cigarettes as healthy mood-enhancers, promoted by a baby who claims his mother feels better after she smokes a Marlboro.
From "The World's Finest Automatic Washer" to the Cadillac which "Gives a Man a New Outlook," you'll find a colorful plethora of ads for just about anything the dollar could buy. Oh, and "Have you noticed how many of your neighbors are using Herman Miller furniture these days?" If only you could really travel back in time and pick up a few chairs for your collection...