Remember door-to-door salesmen?


Nicholson Baker, Bissel

Door-to-door salesmen used to sell everything from encyclopaedias to vacuum cleaners. The women tended to only sell Avon door to door if I remember. If my mother was any example, if you were a housewife in the 50s and 60s, it was probably the highlight of your day to see a vacuum cleaner salesman.

Here is a swimming pool sample case from the 1960s. I think it’s pretty cool!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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