No squabbles

Show this to your children. They won’t believe that there was once a time when fashionable women read the newspaper:

Dovedown hosiery ad

The old mill at 18th and Broad in Griffin, Georgia, south of Atlanta, has long since disappeared, though the Dovedown trademark didn’t actually expire until 2008.

An operation called reports that they have the last remaining pairs of Dovedown stockings, in the following colors: Cloudmist, Rose Blush, Tango, Wild Mink, Serenade and Promenade.


  1. Roger Green »

    12 November 2012 · 12:45 pm

    In my world, at least, intelligent women are hotter.

  2. nightfly »

    12 November 2012 · 1:08 pm

    Hm. I think this would also qualify as Rule 5 and Stemware, no?

  3. CGHill »

    12 November 2012 · 1:24 pm

    I try to have someone identifiable for Rule 5. Stemware, maybe, although the focus here is on the wrapping, not the content. (For just such occasions, I have a “nice legs” tag, though none of the tags here are really applied with any great consistency.)

  4. Tatyana »

    12 November 2012 · 2:12 pm

    Y’all are such pedants

  5. fillyjonk »

    12 November 2012 · 2:40 pm

    I’m wondering if maybe the fibers in those “vintage” stockings offered might not have perished? I don’t know what “dovedown” is but I’m presuming it’s some kind of early synthetic…..I know old silk can last but I doubt old nylon would.

    Also, the ad makes me think of WWII and carrier pigeons and women working at Bletchley Park for some reason.

  6. CGHill »

    12 November 2012 · 3:11 pm

    It’s just a brand name, as far as I know; it doesn’t denote a particular fiber. (The products on offer are nylon, according to the supplier.)

  7. nightfly »

    12 November 2012 · 6:52 pm

    Fair enough re: Rule 5, though she’s certainly somebody I’d like to get to know.

    And the script font on the bottom of the ad is brilliant.

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