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UV Ray Lamp beauty Ad, 1947

Thanks to Memsaab Greta who generously shared her collection of Filmindia magazines ranging from year 1939 to 1953 (actually she got them from her friend Shalini, so a big thanks to her too), I will be uploading ads back from those years.

At first I thought of uploading ads in a chronological order but then this beauty of an ad (beauty ad?) was just too good to care about any sort of order.

"Health giving & Vitaminising
More Wonderful than Alladin's lamp is the
Sun-Kraft
Ultraviolet Ray Lamp."
For Rs. 370 (that must have been a fortune back then) available at Connaught place, New Delhi. From Filmindia, June 1947 
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'The Oriental Watchman and Herald of Health: A Magazine for Health Home and Happiness' September 1952.
Came across it in Adventist Archives.

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2 comments:

  1. Rs 370 in 1947 must have been a pretty princely sum!

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  2. Wow! They had suntan lamps available in India and that too in the 40's and 50's...I am shocked!
    I wonder how many people used them and if this trend was so popular then it must have been with select few because majority of Indian population never wants to be darker than they already are :)

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