Jetcape15 saidSome of those where discussed a few days ago in this thread
Yeah, and it includes perhaps the most famous of the Cannon towel ads during WWII, which always showed naked GIs taking baths together. Which was of course accurate for that time period.
The other thing there I noticed was a Jantzen swimsuit ad, of a guy wearing a tight suit with open side panels. OMG, I had a yellow one just like that in 1955 or 56! My mother bought it for me, and I was so embarrassed to wear it. Odd, because in our home pool I had previously swum naked, not uncommon for little boys of that era. I think the reason was my younger sister, who was getting old enough herself that she should no longer be seeing me naked.
But I wore baggy trunks at the shore, and when I made it clear I wasn't going to wear those open-sided things there, I got a new pair of conventional trunks. You have to remember that kids grow a lot at that age, and swimsuits didn't hold up well, either, so I'd need to get all new every summer, couldn't wear last year's.
But funny seeing that Jantzen ad and remembering that. [SIGH]