Ads from the Back of a 1967 Needlework & Crafts Magazine
Looking at the ads in the back of old women’s magazines is always interesting. Aside from small changes in the vernacular, the copy in the ad above sounds like it could have been written yesterday, as do the ads for other magic things below.
Underwear design has changed a little. Velcro doesn’t seem amazing anymore, for instance. But I’ve noticed that uncomfortable underwear is back in fashion again.
And we still have the ads for beauty gadgets.
One thing that’s different in these old magazines is the abundance of ads for dubious money-making schemes for strapped housewives.
And there are a few other things that you never see advertised nowadays. Is it still legal to ship live monkeys by mail?
The fashions in the mag are fantastic. I’ll be posting some of the knitting patterns in the near future.