"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vintage Ad of the Day

While I'm not entirely sure what's going on in this picture, I can guess that you would NEVER see an image of a woman looking quite so uncomfortable holding a baby in an advertisement:


Copy reads:
Sero designs in DACRON
A poised performer -- the distinguished Bristol collar -- in an exclusive checkpoint pattern that swings with sophistication. The pink of perfection -- deftly tailored with Sero's distinctive "long-point" collar and neat, trim body lines. In no-iron Sero-press of 65% Dacron Polyester 35% combed cotton. Also available in blue and gold as shown.



Unapologetically Mundane said...

What I love is that while the guy is clearly uncomfortable with the kid, the "pleasure of pink" beside him definitely sounds sexual.

Tracey said...

I know, right? That message with that image could be taken soooo many ways.

Is it that the "pleasure of pink" results in the babies? Or are babies the "pleasure of pink", because of their soft, pinky skin? Or is it that babies are decidedly not pleasurable, but you can still enjoy pink by buying this pink shirt?

So weird.