Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Coolerator

Another ad from Woman's Day, Jan. 1946. Women couldn't wait to get the latest appliances in the post-war era. The artist is Gladys Parker of Mopsy and Flapper Fanny fame. The porter and his dialect speech are reminders that African-Americans were still routinely caricatured in print, radio and the movies, reflecting their continuing segregation in American life. In 17 years, A. Philip Randolph, famed black leader of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, would organize the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech.

No comments:

Post a Comment