Be An Accountant, Man

Sexist ad on the back cover of Ranch Romances & Adventures (May, 1971) which clearly states that men who are trained in accounting are being moved up the ladder to important management positions. Way to go, LaSalle. Did the coursework include how to belittle the female accountants and ways to chase the secretary around the office?

Craft Scan Friday: “Your Home Will Bloom With Color”

This bit of ephemera, Artex Hobby Products, Inc. Pattern Booklet No. 731, copyright 1973, illustrates a bit of the history of women working from home.

Artex Hobby Products, Inc., of Lima Ohio, is no longer in business; but it was a member of the Direct Selling Association. The following scans are of the pages outlining the benefits of becoming an Artex Instructor, i.e. selling the Artex product line via party plans, and the pages for the Artex Painting Class hostesses, who receive Artex merchandise as their Hostess Awards.

You can, quite easily, earn $10 to $100 per week in your spare time, without neglecting your family…by joinng the Artex Family today.

A trip to Paris, a color TV, even a new car could be yours as these are just a few of the many wonderful extras that are awarded to Artex Instructors throughout the year.

Modern Woman Mondays: “One of the first things a secretary learns is to keep her feet off the desk.”

This week’s Modern Woman Monday is another gem from the February, 1961 issue of Magic Circle; this time not only helping we womenfolk understand proper workplace etiquette, but assisting with the naughty secretary myth. What a lovely pair.

Office procedure is sure to be disrupted if the boss permits such goings-on as this around his place of business. One of the first things a secretary learns is to keep her feet off the desk. The cutie shown here is Angie Dickinson, who isn’t likely to get fired.