Pretty Ladies Posing with Obsolete Technology


Jean-Luc Godard’s famous filmmaking recipe: “All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.” But in the world of advertising, all you need to sell the newest high-tech gadget is a girl and… actually, that’s it. Just a girl. And, as far as we can tell, this has been true since the beginning of time — or, at least, for the past 100 years. Which means that there are many wonderful images floating around of beautiful women snuggling up to obsolete technology, from phonographs and typewriters to boomboxes and Walkmen. Enjoy ten of our favorite such images (and feel free to start an entire Tumblr based on this premise, as long as you let us know you’re doing it so we can follow you), after the jump.

Phonograph, c. 1908

Typewriter, 1920s

Electric typewriter

Record player, 1960s

Black-and-white TV

Car stereo, 1969

Boombox, 1980s

Color camera and Betamax recorder, 1980s

Early office computer

Walkman, 1980s