Monday, October 24, 2016

Vintage Advertising - Colgate's Talc Powder

From Woman's Home Companion, April, 1915.  Six months' worth at Google Books.  Wish talcum powder still came in pretty painted cans like this.


Lady Anne said...

Notice the pink bow on the cradle, and the fact that baby is referred to as "him"? Even as late as the 1950s, pink was considered a very "Forward" colour and suited for boys. Light blue was considered more demure and more suitable for little girls.

Shay said...

Yes, I remember reading something in "Modern Priscilla" from the 20's that pink was considered the bolder color.