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All-American Ads Of The 50S (Multilingual Edition)

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As McCarthyism swept across the United States and capitalism was king, white America enjoyed a feeling of pride and security that was reflected in advertising. Carelessly flooding society with dangerous misinformation, companies in the 50s promoted everything from vacations in Las Vegas, where guests could watch atomic bombs detonate, to cigarettes as healthy mood-enhancers, promoted by a baby who claims his mother feels better after she smokes a Marlboro.

From The Worlds Finest Automatic Washer to the Cadillac which Gives a Man a New Outlook, youll find a colorful plethora of ads for just about anything the dollar could buy. Oh, and Have you noticed how many of your neighbors are using Herman Miller furniture these days? If only you could really travel back in time and pick up a few chairs for your collection…

Book Author

Jim Heimann

Publisher

Taschen

ISBN

9783836551328

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