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Once married, the rules for a woman were pretty straightforward as well. Quit your job and have babies. Husbands didn't care because they didn't like the idea of wives earning money. That was a man's job. And it wasn't simply a cliche; men really did believe a woman's place was in the kitchen or the bedroom.
I've had laundry days like this, too! :) vintage towels laundry 1950s homemaker housewife
This ad. I cannot even find the words. I think this one ad has perfectly encapsulated everything we find hilarious about 1950s advertising. These kids are just so wholesome and... well, swell. There they are with their soda-pop they're sharing, looking into each others eyes while eating weiners. And the slogan. Just plain funny. This ad wins.
Magazine illustration, 1954, English School, (20th century) Private Collection / The Advertising Archives / Bridgeman