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HolidayBuyer's Guide

Dream in pink

Hipster clean

Busting dust

Holiday vac

Depression era

Mad for vacuums

Early ad

Clean lines

Ads meet propaganda

Pops of color

Jazz Age shine

It's a pleasure

Brave little vacuums

Sleek

Postwar relief

Fashion-friendly

In the 1960s, mothers and daughters always dreamed of pink vacuum cleaners. Obviously it's a true fact.

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The hip kids craved radio-like vacs circa 1968.

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Dustbusters debuted around 1979, along with these festive ads.

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Many ads of the 1950s had a recurring theme: housewives craving a shiny vacuum cleaner for Christmas.

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Babies always sell –- a tenet that has worked well for advertisers since at least the Depression Era.

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"Mad Men" fans might see Betty and little Sally Draper in this ad from the early 1960s.

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The early 20th century was all about getting work done before 10 a.m., apparently.

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Caption by / Photo by Frantz Premier

The stripped-down aesthetics of 1950s hepcat fashion seeped in vacuum cleaner ads of the same era.

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Hitler was no match for Eureka in 1943.

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Psychedelic colors found their way into this ad from the mid-1960s.

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Caption by / Photo by Hoover

The 1920s were all about making sure that dance floor stayed party-ready.

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Caption by / Photo by Hamilton Beach

This ad from the 1960s focused on ease of use.

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Wartime advertisers linked their products to the unbeatable American spirit.

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Caption by / Photo by Eureka

This campaign from the mid-1940s looks more like a car ad.

Caption by / Photo by Hoover

Once World War II ended, America was back to focusing on the home -- and, apparently, how clean it could get.

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General Electric let America know their vacuums would complement the small-waisted Dior silhouette of the mid-1950s.

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Caption by / Photo by GE
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