Aug 02 2008
As I mentioned on Wednesday, the Internet Archive’s Prelinger Archive may prove a really rich source for you over the semester.
Note: The videos may take a minute or so to load.
There is “In the Suburbs,” a 1957 advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
Download In the Suburbs
Here is a reel of classic 50s and 60s television commercials.
Download Television Commercials 1950s-1960s
Or the two part series “Consumers Want to Know” from 1960.
Download Consumers Want to Know, Part 1
Or even the strangely bizarre and gendered “Consuming Women” (1967).
Download Consuming Women
Or this 1955 gem “A Word to the Wives” about two women who trick their husbands into buying a new kitchen.
Download A Word to the Wives
Anyway, enjoy the Archive.
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