Color Defense

20 10 2015

Interesting inspiration for this c. 1950s advertisement from the Cambridge Tile Manufacturing Co. “The ancient Egyptian’s concept of functional color was based upon pure superstition. A green amulet, for example, was supposed to ward off the evil eye.” Contrary to the implied suggestion that you encrust your home with green tiles to keep unwanted neighbors, in-laws, salesmen, and Mormons at bay, the rest of the ad explains how this color prevents eye fatigue, etc.

There’s nothing like a product that does double-duty.

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20 10 2015
Tisa

This one looks so familiar, you probably got it from me! Am thinking we need a little more items to ‘ward off the evil eye’ these days….or is that the ‘stink eye’?!

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