The first in our series of cruddy Christmas ads from yesteryear.
I’ve long held that if you really want to know what was going on during any period of American history, grab some old magazines. Don’t bother with the articles — check out the advertisements. That’s where you’ll learn how we really felt about each other.
Take this ad for Gem safety razors, for example. Obviously what’s going on here is that the missus is concerned that her gift of razor blades just isn’t enough. Perhaps her hubby would prefer socks, for example, or a new dicky. And as for the mister, he’s obviously so touched that he can’t look his wife in the eye.
That’s what’s going on here, right? Right?