All-American Ads of the 50s


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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 World’s Finest Automatic Washer” to the Cadillac which “Gives a Man a New Outlook,” you’ll 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…

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Weight 2604 g
Dimensions 20.5 x 26.4 cm
Publisher name TASCHEN
Publication date 10 June 2018
Number of pages 640
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Jim Heimann
Dimensions 20.5 x 26.4 cm
Weight 2604 g


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