06/26/2013 05:33 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Vintage Ad Promises 'Blast-Resistant' Houses For The Atomic Age (PHOTO)

Let's just say that looking for a home could be a blast.

When looking for a new home, there's usually a short list of features you definitely want. For some, it's a backyard. For others, it's a garage.

But during the Atomic Age, "blast-resistant" houses were the thing -- according to this vintage ad.

From a decor perspective, the home is relatively stylish for the time. But while the concrete blocks may resist the sudden atomic blast (cough, cough), we're not sure the glass will hold up. What gets us, however, is the dare-we-say enthusiastic tone the ad has towards its subject.

A firesafe, attractive, low-annual cost house, it provides comfortable living -- PLUS a refuge for your family in this atomic age.


This vintage ad may have raised eyebrows, but not as many as the advertisements below.

Sexist Vintage Ads

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