A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

History: Ladies Day Excursions to New York (1956)

The Jersey Central Lines Pennsylvania Railroad ran this ad in the 22 Mar 1956 edition of The Matawan Journal encouraging stir crazy housewives to send their husbands off to work and sons to who-knows-where (but well dressed) and take a train into the city, presumably to shop or do whatever it is women did during the day in the 1950s. (It's unclear what they were supposed to do with their daughters.) The Ladies Day round-trip non-peak fare from Red Bank into New York City was only $1.85.

Did you ever see Revolutionary Road? Just think, the 2012 Presidential election could bring back that perspective on the role of women and girls. And you thought that argument was mostly over...


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