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One of my favorite vintage ads

What's not to like?

I used this as one of my earliest posts back when The Slice Blog was first stumbling out of gate almost three years ago.

I love stuff that says “This has been a real city for a long time.”

Giant woman of the Northwest

This ad basically says American women will want new refrigerators after World War II and Philco will be happy to provide them.

Why does she seem so delighted?

Maybe she's still tingling.

Perhaps this is what used to be known as premarital horseplay.

Another favorite vintage ad

The guy who came up with that slogan earned his pay that day.

Yes, I realize it could have been a woman.

One of my favorite vintage ads

And it's not just because Spokane is in the list of cities.

She is a little scary

Didn't Don Draper handle the Lucky Strike account?

A 20th century back-to-school look

Ever wear anything like this?

Did the pants make a whoosh-whoosh sound when you walked?

Where the heck does she have her hand?

On his belt maybe. But good grief. Who puts a hand there?

OK, perhaps it is on the railing. So never mind. 

It’s interesting that she gets to drive

Considering the era, that's pretty bold.

But maybe he's drunk.

Let’s play “Where is his hand?”

A) Holding another bottle of Pepsi. B) Somewhere that reflects that he is, in fact, thinking young. C) Somewhere harmless. D) Poised gently atop her bra clasp. E) Scratching his knee. F) In some gentlemanly no-man's land. G) Softly wiping excess hair cream on the back of her skirt. H) Sliding into third base. I) Other.

Isn’t the top picture a bit deceptive?

OK, I guess the top picture is promoting pool toys. But when I first looked at this, I thought it was being suggested that the scene was from a yard pool. 

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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