26 Feb 2011

SATURDAY FUN - Old Advertisings

I found again a few ads from the past ....

Dream times for men !

I think meanwhile we changed haven't we ?

"nervousness or nervous exhaustion, sleeplessness, hysteria, headache, neuralgia, backache, pain, epilepsy, spasms, fits, and St. Vitus' dance". Unfortunately doesn't exist anymore since 1960.

McNeil Butisol Sodium
Brand name for butabarbital. "Mabel is unstable...it's 'that time' in her life. To see her through the menopause, there's gentle 'daytime sedation' in Butisol Sodium."


Ann said...

I will be useless for anything after working too hard. LOL
I am a modern wife who is in love with her computer.

Gledwood said...

it's good to know women knew their place in those days. and their place was behind a sink full of sparkling clean dishes!

Maribeth said...

Hilarious! But strange too, that women thought that this stuff was good.

Kay L. Davies said...

The harder she works, the cuter she looks! Good grief! Women were such victims in those days, especially with all the advertising directed against them (written by men)!! That "Mabel is unstable" makes my skin crawl.
I did laugh at the ad for household appliances for Christmas. :~)
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ozkatt said...

Ye gods! Can you imagine those ads these days? The advertising agency (male) personnel would be lynched...lol!

Linens and Royals said...

No wonder Mabel is unstable, she was given one appliance too many for christmas.

A Lady's Life said...

I think people were better in my Mom's time. So were the products they used.
We had Tony back then to curl hair and it curled by George Today we use other products and they do nothing.Women used to get up and make themselves pretty before leaving their room and going to bed was equally a designer thing.
My Mom did not want people to find her in disarray if she happened to die at night.
When she did die she was in diapers and pj's on her bed. No negligees and no wigs and no makeup.

diane b said...

And we never complained in those days. Society conditioned us to think this was OK. Well done women liberationists but there is still ways to go.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

Oh, fabulous ads, just love old ads and these ones especially since they're about wives.... lol