Thursday, March 20, 2008


You're time is running out --- Easter us just around the corner, and you haven't gotten your chicks yet? Today, you're going to get into trouble for buying baby animals just for Easter entertainment. Back in the day, there were enough farming families around with easy access to chicks to make dyeing them for Easter a popular event; they'd be kicked back out into the barnyard when Easter passed. Now, you get rich urbanites think that fun looks awfully cute, and try to bring the practice to town...leaving unhappy birds and bunnies with no good home. These ads from 1952 were for farmers, to bulk up their livestock inventory, and I suppose a couple got a dose of beet juice on Good Friday; let's hope none found their way into the cities, lest Joey and Chandler take them in!

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Blogger pussreboots said...

I took a look to see if you'd included any ads from Castro Valley, CA. They used to be a major egg and chicken producer in California.

March 21, 2008 7:48 PM  
Blogger Azrael Brown said...

This edition of magazine was midwest-centric, so I think they targeted advertisers that were relatively locally -- apparently Missouri was the nearest large producers in the '50s.

March 22, 2008 5:51 PM  

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