History textbooks often skip what life was like for the everyday, average person in the past. One way to really step inside of history it to take a look at vintage advertisements. And because we all need a little humor in our life, I present…drumroll…Throwback Thursdays. Enjoy. Or at least roll your eyes in scorn.
This is great! An exciting advertisement about getting a glamorous job. Independent women have arrived. The 1950’s are past: women (well, single women) can get jobs. Yay!
But wait, the advertisement makes it clear this is really just a great way to meet a husband! After all, “Every Girl should be married.” I’m assuming the sad, almost crying blonde in the bottom corner is at home unhappy because she doesn’t have a husband yet?