Thursday, 12 November 2015

The way we lived in 1949


An occasional series showing adverts in the year I was born.

It was ten years since the last world war began and only 4 years since it ended.

And reflecting on that decade Picture Post issued a special edition in which this advert appeared.

 In 1949 washing machines were still an item which few could afford or obtain. I don’t think we were to get our first one for another five years and when we did it was one of those Service machines which included an electric mangle.

 And to celebrate that it was the year I was born I shall be posting more adverts from 1949.

Picture; from the collection of Andrew Simpson

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