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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Retro Office...

I figured I would stick with the office decor theme this week, seeing as how I finally got to show you some fabulous aspects of my own little work place.

Today, then, Ive found some pictures of office places from the 1940's,1950's and 1960's so you can see what a retro office was like. Mad Men, for example, provides a picture of a 1960's office for the modern viewer and younger generation ( those who are too young to have experienced it first hand).Type writers and metal desks where the stationary of secretaries; bulky phones, intercom systems, and other outdated technology could easily be spotted in some of this pictures.

There a certain glamour among secretaries of the 50's and 60's... a forgotten glamour really. While the girls then, where so well put together, with kitten heals, perfectly placed hair, skirts and dresses, today's working girl is quite different. Sex appeal is used in smaller doses, and the need to dress your best isn't always the case.

Other things have altered too. The office parties are not the same, coca cola, coffee, tea and water have replaced whiskey, Bourbon and rye, and well, the boss isn't as sleazy ...or charming. The office place has changed a great deal throughout the years. Modern technology makes work much easier, and women have gained more respect and higher paying positions. But still, as I sit in my cherry wood L-shaped desk, with my high backed cushioned chair, I cant help but day dream what it would be like to be a secretary in the 1950's.

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