Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

Using Archives to Teach Gender



All referenced quotes presented on the sidebars in this website are taken from the book Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information, edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets.

Advertisement – 1959 – Fashionable Luggage

Advertisement from St Michael News, May 1959.

This short article and accompanying picture advertises the newly released range of luggage from M&S. The cases are promoted as the ‘clever woman’s’choice’, combining practicality with style, with ‘dashing Dress Robertson tartan’ adorning all of the varying sizes of luggage – perfect for air travel.


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You may also be interested in videos of M & S advertisements broadcast on television throughout the 20thcentury. To find out where you can access these videos, click here.

Source: Marks & Spencer Company Archive

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