Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bath Time Redux

How far dad's have come.

This week's objet d'eBay, is a Life Magazine whose cover line is "Bath for Dad's Day." The 1947 magazine celebrated a time when (at least in the public imagination) everyone did something special to make that one day extra perfect for fathers.

Showing the "progress" since then, Life today is an archive of photos that get produced into books — such as the just-released Life with Father — much more than a news chronicler. And kids no longer take baths for their fathers on "his" special day, but instead put together their pennies to send dads off to baths (and spas) on their own.

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