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Refrigerators... in Space! (1965)

The image above is from a 1965 Frigidaire print advertisement. The futuristic style reminds me of the New Christy Minstrels album cover we looked at a few years ago, though the faux-wood paneling on that fridge doesn't scream "space age" to me.

The ad was found in the book The Golden Age of Advertising - The 60s, cropped just as you see above, but I'm curious if the original ad had any interesting copy to justify the space age ladies pictured.

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I now desire a wood panel fridge. The wood can be faux and I will still be happy. However I have some concerns about the futuristic ladies: They seem to need oxygen helmets and special glasses to protect themselves when in contact with the fridge. Does the fridge emit poisonous gases or deadly light frequencies and will this safety equipment be supplied with the fridge?

January 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRashasman

I found this about the ad, thought you may be interested.

January 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdevelopit


Check out this site; an ad from the same series is a bit down the page:

"Space-age refrigeration"

January 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenneth

Best I can find so far is

The scan is crap but the text of the ad has been transcribed.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarrock

I used that photo once for a rave flyer I loved it so much!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMr. JW

May be sometimes its better.. always never work...

portable air conditioning Unit...

March 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuji

Here is the full ad from a magazine I scanned:

August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrederick

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