Advertising is a perennial repository of culture.
Consider the advertisements used by the U.S. Army to recruit women during World War II. You’ll find a wealth of hints regarding not only the culture of the Army, but also the American public. As you look at the ads I’ve selected, ask yourself, “Who’s in the ad? Who’s left out? Are they depicted in an accurate or idealized fashion? Why or why not?”
Big blue skies, bright sunshine, and high temperatures in the low sixties--perfect for tiptoeing through the tulips. My husband and I arrived before the crowds and in time for the first outdoor concert.
Over 40,000 tulip bulbs nestle in the gardens. Today they might all have been in bloom. Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas, never lets us down.
Lynne Schall is the author of three novels: Women's Company - The Minerva Girls (2016), Cloud County Persuasion (2018), and Cloud County Harvest (November 2022). She and her family live in Kansas, USA.