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This patriotic wartime advertisement for the textile manufacturer Kendall Mills underscores the importance of women’s work on the home front during World War Two. The opening paragraph reads: “Women’s nimble fingers are converting mountains of Kendall fabrics into vital finished … Continue reading
This is a new twist on the cheerful granny advertisements I have found in earlier years. As in the ads from 1932, and 1943, the grandmother is depicted inside of the family. However, this ad in Ebony magazine shows an … Continue reading
As in the previous decade, the image of the cheerful granny was a favorite for advertisers. This ad shows the members of a multi-generational household happily growing and storing food from their victory garden. It attempts to convince readers that … Continue reading
Here is a cheerful granny in real life, Bridget McGoff, the grandmother of my friend Chris. Born in Ireland in 1857, she immigrated to the US in 1880 and lived most of her life in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She not only … Continue reading