Category Archives: Miscellaneous
As American as fake grass.
Pictured: Ithaca Senior High School and its glass walls of freedom, designed by Perkins & Will. The text, below, should be read while rousing patriotic music swells in the background.
The famed sprawling retirement community opened for business on January 1, 1960 on the site of a former ghost town. The opening weekend drew a huge crowd of 100,000 looky-loos. The text, below.
Helps get you to your air raid shelter during the Blitz. Interesting WWII situation incorporated into an American ad.
“Gleaming exteriors sheath a world of spacious living comfort.” I thought this might be a tie-in with Lucy and Desi’s “Long, Long Trailer” movie (released in 1953, the year of this ad), and it seems it is.