Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A 50-year-old advertisement for
The York Bank and Trust Company

I love this 1962 advertisement for The York Bank & Trust Company, which appears on the back cover of "303 Valuable Household Tips," a 16-page staplebound booklet distributed by Pennsylvania bank that has since been absorbed into M&T Bank.

It was "a really friendly bank" (aren't those diamond logos great?) in the early 1960s, with multiple drive-in offices and locations in York, Dover, Fawn Grove, Mount Wolf, Shiloh, Shrewsbury and Wrightsville.

And, of course, if you did your business with this bank, you'd clearly have more time to relax, just like the care-free lady in the wire lounge chair. (She looks extremely well-manicured for someone with nothing to do, doesn't she? Couldn't she at least be reading a copy of "Lilies of the Field" or "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"?)

As for the rest of the household-tips booklet, my wife has, coincidentally, already done an outstanding job of describing it in this October 2011 Only In York County blog post.

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