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The Big Picture: Match the Ad to the Year

Jan 5 2009
Instructions

What people sold—and how they were selling it—can tell you a lot about a society at any given time period. What do ads seem to want people to want? What needs or desires do the products sell themselves as fulfilling? Who do ads leave out? Who do they include? Select the year that the following advertisements were published.


  1. A.

    1935

    B.

    1941

    C.

    1951

    D.

    1930


  2. A.

    1938

    B.

    1942

    C.

    1957

    D.

    1960


  3. A.

    1942

    B.

    1956

    C.

    1939

    D.

    1960


  4. A.

    1947

    B.

    1929

    C.

    1936

    D.

    1959


  5. A.

    1972

    B.

    1961

    C.

    1969

    D.

    1978


  6. A.

    1932

    B.

    1940

    C.

    1928

    D.

    1915