Monday, August 22, 2016

Vintage Advertising - Pyrex


This is not an advertising angle that would appeal to me, but...autres temps etcetera. From the Australian Women's Weekly, March 1941.

4 comments:

Bunnykins said...

File this one under "Don't get me started."

Shay said...

:-p

magpiestitcher said...

Australia was known as a "man's country" - really, white man's country, but that's a separate issue - even longer than the US. Up until comparatively recently ('50's, anyway) it was absolutely unacceptable for a woman to go into a bar, even with her husband, among other things. But I'm surprised they got away with an ad like that once women had gone into the military auxiliaries . . . or maybe it was in reaction to the women's auxiliaries?

Bunnykins said...

Maplestitcher - Oz isn't alone in that. Similar bar/tavern rules in Canada. And, we just got our gender inclusive version of the national anthem back after 100 years. Changed due to WWI and (gasp) women demonstrating for the right to vote after having been declared 'persons' under the law by a UK court, but that's another story.