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Fabulous Formica in the Fifties
1955

"'Picture Pretty"
In this advertisement, a housewife tells how she used "psychology" to get a modernized kitchen:

"He says I'm 'Picture Pretty' in my Formica Kitchen, but Bob is the one who was framed."

"Certain colors bring out the best features in a gal and others do less than nothing for her. I learned long ago I should stay away from blue...

...I practically dragged Bob into a show room kitchen with the bluest Formica counter tops you ever saw. "'This is it,' said I."

"You must be out of your mind," he exploded; "you know darn well any setting we put you in has got to be green or red."

"Before he knew what hit him he had 'sold me' on the green Formica I picked out months ago."

Notes
Advertisement prepared for appearance in "House & Garden," "House Beautiful," and "Living for Young Homemakers" magazines.
Web display only

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· Formica Corporation
· Advertisement for Formica, 1955

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