1 Jun 2018

Friday party!

These advertisements are from the May 1933 issue of National Geographic Magazine. My father was born that month (he just turned 85!), and these provide some perspective on how much life has changed in his lifetime. (For more on those changes, read "conversation with my dad part 1" and "part 2").




The same issue, by coincidence, has an article on flying [pdf] that explains how the "means of the rich" were coming to the people. My dad, by the way, was taking the ship between Canada and England in the 1950s. By the 1960s, my mom was flying from Hawaii to Europe, via New York where she met my dad :)