What Is ItAn advertisement from the Wellesley News, the student newspaper of Wellesley College, from the late 1910s.
Why I Find It InterestingWe often talk about how Christmas seems so commercialized and how companies regularly try to push back the start of when they can advertise and nudge people to buy for the holidays. This ad from November 13, 1919 shows that this is almost a century-old practice. They even offer "Gift Cards." Clearly, it's ads like these that remind me there is nothing new under the sun.
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