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1953 Bell Telephone Ads

PUBLISHED: June 16, 2008

VQR has always carried a few pages of advertising in each issue. One of our long-time advertisers was Bell Telephone. I recently wedged a 1953 volume into a scanner and saved a few of my favorites from the year:

Of the three, one of them is sexist, one is racist, and all are gloriously anachronistic. I especially like the advice to use telephone numbers when calling somebody and the suggestion that you write to Bell to order “an attractive booklet for your telephone numbers.”

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