Polly unsaturated

For several months now, we’ve been serving up vintage hosiery ads, and somehow I had yet to do one for this famed British Superbrand, which has been making basically the same pitch for many years:

Pretty Polly advertisement

The original Pretty Polly (1901-1931) was a racehorse; as a two-year-old filly, she won all nine races in which she was entered, and she retired with a lifetime record of 22 wins in 24 starts, finishing second twice. A fitting model, wouldn’t you think?

1 comment

  1. Roger Green »

    5 August 2013 · 5:58 am

    When I think of Pretty Polly, I think of that murder ballad Judy Collins did c 1968.

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