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What's old is, well it's old

  1. Apr 17, 2010 #1

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    I was just looking through a great book on 1960's advertisements called "The Golden Age of Advertisements -the 60's", and thought some members might remember somne of these things.

    Top of the line "accounting machine"
    [PLAIN]http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4720/cuttingedgeaccountingma.jpg [Broken]

    Bleeding edge computer.
    [PLAIN]http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/910/bleedingedgecomputer.jpg [Broken]

    Calculators
    [PLAIN]http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/4060/portablecalculator.jpg [Broken]
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2010 #2

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    Can't let the Soviets win.

    [PLAIN]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/8627/sovietus.jpg [Broken]

    Gotta have rockets.

    [PLAIN]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7551/rocketsb.jpg [Broken]

    Emergency phone service (no, we didn't have cell phones).

    [PLAIN]http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/5277/enmergencytelephone.jpg [Broken]
     
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  4. Apr 17, 2010 #3

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    No wonder people did drugs in the 60's. If I was a teenager living in that time with THAT technology I would be depressed :yuck:
     
  5. Apr 17, 2010 #4

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    Actually no, you would love your stereo tape recorder and color TV (you know, neighbors still have BW).
     
  6. Apr 17, 2010 #5

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    One weird thing about America, the design of stoves and washing machines stopped around 1960.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2010 #6

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    In the 60's women could wear their torpedo bras while chariot driving.

    [PLAIN]http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3982/maidenformbra.jpg [Broken]
     
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  8. Apr 17, 2010 #7

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    These ads are like trips down memory lane. Burroughs computers, Hughes still in aerospace...
     
  9. Apr 17, 2010 #8

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    Now we can wear them for all activities! I'm so glad to be alive now.

    That's a great ad!
     
  10. Apr 17, 2010 #9

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    My grandparents had the first color TV in town - before there were broadcast shows in color, here. There weren't many shows in color even a few years later, so when I stayed with them, I'd channel-surf to see if I could find something in color. Good exercise - get off the couch, walk over to the TV and rotate the tuner-knob through the 3 channels that we could get up here.

    When I was visiting, I was my grandparents' "remote".
     
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  11. Apr 17, 2010 #10

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    Thinking back on my grand-parents' place, I remember so much odd stuff. For instance, Waterfall living-room sets were sold in color-mismatched sets. Very heavy couches and easy chairs with grooved wood covering the arms and the front ends of the furniture. It was very fashionable. You'd get a couch and a chair in either red or blue, and the other easy chair in the other color. My Gram picked blue/blue with the red accent chair. She was a cook for the Kennebec log drive and my grandfather maintained their tug-boats, and wrenched heavy-equipment in his own shop, so they lived pretty well (for this area, anyway). At one time, he employed my wife's father as a helper in the heavy-equipment business, about 50 years before I met her.
     
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    I knew something was missing while I drove my chariot.

    Something that interests me about print advertising back then is how much more text was involved. There was plenty to read in the ads.
     
  14. Apr 17, 2010 #13

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    The 50's and 60's, don't get me started, in one word, idyllic.

    I lived in an absolute kid heaven. Just on the edge of town so we could walk to a store or play in open fields bordered by a swimmable, fishable river. Our neighborhood had been a orchard a decade before so we had Apple, Cheery, Walnut and (in the neighbors yard) Filbert trees, all climbable and fruit bearing. This was in the Pacific Northwest where our summer days were long and beautiful, we don't even have thunderstorms to dampen our spirits.

    I feel sorry for you modern day kids who are not able, and do not know how to, have fun outside. Since this was long before air conditioners or, for that matter, insulation. Houses were unbearable hot in the summer, so we stayed out for as long as mom would let us stay. TV was not much of a draw, unlike Turbo we did not have need for a "remote". You don't do much channel surfing when you only get 1 channel.

    We did have a portable radio with a ear bud, it was a crystal set and just barely picked up our local AM rock and roll station. Which BTW, went off air at sunset.
     
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