When we were visiting my parents my mom had me go through all these Better Homes and Gardens she had saved from the late 60's and early 70's. I loved looking at them. They made every food item in a mold. There's just something about a meat mold that doesn't appeal to me. Most of the ads were selling convenience foods (lots of cake and pasta mixes), diet foods, carpeting or more efficient appliances. Take a look at a few of my favorites (although I didn't not remember to take the Flame Thrower ad - a flame stick that was used to trim edges and deice walkways).
This SPAM ad cracks me up. Do you see the SPAM pizza? Oh, yum. Kabobs? They are going out on a limb here trying to make SPAM a little elegant. Can you name SEVEN meats that might be in SPAM? I don't even want to think about it.
They tried to get everyone to fully carpet their bathrooms and kitchens. Who thought this was a good idea? Were the vibrant colors to mask all the stains and mildew? Lots of the kitchen carpets had groovy patterns. Functional?
Above is an article that highlighted foods that travel well. How would you like the person your sitting next to to whip open a sandwich bag with this funky bacon wrapped meat and egg loaf? Think that would travel well? I don't think it would make you very popular with the other people in the airplane.
Crazy get-slim-quick ploys were prevalent. Look at these sweet Trim Jeans. That woman is sitting there leisurely reducing her waist, tummy, hips, and thighs! It's a miracle!
Funny slogans. Don't judge him by his length....But can we judge him by his collar and how many buttons are left undone?
Really, my mother actually HAS these Pyrex dishes. We used the one in the front with the daisy print top several times while I was there. Gotta love the colors. And apparently very durable.