When Woolloongabba was Wattle Scented

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mother Needs an Aspirin and a Cup of Tea! 1954

In recent years Aspirin has been reinvented as a treatment for the prevention of heart disease, in the 1950's it was marketed as a cure all for housewives. The main illustration in the advertisement above is comic like, while the smaller image of the woman lounging seems a little dark and creepy. Cup of tea, a packet of Aspro and cigarette billowing smoke on the stand ashtray, looks well self-medicated. No wonder that  smile on her face.

1954 'Advertising.', The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933-1954), 16 September, p. 7, viewed 27 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50615479

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