2nd September 2016

Well,  it’s nearly Father’s Day.  Have you got Dad a pressie yet?  Here are some ideas from the past.

1953

1953: But only if he’s been really marvellous.

Truth (Brisbane) 1st September 1935

Truth (Brisbane) 1st September 1935:  Faithful dog my his side.   Beer in his hand.  Wife mowing in her heels and 2 piece suit,  Hmmmm…..

The Daily News 6th September 1941. I'm a bit confused about Cupid flying in the corner...what's he got to do with socks? Is it because Dad will be so annoyed at receiving socks as a present that Cupid has to make him love them? And I was a bit confused about 'Caterpillar Traction'... I was thinking creepy-cralies until I saw the tank in the corner.

The Daily News 6th September 1941.  I’m a bit confused about Cupid flying in the corner…what’s he got to do with socks?  Is it because Dad will be so annoyed at receiving socks as a present that Cupid has to make him love them?  And I was a bit confused about ‘Caterpillar Traction’… I was thinking creepy-crawlies until I saw the tank in the corner.

The Forbes Advocate 20th August 1954. Just remember, 'What a man likes and what he is usually given are two very different things.' So, Dad, do you really want shaving gear, clothes brushes, wallets, pocket knives or smoking paraphernalia? Actually, the swiss army knife would be good.

The Forbes Advocate 20th August 1954.   Just remember,  ‘What a man likes and what he is usually given are two very different things.’   So, Dad,  do you really want shaving gear,  clothes brushes,  wallets, pocket knives or smoking paraphernalia?  Actually,  the Swiss army knife would be good!

 

 Foy's Suggest... Shirts, shirts, shirts, pyjamas, socks, socks, sox (I thought they said sex for a moment), and still more socks, undies, knitwear, a tie or two, garters, hankerchiefs, braces, dressing gowns , lounge jackets, a leather kitbag, a Briar pipe or trousers. (What's a leather kitbag?)


The Advertiser 2nd September 1935.   Foy’s Suggest… Shirts, shirts, shirts, pyjamas, socks, socks, sox (I thought they said sex for a moment), and still more socks, undies, knitwear, a tie or two, garters, hankerchiefs, braces, dressing gowns , lounge jackets, a leather kitbag, a Briar pipe or trousers. (What’s a leather kitbag?)

Well.  It seems some things never change.

However,  I think Dad would be concerned if I bought him a pipe,  garters or braces!

2 thoughts on “2nd September 2016

  1. Michael Thompson

    Hi,
    I saw your entry for Anthony Hordern’s in the “Department Stores and Tailoring Firms: branded buttons”
    section of your website. I have a A HORDERN & SON SYDNEY button if you would like a picture for your website. A similar button was excavated at a WWI site in Fromelles, France – so Hodern also produced buttons/clothing for the military.
    May I send you a picture anyway in the hope you may be able to date the button?
    Kindest regards

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