The best vintage finds of my week were the ads in Ladies’ Monthly, a late-Victorian women’s magazine published in Toronto. I found it on microfilm just by chance, while poking around in the library filing cabinets. The public ones I mean, I wasn’t snooping in the back. There is all sorts of stuff in libraries that mostly just sits there, and no one much pays it any attention. It is such fun when one of those things turns out to be crammed with gloriously loopy ads. Chatelaine magazine is wonderful too, only the microfilm is SO dark…I will either have to hunt down the originals or else just edit and Picnik them as best I can. The latter probably, there are a couple that are just so good I have to share them with you soon!
All right, deep cleansing breaths. Centering self in non-retro way. Carrying on with Vintage Thingies Thursday, thanks to the Apron Queen who rules the VT Thursday most benificently. Today she has a fabulous 1950s ad for a washer/wringer/dryer that even a man can use!
Well, here’s a mop for him after he finishes up the laundry.
I like the design of this mop. And having “a well-regulated household” would also be a big plus. All for fifty cents too! I’m going to march right down to Canadian Tire and demand a TARBOX. “I will TAKE NO OTHER,” I’ll say, as I hand over fifty cents.
Yeah, that’ll work.