Vintage Maytag Ad
I LOVE library book sales. I find the most interesting books that would have never come my way had I not gone to the book sale.
At a recent library book sale I purchased the book Wuthering Heights, printed in 1943 (stunningly illustrated with wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg). Folded up inside was the original Book of The Month Club card and a magazine article about the authors and the engravings.
This Maytag Adverstisement was just an added bonus included on a page with the magazine article.
This is amazing to me. It was 1943, during WWII, and shows a man washing clothes by hand while the woman walks out of the door with a lunch pale in her hand. Noted below – Maytag explains why they can’t sell you a Maytag right now – they’re busy doing their part for the war effort – but they’ll be back making washing machines when it’s over.
Personally, I own a Maytag.
For collage I also picked up The Civil War Songbook, Postcard Views of Louisville and a few antique books that had beautiful cloth embossed covers ($2 ea).
Most of the books I purchase at this sale are for repurposing. Some I can’t bear to change, like the Wuthering Heights book with it’s engravings.