Wednesday, 21 May 2008

From the BBC Hand Book 1928

I have blogged previously about my fascination with reading articles and advertisements from books of a bygone era. I recently laid my hands on the very first BBC Hand Book from 1928 (after having the 1929 edition for a number of years)

Apart from the amazing illustrations which includes a photo of a group of people (all with titles) playing a game of bridge (for broadcast?!) the advert for Hailglass intrigued me, Stating:-

The radio has undoubtedly helped you to keep your husband and boys away from the culb where they thus experience the benefits of your gentle charm and influence, but you must go one step further and make your home comfy and cheerful (and the sentence goes on).

Who says things haven't changed?

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