advertising… runs in the fam

March 31, 2009

Advertising runs in the fam, originally uploaded by addydoodle.

apparently she was appearing in ads long before i was writing them.

my grandma “nan” had a photo shoot for a newspaper ad promoting ohio power ( circa 1960. )

the concept behind this print: she’s writing a letter to her mother detailing how swell life is with electric appliances. the other half of this spread features her actual mother reading the letter. it gave both of their actual addresses. they were four streets apart.

these were the days before forms of consent, talent fees and retouching artists. simple concept. simple photo. simple ad.

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