THE HAVES and the have nots

I think it's hard for younger people today to really grasp how far we've come. This ad for Del Monte pineapple juice is from a 1937 Better Homes and Gardens. I don't really think I need to make any comment. Each person will bring what they want to it. It's like a scene from one of those 1930s Hollywood musicals where the women were bejeweled and white like snow and the servants were always black and spoke broken English. Even the height difference between the two women was calculated.

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  1. Anonymous1/12/2009

    OMG, this is disgraceful, even for a 1937 mentality. I'm shocked that this was an acceptable magazine advertisement. Marcy

  2. It is amazing corporations were so blase about racism, but then I've also found racist remarks in old original Nancy Drew books. It was just acceptable back then. Isn't it nice we've changed?